Dead white men are revered by many as responsible for the advancement of civilisation, says sociology professor Kehinde Andrews. But, he argues, this so-called progress came at the expense of millions of people of colour. Global inequality is not an accident, he argues – it is designed to keep the hierarchy of race intact.
"The New Jim Crow" author and Ford Foundation senior fellow Michelle Alexander in conversation with Ford Foundation president Darren Walker on racial justice, mass incarceration, and #BlackLivesMatter.
The myth of racial difference created to sustain American slavery persists today. Slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved.
Eight-part short video series alludes to several of the numerous ways in which racialized disparity presents itself within institutions and society. The intro is posted below but click through to read more and watch the whole series.
(by Laci Green)