Connections: Discussing incidents of racial profiling
When police arrested two black men for not ordering a drink at Starbucks, it sparked discussions across the country about bias and discrimination. At Connections, we've heard from many people of color who explain that the Starbucks arrests are not new or unusual.
This hour, we have a discussion about how common this type of incident is, and the damage it does. Our guests:
- Calvin Eaton, founder and executive director of 540WMain Community Learning Academy
- Shawanda McGee, program coordinator for Teen Empowerment
- Kiara Johnson, youth organizer for Teen Empowerment