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Racism, the Black Experience, and the Perpetual Fight for Equality (Part 1)

June 09, 2020
Public Health Insight
Racism, the Black Experience, and the Perpetual Fight for Equality (Part 1)
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Public Health Insight
Racism, the Black Experience, and the Perpetual Fight for Equality (Part 1)
Jun 09, 2020

On Monday, May 25th, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year old African American man was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. This was the straw that broke the camel's back and has sparked outrage across the country and in other cities across the world. For centuries, the black community has experienced systemic racism and discrimination, particularly at the hand of whites who have been in a historical position of power still to this day. While black men disproportionately experience negative outcomes when interacting with police, black women are also overrepresented in police violence - they are also mothers, sisters, aunts, partners, and friends of these male victims. In Part 1 of our two-part State of the Union Roundtable Series, Linda Holdbrook, Rose Marcelin, and TeNatalie Golding-Walker join us to share their thoughts on racism, prejudice, discrimination, police brutality, and white privilege.

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On Monday, May 25th, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year old African American man was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. This was the straw that broke the camel's back and has sparked outrage across the country and in other cities across the world. For centuries, the black community has experienced systemic racism and discrimination, particularly at the hand of whites who have been in a historical position of power still to this day. While black men disproportionately experience negative outcomes when interacting with police, black women are also overrepresented in police violence - they are also mothers, sisters, aunts, partners, and friends of these male victims. In Part 1 of our two-part State of the Union Roundtable Series, Linda Holdbrook, Rose Marcelin, and TeNatalie Golding-Walker join us to share their thoughts on racism, prejudice, discrimination, police brutality, and white privilege.

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We would love it if you shared your thoughts with us through direct message on your social media platform of choice or by emailing us at ThePublicHealthInsight@gmail.com.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/publichealthinsight)