"Ask The Experts" is a multi-part interview of experts in the intersection of politics, policy, history, and race. We aim to make news and education more thoughtful by posing important questions to experts in the relevant fields and making their answers easy to navigate.
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Ask The Experts was inspired in early June, when the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery dominated the news cycle and awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement began to pick up undeniable momentum. We found ourselves feeling passionate about the issues contributing to racial inequality in America and, nearly a decade after graduating, hungry for our college's small classes full of raw discussion.
Our first episode of Ask The Experts focused on Race in America, with Professor Marcus Pohlmann and Professor Charles McKinney as panelists. We covered questions about Black Lives Matter, protest-related looting and violence, police reform and defunding, and systemic racism in the prison and health care systems, among other things.
Since then, we've produced episodes on urban education and the effects of COVID-19 on schools, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death and the Supreme Court, the 2020 election, and the psychology of politics and conspiracy theories. Our goal is to provide thoughtful academic commentary to a wide audience by posing important questions to experts in the relevant fields and making their answers easy to navigate on YouTube and Instagram. Our audience is anyone who has questions about the big issues America is facing in 2020, from our fellow alumnae of Rhodes College to our friends and family and professional networks.
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