Patch: West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James Named Inaugural UNUM Fellow

Oct 3, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA — Mitch Landrieu’s E Pluribus Unum (EPU) announced its inaugural class of UNUM Fellows, including West Palm Beach’s own Mayor Keith James. The cohort of 14 accomplished and diverse Southern elected leaders will embark on a year-long journey to address inequitable and discriminatory policies and practices within their communities.

Birmingham Business Journal: Birmingham Councilor Wardine Alexander named to UNUM Fellows class

Oct 2, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — A Birmingham city councilor is gearing up for a one-year program that will help her address inequitable and discriminatory policies and practices within the Magic City.

Market Screener: Inaugural Unum Fellows Cohort Announced

Oct 1, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mitch Landrieu’s E Pluribus Unum (EPU) announced its inaugural class of UNUM Fellows. The select group of 14 accomplished and diverse Southern elected leaders will embark on a year-long journey to address inequitable and discriminatory policies and practices within their communities. Uniquely positioned to redesign broken systems, these elected leaders begin this signature program amidst a renewed national movement towards racial and economic justice.

Yahoo! News: Inaugural Unum Fellows Cohort Announced

Oct 1, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mitch Landrieu’s E Pluribus Unum (EPU) announced its inaugural class of UNUM Fellows. The select group of 14 accomplished and diverse Southern elected leaders will embark on a year-long journey to address inequitable and discriminatory policies and practices within their communities. Uniquely positioned to redesign broken systems, these elected leaders begin this signature program amidst a renewed national movement towards racial and economic justice.

Local DVM: County Board, School Board members to address systemic racism in Arlington

Sep 30, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington County Board member Katie Cristol and School Board member Reid Goldstein have been accepted into the E Pluribus Unum’s first fellowship program to study the community’s racial inequities. For a year, they’ll learn from other fellows across the South and develop projects to address those inequities.

Tampa Bay Business Journal: Castor named to inaugural class of fellowship aimed at addressing racial equity

Sep 30, 2020

TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The fellowship will help the leaders address racial equity within their communities.

WLTX: Richland, Kershaw County Solicitor Byron Gipson named Inaugural UNUM Fellow

Sep 29, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mitch Landrieu’s E Pluribus Unum (EPU) announced its inaugural class of UNUM Fellows, including Byron Gipson, Solicitor of the Fifth Circuit, Richland and Kershaw Counties.

WACH Fox 57: Byron Gipson named to inaugural Fellow class

Sep 29, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC — Fifth Circuit Solicitor Byron Gipson has been named to a prestigious inaugural class.

Forbes: Interview: Addressing Racial Inequity In State And Local Tax Policy

Sep 21, 2020

Tax Notes contributing editor Roxanne Bland chats with Donnie Charleston, the public policy and advocacy director of the nonprofit E Pluribus Unum, about how state and local tax policies can exacerbate racial inequity and what some communities are doing to address it.

11Alive: 2020 census push: Stacey Abrams joins former New Orleans mayor to urge citizens to participate

Sep 16, 2020

ATLANTA — With the U.S. Census deadline quickly approaching, a campaign urging people to participate continues to sweep the south.

Fox 24 ABC 16 WGXA: Stacey Abrams, Mitch Landrieu urge Georgians to fill out 2020 census

Sep 16, 2020

MACON, Ga. — It only happens once every decade but it carries such importance. The national census is the official way of seeing how and who makes up our country, but it carries more importance than just that. The census plays an important part in giving out money to states based on their needs.

Savannah Morning News: With U.S. Census deadline near, Georgia pushes for higher count

Sep 11, 2020

SAVANNAH, Ga. — With a deadline looming, Georgia is pushing to increase its final count in the 2020 U.S. Census amid hurdles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and poor internet access in some areas.

LSU Daily Reveille: LSU professor researches the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities

Sep 10, 2020 — An LSU professor is conducting research on how Black communities in Baton Rouge are impacted by COVID-19.

Louisiana Weekly: Officials sound alarm bells on New Orleanians not filling out census

Sep 10, 2020 — An emergency situation has popped up regarding federal funding to cities and states. Initially, the collection of 2020 census data was slated to end on October 31, 2020, but that deadline has been moved up to September 30, 2020. As such, New Orleans is at risk of not getting its fair share of the $1.5 trillion that is set to be disbursed based on census-derived data.

