Missed Bridge’s discussion on racial justice in Michigan? Watch the video

Did you miss Tuesday’s Bridge discussion on racial justice and inequality in Michigan? 

Don’t worry. We recorded our Zoom conversation, which featured Branden Snyder, executive director of Detroit Action, a community organization for housing and economic justice in Detroit, and Kafi Kumasi, associate professor of library and information science at Wayne State University, where she researches literacy, equity and diversity, particularly in urban educational environments. 

Watch the video here:

One hundred Bridge readers joined us for this engaging discussion, and even more were turned away by a technical glitch in the Zoom system, which has been resolved and will not impact future Bridge reader chats.

Our August reader discussion will focus on K-12 education in Michigan and what it will look like this fall amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Watch for an announcement and registration information in Bridge soon.

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Francis Cullen
Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:16am

Your in-depth reporting of the debacle which has become substitute teaching in our state, was eye opening. Especially egregious were the statistics which showed the correlation between race/ethnicity and socioeconomic circumstance. You continue to lay bare the myth of the American Dream and the belief by many, that there is no systemic racism in our state or nation. You sow the seed for much-needed discussion of the topics you cover.

Ken Hawk
Wed, 07/29/2020 - 7:23pm

The only reason she would be terrified is if she lacks a very basic understanding of mathematics and is unable to think critically.
Sounds like maybe she isn't qualified to teach?

Charles Donahue
Wed, 07/29/2020 - 7:24pm

Racism only exists in the minds of racists.

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 7:35pm

There is NO systemic racism in Michigan,,just some people who want to blame others for their own failures. or have very sinister motives. Let us unite as one and end the the tearing apart by race of the people of our great Michigan!