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Racial Equity in Public Policy

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African American Resources

Talking about Race, National Museum of African American History and Culture, provides guidance for a more equitable and just world for all, focused on exploring how to speak and engage constructively about race.

The 1619 Project is a Pulitzer prize winning series from The New York Times Magazine (2019) produced to bring awareness to the beginning of American slavery. It reframes the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the center of our national narrative with topics including capitalism, health care, traffic, democracy, medical inequality, sugar, mass incarceration, wealth gap and teaching about our history, a 400 year literary timeline and The 1619 Podcast for ongoing discussion.

The Urgent Fight for Health Equity with Dr. Yolandra Hancock (2021), a pediatrician and obesity specialist, this 12-minute talk at TEDxFogg brings to light the racial inequities in the nation’s healthcare and law enforcement systems, and injustices exacerbated by a pandemic which, “has revealed the ugliness within this country that has existed since its inception.” As founder of Delta Health & Wellness Consulting, she works with Green Scheme, DC Greens and the American Heart Association, to advocate for public health reform, education and fighting pediatric health disparities.

139 Resources for Talking about Race curated by the National Museum of African American History & Culture cover topics of community building, racialized identity, systems of oppression, being antiracist, whiteness, bias and self-care and are segmented by audiences of educators, persons committed to equity and families or caregivers.

Understanding Racism in America is a curated list of 25 TED talks and interviews ranging from 5 minutes to over an hour – from the founders of Black Lives Matter to impact of racism on the economy, voting, health, incarceration, art and the symbols of racism this list may be useful in a variety of settings.

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