America’s history has many stories of strong and principled leadership; however, laws and policies enacted over the last two centuries were often exclusionary. Not everyone has been equally positioned to access the full benefits of citizenship or gain wealth or power. How has structural racism shaped our country since its founding? What does the life and death of George Floyd tell us about the impact of structural racism on the individual and on policing?
Part one of this series features:
Jeffery Robinson, head of the Who We Are Project and former director of the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality
Monica Bell, Ph.D., associate professor of law at Yale Law School and associate professor of sociology at Yale University
Brittany Arsiniega, Ph.D., assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Furman University
*Given the surge of COVID-19 cases, the general public is incited to attend via Zoom webinar. Detailed information about each session and our speakers can be found at furman.edu/straight-talk.