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Being color blind, in some ways, concretizes those systems, and structures, and policies that were built on race.

Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation
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Why We Need to Talk About Race

Why We Need to Talk About Race

Show Notes

If you’re white and middle class, you were probably raised thinking that discussing race was impolite. Color blindness was seen as a virtue. But in truth, color blindness is an insidious form of racial oppression, says Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. In this episode, Walker and Jeff Raikes, former CEO of the Gates Foundation, speak with Michele Norris, director of The Bridge at the Aspen Institute, about how color blindness affects social policy.


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