Racism and racial inequality are an immense part of our national history. In this series, The Stowe Center team shows how this history unfurls in the lives of one family as they navigate the political, social, and moral landscape during the Civil War and after. To that one family, we layer a state and the ways in which racial profiling continues the legacy of historic racism. To the state, we explore a national issue that links slavery, profiling, and incarceration to the issues of public health and racial inequality during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020.
Ken Barone, Project Manager with the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University, discusses how racist policing practices link the legacy of enslavement to racially motivated incarceration practices.