Moving the race conversation forward
Center for Racial Justice Innovation
Moving the race conversation forward (4:38) highlights the need to talk about race and racism at the systems level in order to advance racial justice.
This is a four-minute video that was developed to complement a longer report, "Moving the race conversation forward: How the media covers racism and other barriers to productive racial discourse." The report shares findings from a research study that analyzed media narratives related to race. The report documents seven harmful media practices, and offers alternatives to improve the cultural discourse. The video highlights one practice, and shows how a narrative based on individual experience misses the role that systems play in perpetuating racism.
When to use
This video could be used to start a conversation about the role that systems play in supporting racism and could play in challenging racism. Some possible discussion questions include:
- What words or phrases stand out for you from the video?
- What parts are you really clear about?
- What do you want to know more about?
- What questions did this raise for you?
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