8 episodes

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.

Divided by Design: A Podcast by E Pluribus Unum Divided By Design

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    • 4.2 • 12 Ratings

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 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 leadership to create the change that we all desperately need to be a just and equitable America. We’ll learn about some of the periods and events in our history that have laid the foundation for the systems that continue to perpetuate racism and oppre...

    • 27 min
    Dollars and Sense: Breaking Down the Racial Wealth Gap

    Dollars and Sense: Breaking Down the Racial Wealth Gap

    In this episode of Divided By Design, we’ll go deeper into how we are divided by design on economic opportunity and inclusion, including the long history of the racial wealth gap. While the United States economy has experienced both amazing highs and catastrophic lows since the end of World War II, there is one economic statistic that has remained eerily constant-- white families have on average ten times the wealth of Black families in America. At the heart of the insights on this episode, t...

    • 29 min
    Criminal In-justice System

    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 by white males of wealth and their families. We will also look at the various ways in which the criminal justice system has evolved since Reconstruction, but yet maintains a strong grip on the rights and civil liberties of African Ameri...

    • 29 min
    In Search of Health Equity

    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. We’ll also discuss the underlying disparities further unveiled during the COVID-19 pandemic, created by actions and inaction at the federal, state and local government level, as well as in the private sector. Also we’ll begin to explore ...

    • 22 min
    Block Away But World Apart

    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 redlining and housing policy to physical separations by highways or railroad tracks and transit policies, physical separation is a real-life consequence of decades-old decisionmaking. This episode features Nathaniel Smith of the Partnershi...

    • 22 min
    Democracy Denied

    Democracy Denied

    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 pandemic, laws and processes have been in place to disenfranchise many Americans from exercising their right to vote. How did we get here? This episode features political leader, voting rights activist and New York Times bestselling author Stacey Abr...

    • 26 min

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12 Ratings

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Brief but important to walk through how racism manifests today and how we got here in the first place.

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