14.7.20

1619-2020 W/ Nikole Hannah Jones



Loved Nikole's reporting before I even knew who she was. When I discovered the link between her reporting and her I was in awe. Still am. If you haven't read "The 1619 Project" I recommend it.

This talk is about that, but more it is about providing actual concrete things white people can do to reach racial equity and so much of that has to do with acknowledging America's past, teaching it, and owning it.

One of the most poignant points she makes here is about tech companies and corporations trying to seize the current moment, not by committing to large shifts in their hiring practices but to saying "Black Lives Matter" in a tweet or giving laptops to students. I wish I could say more, but take a listen.

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