Segregation & Discrimination in Kansas City

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This episode corresponds to American Public Square's "East is East and West is West: Segregation in Kansas City" event on Thursday, April 19 at the Johnson County Library. In this episode, host Kaylee Peile speaks with Dr. Sandra Enriquez of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (2:36) and ethnographer Nathaniel Bozarth (9:01) about the history of segregation and racism. The discussion focuses on Kansas City specifically, but touches on cities across the country. This episode wraps up with content from a panel discussion that was held on April 11 entitled, "Can I Touch Your Hair?: A Discussion About Experiencing Discrimination" held at UMKC campus. The panelists included Josh Robinson and co-founder of the Missouri based educational equity consultant firm Just Systems, Cecilia Belser-Patton (18:32). They discuss their experiences with discrimination as people of color, the challenges of navigating dominant culture, & how empathy alone isn’t enough to combat inequity.

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