Navigating Diversity - The Legacy of Racial Inequality in the US

Jun 7, 2020

In this episode of Navigating Diversity, host Krystoff Kissoon is joined by guest, Chadwick Pearsall, doctoral candidate in Political Science at Idaho State University. They unpack the topics, "The Hidden Power of Dreaming in Social Movements", and "Confronting the Shared Trauma of Our Past".

The intention behind this episode is provide some historical context on the roots of racism in the United States, and offer some insights from the perspective of ISU doctoral political science students to help others process the scale and extent of the legacy of racial inequality in the U.S. 


Faith Ringgold's 1967 masterpiece, "American People Series #20: Die”.

Book List (compiled by Chadwick Pearsall):

  • How to Be An Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
  • Stamped from the Beginning (Ibram X. Kendi)
  • Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  • A More Beautiful and Terrible History (Jeanne Theoharis)
  • A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. (Edited by James M. Washington)
  • Slavery by Another Name (Douglas Blackman)
  • White Fragility (Robin Diangelo)
  • The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
  • Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)

Films (compiled by Chadwick Pearsall & Krystoff Kissoon):

  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
  • Just Mercy
  • The 13th
  • Atlantics
  • Moonlight
  • If Beale Street Could Talk