Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who led the controversial effort to remove Confederate statues from the city and who now runs E Pluribus Unum- a nonprofit focused on advancing racial equity in the south, breaks down how we are divided by design. Race courses through every facet of our lives, yet too few people-- particularly white people-- truly understand the scale of racism in America, including our history and how racism still permeates today's institutions. The Divided by Design podcast features discussions with advocates, historians, and experts about how race intersects with health, wealth, criminal justice, housing, and voting rights. By better understanding how we got here to this moment, we can better chart a path forward towards a more just, inclusive and equitable America for us all.
The Case for Racial Equity
The Divided By Design podcast kicks off with discussions exploring the “truth” in our history, including the history of racial inequality in the United States; how systemic racism has divided and crippled this country; and the need for audacious...
Criminal In-justice System
In this episode of Divided By Design , we explore the history of the American criminal justice system, and how systemic racism was a part of its DNA, from the advent of the slave patrol to laws that ensured both power and privilege were to be maintained...
In Search of Health Equity
In this episode of Divided By Design, we dive into the roots of racism in medicine in the US–that is, the false notion of a biological basis for race–and the way that has shaped the profound systemic racism and anti-Blackness in American medicine. ...
Block Away But World Apart
In this episode of Divided By Design, we look at the topic of housing and segregation, particularly in the south. The legacy of segregation is palpable across the American South and has enormous implications for how people lead their daily lives. From...
In this episode of Divided By Design, we discuss the history of democracy in America. The promise of America is that we all come to the table of democracy as equals. But our democracy is in crisis. Long before the 2020 election or the coronavirus...
Getting Closer to Reconciliation
In this episode of Divided By Design, we start to frame out what getting to reconciliation could look like by talking to behavioral scientists and psychologists who have studied race and bias to shed light on various strategies used to address the...
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Brief but important to walk through how racism manifests today and how we got here in the first place.