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, The Center for Investigative Reporting

Description: This podcast features investigative reporting on a variety of social justice issues. While the scope goes beyond racism, there are numerous episodes which examine structural inequality in America.
Keywords: Education, Criminal Justice, Legacy of Slavery, Capitalism, Healthcare, Privilege/Precarity
Selected Episodes

Description: This episode explores both historical and current racial disparities in home loans.

Description: This episode discusses the high rates of Black girls being pushed out of school and into the criminal justice system.

Description: This episode examines the legacy of slavery and its impact on current racial disparities in maternal healthcare.

Description: “1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery.
Keywords: Capitalism, Education, Healthcare, History, Legacy of Slavery
Selected Episodes

Description: America was founded on the ideal of democracy. Black people fought to make it one.

Description: In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.

Description: For centuries, black music has been an expression of artistic freedom. No wonder everybody is always stealing it.

Description: In the United States, racial health disparities have been as foundational as democracy itself.


Description: More than a century and a half after the promise of 40 acres and a mule, the story of black land ownership in America remains one of loss and dispossession.


Description: In the finale of the podcast, we hear the rest of June and Angie Provost’s story, and its echoes in a past case that led to the largest civil rights settlement in American history.

Description: “A lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America.”
Keywords: (vary across episodes)
Selected Episodes

Description: Discusses the assertion of President Obama’s farewell address that we’re better off in terms of race than we have been in the past 10, 20, 30 years.

Description: What it’s like to be asked for advice on being better allies, and where to draw the line on when and where people of color should feel like they need to help white folks out.

Description: The political and cultural representation of Asian Americans.

Description: Debate as to whether xenophobia is quintessentially American.

Description: Discusses the presidential response to the Charleston massacre, the push to purge Confederate symbols, and the humanitarian crisis brewing in the Dominican Republic.

Description: “The fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.”
Keywords: (vary across episodes)
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Description: The last few weeks have been filled with devastating news: stories about the police killing black people. At this point, these calamities are so familiar that their details have begun to echo each other.

Description: Takes on some (tricky) questions about race, the coronavirus and social distancing.

Description: Many Puerto Ricans grow up being taught that they're a mixture of three races: black, white and indigenous. But on the U.S. census, a majority of Puerto Ricans choose "white" as their only race. On this episode, we're looking into why that is, and the group of people trying to change it.

Description: As international health agencies warn that COVID-19 could become a pandemic, fears over the new coronavirus' spread have activated old, racist suspicions toward Asians and Asian Americans. It's part of a longer history in the United States, in which xenophobia has often been camouflaged as a concern for public health and hygiene.

Description: How did the party of the Ku Klux Klan become the party of choice for black voters? And how did the party of Abraham Lincoln become 90 percent white? It's a messy story, exemplified by the doomed friendship between Richard Nixon and his fellow Republican, Jackie Robinson.


Description: Podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
Keywords: Intersectionality + varies across episodes
Selected Episodes

Description: Unpacks the central role that ideological Whiteness continues to play in the US response to COVID-19, including ongoing efforts -- on the part of individuals and institutions alike -- to unlock the lockdown.

Description: Navigates the historical contours of the pandemic, and the pre-existing inequalities that shape its impact. Explores how intersecting systems of capitalism, patriarchy, racism, and nationalism have converged to define another dark moment in American history.

Description: Examines the different locations where White Supremacy has been deployed and unveiled amidst crisis -- from voting booths in Wisconsin, royal handshakes at 10 Downing Street, and gun stores in the “American heartland,” to overcrowded jails in Chicago, public housing in the American South, and the chambers of Congress.

Description: While American society has taken precautionary measures to counter the spread of the virus, those most vulnerable to societal neglect remain most impacted. Coronavirus did not create the stark social, financial, and political inequalities that define life for so many Americans, but it has made them more strikingly visible than any moment in recent history.

Description: Merges intersectional inquiry with The 1619 Project (which interrogates America’s history of slavery in order to understand racial disparities in 2019) to shed light on the lasting consequences of slavery, segregation, and White Supremacy, and their impact on Black women specifically. Highlights the relationship between the legacy of slavery and instances of modern oppression against Black women, such as the curbing of welfare, forced sterilization, and mass incarceration.

Description: Features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy in order to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture.
Keywords: varies across episodes
Selected Episodes

Description: Addresses the events of spring 2020, from the coronavirus pandemic to the recent Black lives lost to police violence that have sparked a movement— and the resulting rebellion happening across the nation. Honest discussions are had on allyship, the insidious ways white supremacy shows up in our everyday lives, and ways to continue pushing back against systemic racism.

Description: Describes the framework of the “My Family Matters, My Family Counts” campaign, answers questions about families being accurately counted on Census Day, and talks about the impact of the census on communities of color in the next decade.

Description: Discusses advancing policy and community solutions to reduce the harms associated with drug use and the carceral system. They also touch on the importance of language as an organizing tool, and provide a framework that demonstrates racial justice work and marijuana policy reform are inextricably linked.

Description: The Leadership Conference is a coalition of more than 200 civil and human rights organizations serving as the strategic hub of the resistance. Their podcast engages the critical civil and human rights challenges of our day: census, justice reform, policing, education, fighting hate & bias, judicial nominations, fair courts, voting rights, media & tech, economic security, immigration, and human rights.
Keywords: varies based on episode
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Description: Discusses immigration and family separation. The conversation includes experiences of families on the border who are seeking asylum and safety, as well as the importance of immigration reform.

Description: Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison and the iconic Rev. Dr. William Barber II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and architect of the Moral Mondays movement, discuss what justice and freedom look like in the Trump era. The conversation includes how young people are leading the movement and how we should all use our moral compass to continue the fight


Description: David Hogg, activist and co-founder of March For Our Lives and Zion Kelly, activist and student at Florida A&M University, discuss their tragic experiences with gun-related violence — and the urgent need for reform on all levels.

Description: Explores the impacts of COVID-19 on Black lives in particular.

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with fellow activists who offer a unique take on the news, focusing on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color with a weekly one-on-one interview.
Keywords: varies by episode
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