Racism: Dismantling the System

The LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, in partnership with Southern University's Nelson Mandela College of Government & Social Sciences, Louisiana Budget Project, NAACP Louisiana State Conference and LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is pleased to present Racism: Dismantling the System, an ongoing series of conversations about structural racism and solution-oriented action toward equal opportunity and justice in our communities. The series will amplify the voices of community advocates, academics, journalists and more working for social justice in our nation and beyond.

The Opportunity Gap: A Discussion About Healthcare, Economic and Housing Disparities in Communities of Color Part I | March 23

In Part I of The Opportunity Gap, we will explore the historical aspects of the economic, housing and healthcare policies that have led to enormous disparities among communities of color. From tax policies and banking practices that target Black and Brown communities, to housing discrimination and healthcare inequities, join us as we host economists and public health experts to explore the historical roots of policy decisions intended to keep communities of color from progressing in society.

The Opportunity Gap: A Discussion About Healthcare, Economic and Housing Disparities in Communities of Color Part II | April 13

In Part II of The Opportunity Gap, we will focus on current policy issues affecting communities of color. This panel will feature tax experts, economists and public health experts to discuss how we can work to make significant policy changes at both the local and national level.