Giving Compass' Take:

• In a video for The Aspen Institute, experts dissect the devastation of systemic racism in America and offer revisions to the country's current doctrines.

• In order to impact change, what must we do to first spread awareness of systemic racism in America? How are you working to encourage peers to focus on long-standing racial issues in the United States? 

• Learn about how you can give effectively in the pivotal match against systemic racism in America.

Systemic racism in America has pervaded many aspects of the lives of people of color for generations. Most recently, the cruel impacts of Covid-19 and the murders of multiple black people at the hands of police, have laid bare these inequities, which cut across criminal justice, healthcare, housing, employment, and education. Harvard historian Khalil Muhammad joins Rashad Robinson of Color of Change for a conversation with the Skillman Foundation’s Tonya Allen about the long history that led us to this moment and the rules (both written and unwritten) that have shaped these systems and cultures—-and ask: what does it look like to rewrite those rules?

Rashad Robinson is President of Color Of Change, a leading racial justice organization with more than 1.7 million members.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.

Tonya Allen is the president & CEO of The Skillman Foundation.

Watch the full video about systemic racism in America at The Aspen Institute.