Bloomberg Tax: Taxes, Race, and Real Estate Make a Complex Triangle (Podcast)

Sep 4, 2020 

On this week’s episode of our podcast, Talking Tax, we hear from public policy researcher Donnie Charleston, who’s with the group E Pluribus Unum, about how the tax system in America provides white taxpayers with benefits that people of color often don’t or can’t enjoy.

 All On Georgia: Stacey Abrams and Mitch Landrieu launch virtual bus tour to encourage completion of the 2020 Census

Sep 3, 2020 — The virtual bus tour across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, encourages people to complete the 2020 Census as the first, critical step for communities recovering from the global pandemic.

Sirius XM: Mitch Landrieu on the 2020 Race and Racial Injustice 

Aug 20, 2020 — Mitch Landrieu, former Mayor Of New Orleans, on the Press Pool with Julie Mason.

Washington Post Live: Race in America: The Historical Monuments Debate

Aug 7, 2020 — Nationwide demonstrations over police brutality have renewed the debate over how we memorialize America’s past. Monuments, statues, and the names of schools, streets and military bases across the country that honor Confederate leaders and those connected with slavery and oppression have increasingly become a flash point. On Friday, Aug. 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Washington Post Live spoke with former mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu about his 2017 decision to remove Confederate monuments and what his experience can tell us about the current debate. He was joined by New Orleans native and world-renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, whom Landrieu credits with challenging him and compelling a reckoning regarding his view of the statues.

 Ford’s Theatre | Cabinet Conversations: A Reckoning for Confederate Memorials

Jul 30, 2020 — A live streamed event with Mitch Landrieu, Eugene Robinson and Kevin Levin about Confederate monuments.

A Deeper South with Pete Candler (Digital Podcast): ADS Live with Mitch Landrieu

Jul 22, 2020 — Pete Candler talks about race, memory, and history with Mitch Landrieu, the former Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, former mayor of New Orleans, founder of the E Pluribus Unum Fund and author of In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, .

Natural Resources Committee: Monumental Decisions: A Long Overdue Reckoning with Racist Symbols on Our Public Lands

Jul 21, 2020 — In the Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, Mitch Landrieu testifies at a legislative hearing at which various bills around Confederate monument removal were being considered. 

NBC News: Is former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu a leader for this moment of racial reckoning?

Jul 21, 2020 — “Far too many of us have, in our minds, defined racism as whether you have done anything to physically harm a person because of their race or called them a nasty word.”

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: Confronting Racism Is Uncomfortable And That’s Okay

I have said many times that racism is this nation’s most traumatic issue. Part of that stems from our instincts to run away from tough fights, to protect ourselves from vulnerability. It is much easier to talk about the virtues of diversity and inclusion. But diversity isn’t our problem–we have a lot of that in America, and it’s for the better. Racism is our problem, most specifically institutional racism.

EducationNC (North Carolina): Perspective | Big education issues intersect as public opinion shifts

Jun 26, 2020 — In looking ahead to North Carolina’s great education debate over the second half of 2020, the image of a five-point intersection comes to mind. From multiple directions, potent forces, issues, and trends seem headed for a convergence — or perhaps a collision.

Vanity Fair: “Many people…want to walk by ins
titutionalized racism”: Mitch Landrieu, former New Orleans mayor, on the hard work of uprooting the Confederacy

Jun 23, 2020 — Landrieu toppled a statue of Robert E. Lee. But that was only the beginning. In the wake of the recent hopeful upwelling, the mayor talks about small increments of progress—and how much still has to be done.

CNN: Reimagining policing will make us safer

Jun 16, 2020 — The brutal death of George Floyd has rightly trained our eyes on systemic racism and bias in our criminal justice system and the long history of law enforcement’s excessive use of force, which is most often aimed at black Americans. It is clear that nothing short of a complete transformation of policing is necessary to ensure safety for the people of our country.

NPR 1A: Across America And Abroad: Symbols Of White Supremacy Come Down

Jun 11, 2020 — Since the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, America has once again had to grapple with its racism, both present and past. The recent protests have once again surfaced the debate over removal of Confederate statues and other symbols of white supremacy.

