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DC: America's Black Mecca: First in Freedom, First in Leadership (Putting Racism on the Table 2018 kick-off)

Publication date: 
02/2018

At a reception to kick-off the 2018 Putting Racism on the Table series, Dr. Bernard Demczuk, retired George Washington University professor and Ben's Chili Bowl's official historian, discussed why we have to understand the racial history of DC and the US in order to address the root causes of the inequities we see today.

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Structural Racism Theater: "The Pernicious Compromise"

Publication date: 
11/2016

Based sardonically on Masterpiece Theatre, WRAG’s Structural Racism Theater introduces the viewer to concrete examples of structural racism and implicit bias. It’s edgy, dryly humorous, “shareable,” and an incredibly different direction for WRAG. The first episode, "The Pernicious Compromise," focuses on the timely topic of the Electoral College and its connection to the Three-Fifths Compromise.

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Structural Racism Theater: "Darkness in Emerald City"

Publication date: 
11/2016

Based sardonically on Masterpiece Theatre, Structural Racism Theater introduces the viewer to concrete examples of structural racism and implicit bias in an edgy, social media-friendly way. In "Darkness in Emerald City," we look at the relationship between implicit bias and institutional racism.

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Putting Racism on the Table: The Racial Mosaic of America (video)

Publication date: 
06/2016

In the fifth session in WRAG's Putting Racism on the Table series (2016), Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, discussed the experience of nonblack racial minorities in America, the implications of demographic change, and the urgent need to invest in equity.

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