In the weeks since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis officer, protests have erupted around the world, but black people continue to die at the hands of police.
We're at a pivotal moment regarding race in America. Will we see meaningful change in the days to come, or will we slip back into old patterns?
In this episode of Counter Stories, our conversation starts on the streets with stories of police violence and ends up in the board rooms of corporations who have yet to fully commit themselves to true diversity. We talk about the pressing need for empathy and imagination, as well as the "three C's" — courage, curiosity and compassion.
The Counter Stories team is joined by guest Acooa Lee Ellis, Senior Vice President of Community Impact at Greater Twin Cities United Way.
Counter Stories is hosted by:
Donald Eubanks, associate professor at Metropolitan State University and cultural consultant
Luz Maria Frias, equity coach and founder of The Savvy Coach
Hlee Lee, owner of The Other Media Group
Marianne Combs, correspondent for MPR News
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