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Nikole Hannah-Jones & Dr. Kamau Bobb  | The 1619 Project | The Search for Racial Equity

Nikole Hannah-Jones & Dr. Kamau Bobb | The 1619 Project | The Search for Racial Equity

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11 September 2020

Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones sees her “work as forcing us to confront our hypocrisy, forcing us to confront the truth that we would rather ignore.” She holds nothing back as she discusses civil rights and racial injustice as a student of history. “As power always does, power protects itself.” Given this, will the current actions of policy makers and corporations cause transformative change or will they just subvert and delay the real change necessary to reorder the hierarchy? Ms. Hannah-Jones’s parallel command of language and truth are awe-inspiring and force us to take a hard look at our assumptions and question the completeness of the history that we learned and how that has shaped our society today. The 1619 Project  aims to reframe the history of the United States by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the US’s national narrative. Slavery is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country’s very origin. The Search for Racial Equity Series is a global forum offering an in depth study and dialog of racial equity and justice, through forthright discussion and a syllabus that intends to amplify the most authentic and powerful voices of our time and of this movement. Watch Nikole's past Talks at Google event here. See more videos like this via #RacialEquity #The1619Project #NikoleHannahJones


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