Launch Pad Podcast: We Can’t Walk Away From This Truth – An Interview With Mitch Landrieu

Jun 8, 2020 — We hosted a conversation on this episode of Life Style Business with Mitch Landrieu, the former Mayor of New Orleans and the president of the E Pluribus Unum, an initiative he founded to fulfill America’s promise of justice and opportunity for all by breaking down the barriers that divide us by race and class. He published a NYTimes editorial the day before our interview called “The Price We Have Paid for Not Confronting Racism.”

German Marshall Fund of the United States: Three Questions with Mitch Landrieu, Former Mayor of New Orleans

Jun 5, 2020 — Sudha David-Wilp: Mayor Mitch Landrieu, thanks for joining us for the three-question format. 

NBA Together: Mitch Landrieu joins NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in virtual roundtable to discuss police brutality and health inequity

Jun 4, 2020 — Landrieu and Abdul-Jabbar were joined by Caron Butler and Maurice Jones. 

New York Times: The Price We Have Paid for Not Confronting Racism

Jun 3, 2020 — We will remain trapped in a cycle of anger and hopelessness until more white Americans come to grips with our past.



 USA Today: Poverty is the virus that puts us at COVID-19 risk

Mar 23, 2020 — Preparation is vital to a successful response. But the reality of poverty in this country means half of us do not have the resources to prepare.

CNN: President Trump, heed these five lessons from my career in disaster response

Mar 12, 2020 — In any disaster, the response and recovery can only be as good as initial preparation.






The Hill: Presidential candidates should focus on fixing broken systems

Feb 28, 2020 — As the nation turns to South Carolina and other primary states, there is no secret that the discussion by Democrats will shift to issues that appeal to black and brown communities and the need to embrace more diversity, inclusion, and opportunity.

Colorblind: Race Across Generations: E PLURIBUS UNUM 

Feb 21, 2020 — That motto of the U.S., meaning “out of many, one” is the title of a project and organization founded by Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu that looks at race, equity and opportunity in the U.S. The team has traveled across the South, talking to a cross section of people in a real, honest way about race. We’re talking to Mayor Landrieu about the project and what’s next.

University of Chicago Institute of Politics: Mitch Landrieu and Bakari Sellers on Uniting the American South

Feb 13, 2020 — Mitch Landrieu and Bakari Sellers on Uniting the American South

ESSENCE: New Policy Tracker Helps Black Voters Analyze 2020 Candidates By Issue

Jan 29, 2020 — E Pluribus Unum, an initiative spearheaded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has designed a 2020 policy tracker to “highlight where the presidential candidates stand on race and equity issues.”

KUT 90.5 Austin: Divided By Design: Findings From The American South with Mitch Landrieu

Jan 23, 2020 — On this edition of “In Black America”, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the Honorable Mitch Landrieu, author, speaker, advisor and the former Mayor of New Orleans.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Day Of Racial Healing 2020

Jan 21, 2020 — Join the National Day of Racial Healing by watching the YouTube livestream, hosted by Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Lindsay Peoples Wagner.

Maria Shriver’s The Sunday Paper: Where Do We Go From Here?

Jan 19, 2020 — Where do we go from here–chaos or community? That was the central question Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sought to answer in his final book bearing that title.


















































City Lab: The Unequal Burden of Urban Lead

Jan 2, 2020 — Decades after federal regulations banned the use of the deadly metal in paint, gasoline, and plumbing, the effects of lead continue to be felt across America’s cities.


Yahoo: A Parent’s Hopes for 2030

Jan 1, 2020 — Time goes fast. When 2010 arrived, my son was barely more than a year old — tiny, dependent, the master of a few basic words, but still mostly the baby we’d welcomed into the world shortly before Barack Obama was elected president.

The Rockefeller Foundation: Racial division is #Solvable | Mitch Landrieu

Dec 30, 2019 — Racial division is #Solvable. Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu shares a vision of racial understanding driven by a formal reconciliation process never before attempted in the United States.

City Lab: How Valuing Productivity, Not Profession, Could Reduce U.S. Inequality

Dec 26, 2019 — In this second part of an interview with economist Jonathan Rothwell, he explains that a just society wouldn’t reward different professions so unequally.

USA Today: Pam’s family enslaved black people. Wanda believes her ancestor was one of them. They met, and are confronting a painful history

Dec 17, 2019 — At the dawn of Colonial America, two families lived in the same household, maybe under the same roof.

