How well do you know the story of the Little Rock Nine? Take a journey with us back to 1957 as we speak to Randy Dotson, a Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School, the place where nine African-American children stood against the separate but equal doctrine. This week marks the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case, which found that school segregation was unconstitutional. “Our being there was a direct affront to white supremacy,” said Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine students. What can we learn from this situation as the number of highly segregated schools, defined by zero to 10 percent white enrollment, has more than tripled in the past 30 years?
Erin also shares about coming to terms with her own racism and implicit bias against black people and a discussion ensues about how we can connect with the racism hiding in our hearts through empathy.