We do not live in a color blind society. Racism is a very real issue. So why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? Dr. Robin DiAngelo asks and provides answers to this question. She is a consultant and trainer on issues of racial and social justice. Robin received her PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how Whiteness is reproduced in everyday discourse. She’s currently the Director of Equity for Senior Services, Seattle/King County. Dr. DiAngelo came up with the term white fragility, which she explains is a function of white privilege.
Community organizers continue to voice their opposition to the youth detention center proposed to replace the existing one despite King County’s plans to move forward. Organizers say it’s not just about a building, it’s about the racial inequity of the prison system. On Tuesday, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced measures to address racial disparity in the juvenile justice system. KBCS News & Public Affairs Director Sonya Green discusses the latest news and reactions with South Seattle Emerald Founder and Executive Director, Marcus Green, a member of the Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine, Criminal Justice Strategy Manager, Dave Chapman and Plymouth Church United Church of Christ Associate Minister, Brandon Duran.
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