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Racial Identity


Neuroethology of Racial Identity

Dr. Dan McCkloskey, lectures on how babies understand racial identity before they have a concept of self. 

The "N" Word

“Why It’s So Hard To Talk About the N-Word,”

Historian Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor leads a thoughtful and history-backed examination of one of the most divisive words in the English language: the N-word.

Adolescence Brain


Mysterious workings of Adolescence brain

Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically "teenage" behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.

Student Podcast


Students of Color in a Suburban School

Students of color in a predominantly "white" school, speak about their experiences.  

"Black" Student Voices

Limited Classroom Discussions on Race:

Education Week spoke with 10 Black high school students from across the country about how they think issues of race and racism should be handled in school

Systemic Racism


Systemic racism and life in America.

From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these probleere's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it.

Race Matters

Race Matters: America in Crisis, A PBS NewsHour Special

America in Crisis concerning Race.  PBS NewsHour believes beginning the conversation by listening to black Americans is key to the next step forward.

Black Race Brutality Roots

Understanding the Racist Roots of Police Violence

Black communities have never had a reason to trust in the police. It's a difficult problem to tackle and much work needs to be done, but understanding the roots of the racial injustice in our system is a crucial first step.

The Look


Racial inequality and discriminatory acts.

Historical references and contemporary approach, highlighting the bias experience black men face in America.

Love | Hate

Neurobiology of Behaviour

How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic -- and also so brutal and violent? Neuroscientist Dr. Robert Sapolsky shares his cutting-edge research into the biology that drives our worst and best behaviors. 

The Audacious Project

Making Racism a Solvable Problem

When we define racism as behaviors instead of feelings, we can measure it -- and transform it from an impossible problem into a solvable one, says justice scientist Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff. 


The insidious and destructive mindset of discrimination

When Chika Okoro read the casting call for one of her favorite films, she noticed that actresses with darker skin were assigned lesser roles —prompting her to address a phenomenon she'd experienced all her life: colorism.

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