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Stateside: Rep. Brenda Lawrence; celebrating Black art; education’s role in racial inequality

Jun 19, 2020

Today on Stateside, a long-time educator discussed how racism and Black history is taught in schools. Plus, a cultural arts center in Detroit that’s finding ways to survive when the economy crumbles but the mission is more important than ever. And Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) discussed Juneteenth, and the need for a national dialogue about reparations.

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Rep. Lawrence on Juneteenth and the need to discuss reparations in America

  • Rep. Brenda Lawrence is a congresswoman representing Michigan's 14th District.

For the African-American arts education and performance venue, COVID is just another in a long list of challenges

  

  • Oliver Ragsdale Jr. is the president & CEO of the Carr Center.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

It’s not just policing: How schools reinforce racial inequality

  • Matinga Ragatz, is Stateside's education commentator, a consultant, and former Michigan teacher of the year.