Medium: The Decade We Tore Down Our Racist Past

Dec 10, 2019 — History broke wide open — and so did the arguments about what should be memorialized

Next City: Design Justice for an Unjust World

Dec 2, 2019 — Op-ed: How architecture is challenging privilege and power


City Lab: Why We Should Stop Conflating Cities With Innovation and Creativity

Dec 2, 2019 — The language we use to discuss innovation and creativity has such a pro-urban bias that we’ve forgotten these qualities flourish outside of cities, too.

Vox: bought into the worst stereotypes about black small-business owners, even after I became one

Nov 30, 2019 — It takes work not to feed the stereotypes we have about ourselves. 

Washington Monthly: How One White Mayor Wants to Heal America’s Racial Divide

Nov 23, 2019  — Inside former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s new non-profit aimed at addressing the roots of inequality.

Washington Monthly: What White America Still Doesn’t Understand About Racism

Nov 23, 2019 — A new survey finds a yawning gap between black and white perceptions about slavery’s lasting impacts.

Harpers Bazaar: How to Talk to Your Family About Racism on Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2019 — “As America sits down to give thanks for a country founded on the pain of many, we can’t dismiss the irony of what is being celebrated.”

Forbes: How Collaboration Can Address Both Education And Economic Inequality

Nov 21, 2019 — When it comes to fixing inequality, some say educational reform should be the priority. Others argue that addressing economic reform is the only solution. In fact, addressing equity in education and workforce requires both and more.

NowThis News: Why Racism Is the Most Troubling Issue in America | Opinions 

Nov 19, 2019 — ‘Racism is not something we can go slow on.’ — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has launched an initiative to fight racism in the South.

City Lab: Tailored Place-Based Policies Are Key to Reducing Regional Inequality

Nov 14, 2019 — Economist Timothy Bartik details the need for place-based policy to combat regional inequality and help distressed places—strategies outlined in his new book.


Nov 12, 2019 — Mississippians and other southerners are still deeply divided on issues of race and the perceptions surrounding them. A recent report called “Divided By Design” shows wide differences in the perceptions of white and black southerners. Mitch Landrieu is the former mayor of New Orleans and is a principal in the report. He talked about it with MPB’s Ezra Wall.


Nov 8, 2019 — April Ryan spoke with former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu on his Southern racial justice initiative, aimed at improving racial justice and tackling systemic racism in the South.

Waging Nonviolence: It’s not just ‘coal country’ — what the history of women’s labor reveals about Appalachia

Nov 8, 2019 — With her recent book “To Live Here You Have to Fight,” Jessie Wilkerson is changing percpetions of Appalachia with stories of its women-led movements.

Data News Weekly: Mitch Landrieu launches E Pluribus Unum with release of Report on Race and Class in the American South

Nov 7, 2019 — Today, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (left) officially launched the E Pluribus Unum Initiative with the release of its first report, Divided by Design: Findings from the American South. 

National Council of Teachers of English: Being an Anti-Racist Educator Is a Verb 

Nov 6, 2019 — The Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English has produced a series of educational videos for teachers in order to motivate us all to anti-racist teaching.

EducationNC: Perspective | Education in a South ‘divided by design’

Nov 1, 2019 — “Race remains the issue that no one wants to address, even though it permeates almost every aspect of society — especially in the South.”

City Lab: What Mitch Landrieu Learned About Racism in the American South

Nov 4, 2019 — The former New Orleans mayor’s report back from his 11-month tour of the South reveals that racism in the region might be deeper than he imagined.

The Advocate: Will Sutton: To a black man, Mitch Landrieu’s effort is nice. But we need more for real progress.

Nov 1, 2019 — Race matters. A lot.

Emerson Collective: Social change requires constant storytelling

Nov 2019 — Civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill and former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu discuss how cultural change is required to lay a foundation for racial equity.

CBS News This Morning: Ex-New Orleans mayor leads initiative calling for a reckoning with racism’s legacy

Oct 30, 2019 — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu helped lead the charge to remove Confederate statues in his city.

WFAE 90.7: SouthBound: Mitch Landrieu On The South’s Racial Divide, And How To Bridge It

Oct 30, 2019 — Mitch Landrieu comes from one of the South’s most storied political families.

