I spoke with Action News Jacksonville about the role of race in the Dunn Trial. They also show a very short clip from our TalkingRace Project presentation and UNF.
I joined Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, our partner in the TalkingRace Project, on News 4 Jax to discuss how Zimmerman, Dunn, and Ferguson contribute to the national conversation about race and justice.
Next week, we’re officially launching the TalkingRace project, and we expect to get some press. For the project, we’re working with sociologist Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, and were asking four questions: When were you born? Where were you raised? How do you self-identify with race? And what was your first experience with race?
We’re collecting the stories on our TalkingRace.com website, and I hope you’ll consider anonymously sharing your experience. I thinks this project has the potential to get to the heart of the race problem in America, and start a real constructive conversation -- but to do it, I’ll need your help.
You can hear and contribute race stories at TalkingRace.com.
Because of my involvement in the Zimmerman case, I have found myself near the epicenter of the national conversation about race and justice. I’ve decided to use the opportunity to draw upon my long career as a criminal defense attorney to help illustrate how systemic bias affects our criminal justice system, and to propose some ideas about how we can fix it.
I’m proud to be a part of the University of North Florida’s Distinguished Voices Lecture Series, and this Thursday, October 2nd, I’ll be talking about Race and Justice. I would love you you to attend. Some free tickets are still available, and you can reserve your seat on the UNF website.
In the second half of my presentation, I’ll be joined by Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, the sociologist who has joined us to conduct the TalkingRace Project. For the project, we’re asking people from all walks of life four simple questions: When were you born? Where were you raised? How do you self-identify with race? And what is your first memory where racism affected your life? The answers we get are very revealing, and our aim is to compile the stories we collect into a body of research that can give us a better picture of the state of race relations in America today.