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Divided by Design: A Podcast by E Pluribus Unum

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Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who led the controversial effort to remove Confederate statues from the city and who now runs E Pluribus Unum- a nonprofit focused on advancing racial equity in the south, breaks down how we are divided by design. Race courses through every facet of our lives, yet too few people-- particularly white people-- truly understand the scale of racism in America, including our history and how racism still permeates today's institutions. The Divided by Design podcast features discussions with advocates, historians, and experts about how race intersects with health, wealth, criminal justice, housing, and voting rights. By better understanding how we got here to this moment, we can better chart a path forward towards a more just, inclusive and equitable America for us all.

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who led the controversial effort to remove Confederate statues from the city and who now runs E Pluribus Unum- a nonprofit focused on advancing racial equity in the south, breaks down how we are divided by design. Race courses through every facet of our lives, yet too few people-- particularly white people-- truly understand the scale of racism in America, including our history and how racism still permeates today's institutions. The Divided by Design podcast features discussions with advocates, historians, and experts about how race intersects with health, wealth, criminal justice, housing, and voting rights. By better understanding how we got here to this moment, we can better chart a path forward towards a more just, inclusive and equitable America for us all.

Location:

United States

Description:

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who led the controversial effort to remove Confederate statues from the city and who now runs E Pluribus Unum- a nonprofit focused on advancing racial equity in the south, breaks down how we are divided by design. Race courses through every facet of our lives, yet too few people-- particularly white people-- truly understand the scale of racism in America, including our history and how racism still permeates today's institutions. The Divided by Design podcast features discussions with advocates, historians, and experts about how race intersects with health, wealth, criminal justice, housing, and voting rights. By better understanding how we got here to this moment, we can better chart a path forward towards a more just, inclusive and equitable America for us all.

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@unumfund

Language:

English

Contact:

2026740775


Episodes

The Case for Racial Equity

2/5/2021
The Divided By Design podcast kicks off with discussions exploring the “truth” in our history, including the history of racial inequality in the United States; how systemic racism has divided and crippled this country; and the need for audacious leadership to create the change that we all desperately need to be a just and equitable America. We’ll learn about some of the periods and events in our history that have laid the foundation for the systems that continue to perpetuate racism and...

Duration:00:27:12

Criminal In-justice System

2/5/2021
In this episode of Divided By Design , we explore the history of the American criminal justice system, and how systemic racism was a part of its DNA, from the advent of the slave patrol to laws that ensured both power and privilege were to be maintained by white males of wealth and their families. We will also look at the various ways in which the criminal justice system has evolved since Reconstruction, but yet maintains a strong grip on the rights and civil liberties of African Americans,...

Duration:00:29:12

In Search of Health Equity

2/5/2021
In this episode of Divided By Design, we dive into the roots of racism in medicine in the US–that is, the false notion of a biological basis for race–and the way that has shaped the profound systemic racism and anti-Blackness in American medicine. We’ll also discuss the underlying disparities further unveiled during the COVID-19 pandemic, created by actions and inaction at the federal, state and local government level, as well as in the private sector. Also we’ll begin to explore the...

Duration:00:22:49

Block Away But World Apart

2/5/2021
In this episode of Divided By Design, we look at the topic of housing and segregation, particularly in the south. The legacy of segregation is palpable across the American South and has enormous implications for how people lead their daily lives. From redlining and housing policy to physical separations by highways or railroad tracks and transit policies, physical separation is a real-life consequence of decades-old decisionmaking. This episode features Nathaniel Smith of the Partnership for...

Duration:00:22:31

Democracy Denied

2/5/2021
In this episode of Divided By Design, we discuss the history of democracy in America. The promise of America is that we all come to the table of democracy as equals. But our democracy is in crisis. Long before the 2020 election or the coronavirus pandemic, laws and processes have been in place to disenfranchise many Americans from exercising their right to vote. How did we get here? This episode features political leader, voting rights activist and New York Times bestselling author Stacey...

Duration:00:26:17

Getting Closer to Reconciliation

2/5/2021
In this episode of Divided By Design, we start to frame out what getting to reconciliation could look like by talking to behavioral scientists and psychologists who have studied race and bias to shed light on various strategies used to address the pre-conscious thoughts and ideas that prevent us from finding common ground on issues of race and bias. We talk to former White House Communications Director for President Obama and bestselling author Jennifer Palmieri, sociologist Dr. Whitney...

Duration:00:25:04

Dollars and Sense: Breaking Down the Racial Wealth Gap

2/5/2021
In this episode of Divided By Design, we’ll go deeper into how we are divided by design on economic opportunity and inclusion, including the long history of the racial wealth gap. While the United States economy has experienced both amazing highs and catastrophic lows since the end of World War II, there is one economic statistic that has remained eerily constant-- white families have on average ten times the wealth of Black families in America. At the heart of the insights on this episode,...

Duration:00:29:08

Introducing The Divided By Design Podcast

1/26/2021
Mitch Landrieu and a slew of advocates, historians, and experts help us better understand what systemic racism looks like in America today. By better understanding how we got here to this moment, we can better chart a path forward towards a more just, inclusive and equitable America for us all.

Duration:00:00:39