WGSO 990AM: Ringside Politics 

Oct 29, 2019 — Mitch Landrieu will formally launch the E Pluribus Unum initiative on Friday, an effort with influential backers including former President Bill Clinton that seeks to reshape the country’s conversation about race. The goal, he says, is to more effectively reach out and help people gain a better understanding of racism in modern America.

News Talk 590 97.3FM WVLK: Mitch Landrieu

Oct 28, 2019 — The former mayor of New Orleans talks with Jack about the release of his report “Divided by Design,” a look at race in southern states.

KSYL-AM: Good Morning.. News For Monday 

Oct 28, 2019 — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s project E Pluribus Unum surveyed 800 people across the South for their views on race, with the report finding substantial disparities in how different groups view key issues.

1080 KRLD Minute With Mitch: Mitch Landrieu

Oct 28, 2019  — Former New Orleans Mayor MITCH LANDRIEU is leading a team initiative called “E PLURIBUS UNUM”…at

Evening Sun: Superstorm art, Key West Fantasy Fest, pine cone plan: News from around our 50 states

Oct 28, 2019  — Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu is tackling the race issue, starting with a report called “Divided by Design.”

CNN: I traveled the American South looking for a way to solve racial divisions

Oct 26, 2019 — “Talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not.” Those are the words that stuck with me most, spoken by a young, black teenager at a program called AMPED in Louisville, Kentucky, this past spring.

Shreveport News Star: Divided by Design: Study reveals views on race, equity across the South

Oct 26, 2019 — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Friday officially launched the E Pluribus Unum initiative with the release of its first report, Divided by Design: Findings from the American South.

ESSENCE: Former NOLA Mayor Launches Initiative to Tackle Racism

Oct 25, 2019 — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has spent the last year or so since he’s been out of office working on a way to address the issues of racism and class and break down those barriers among the people in this country.

Sirius XM: POTUS with Tim Farley

Oct 25, 2019 — No transcript available. 


Oct 25, 2019 — A majority of white Southerners don’t think that they have more economic opportunities than black and Latinos, a new report shows.

Hill Reporter: Study Shows Majority Of Whites In The South Don’t Believe Systemic Racism Is A Thing

Oct 25, 2019 — A new report released this week details that a majority of white people in the South do not believe that systemic racism or the legacies of slavery play a role in the current economic conditions of people of color.

Axios AM: Fri, Oct 25

Oct 25, 2019 — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today launches the E Pluribus Unum Fund with a report, “Divided by Design: Findings from the American South,” based on interviews with 800+ people in 28 communities in 13 states.

Associated Press: Report on race shows the South is still ‘divided by design’

Oct 25, 2019 — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is tackling the race issue, starting with a report called “Divided by Design.”

Times-Picayune: Mitch Landrieu launches nonprofit aimed at tackling racism; Bill Clinton to serve on board

Oct 25, 2019 — Mitch Landrieu will admit he’s far from the first to set his mind to conquering the seemingly intractable problem of race in America.

Times-Picayune: Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu launches nonprofit, calls for reckoning with legacy of racism

Oct 25, 2019 — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Friday unveiled his new nonprofit aimed at grappling with the country’s legacy of racism, kicking off the project with a speech and panel discussions at the New Orleans Jazz Market.

Post and Courier: Educational equity at forefront of civil rights in Charleston, study finds

Oct 25, 2019  — Quality education and its connection to economic opportunity and growth remain a major battleground for people of color in Charleston, according to a report released Friday.

WUSF: New Fund, E Pluribus Unum, Aims To Unite The American South

Oct 25, 2019 — E Pluribus Unum’s study, Divided by Design, discusses the race and poverty divide in the American South.


Oct 25, 2019  — E Pluribus Unum, an initiative led by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, recently released a report on race relations in the South, titled “Divided by Design: Findings from the American South.”

Louisiana Radio Network: Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu surveys the south on potential racial disparities

Oct 25, 2019  — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu surveys the south on potential racial disparities In Southern cities, race remains the most traumatic social issue, new report finds

Oct 25, 2019 — Blacks and whites in the South hold diverging views about the world when it comes to seeing race, history and inequality, according to a new national report that focused in part on Birmingham and Montgomery.

Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman on 970WFLA: Interview With Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu 

Oct 24, 2019 — