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Educational Video Addresses Systemic Racism in America

In the wake of the upheaval following the murder of George Floyd, faculty members of NKI’s Center for Research on Cultural & Structural Equity (C-CASE) created an educational video addressing systemic racism and strategies to counter it. Our Racist America is a 'call to action' video presentation that discusses: (1) white privilege; (2) individual-institutional-structural racism against Black Americans; (3) historical and present-day racism embedded in law enforcement; and (4) the economic, social, physical, and emotional harm these tactics have caused Black people in America, spanning centuries. While developed for academics, researchers, and practitioners, this video is useful for any individual, organization, or institution that is taking action against systemic racism. Examples of anti-racist strategies and practices for individuals and institutions are provided and based on the presenters’ informed personal and professional experience as racial disparities researchers in public health, and as lifelong advocates for social justice. Our Racist America is free to view on the C-CASE website here.