Why we must confront hard historical truths - Hasan Kwame Jeffries
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Although race and racism are at the top of Americans’ public discussions, it turns out that most white parents in the US don’t talk about those issues with their kids.
Explore the research of how to best talk to your kids about race
Watch the PBS documentary "The Talk: Race in America" about the talk parents of color have with their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.
Watch Jane Elliot's "A Class Divided" classroom experiment, a lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power 30 years later.
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How racism makes us sick Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, and reveals how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. In this eye-opening talk, Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system-- and offers examples of programs that are working to dismantle discrimination.
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