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A Look at Systemic Racism through the Eyes of Education and Our Justice System

In this week’s Episode of JustLove, we discuss the issue of systemic racism and efforts in educational and other settings to combat it. First, we’ll have a conversation with the mother of students at the prestigious Dalton School in Manhattan about the school’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and how these initiatives have been received by students their parents at the school; and also a discussion with a retired chaplain at the New York City Department of Corrections and a permanent deacon here in the Archdiocese of New York about his decades-long efforts to educate and overcome what he refers to as the disease of racism.

Lori Davis is the Principal Consultant of Lori Davis Consulting, Inc. here in New York City. Lori Davis is the mother of two children who have attended the prestigious Dalton School here on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Lori discusses the Dalton School’s recent initiatives on diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism at the school in the wake of the murder of George Floyd last spring, and how these initiatives have been received by students and their parents at the school.

Deacon Kenneth Radcliffe is a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of New York and a retired administrative chaplain who worked at the New York City Department of Correction for 20 years where his assignments included Rikers Island, detention centers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and the Manhattan Detention Complex also known as “The Tombs.” In today’s recording, Deacon Ken Radcliffe shares with us a bit about his decades-long efforts to use his training as a recovery and relapse prevention specialist to help individuals, groups, and society overcomes what he terms the “Disease of Racism”.

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