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Experts Question Corporate Inclusion Training

After singer SZA reported that she was racially profiled at a California Sephora cosmetics store, the company shut down all their stores for a one-hour diversity training for all its 16,000 employees.   Reporter Karen Grigsby Bates questioned experts about…

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Talking Race With Young Children

Listen to this segment of the NPR series Parenting: Difficult Conversations created by KQED and Sesame Street by clicking here.  Hosts Cory Turner and Anya Kamenetz interview parents and expert Beverly Daniel Tatum about how to talk to children about race…

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50 Years Later, Raised Fists During National Anthem Still Resonate

NPR reporter Karen Grigsby Bates relates the story of Tommie Smith and John Carlos, American sprinters who won gold and bronze medals respectively in the 1968 Olympics  200-meter running event, then bowed their heads and raised their black-gloved fists on…

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Robin DiAngelo On White People’s ‘Fragility’

“White progressives cause the most damage to people of color. . . . Niceness is not only not courageous, niceness is not going to get racism on the table . . . Question of ‘how’ rather than ‘if’ I’ve been…

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Even Famous And Successful Black Women Can Encounter Serious Pregnancy Complications

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, about the fact that black mothers have a higher mortality rate than white mothers and the effect of racism.  To hear the…

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