August 25, 2020
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.
In this podcast, we share the work of the Urban Institute and their Critical Value podcast series. In episode #51 How Can We Minimize Coronavirus Risk in Prisons and Jails?, host Justin Milner talks to Brie Williams, physician and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, Johnny Perez, director of the US Prisons Program for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, and Urban Institute policy associate Bethany Young about the rapid transmission of COVID-19 in jails and prisons.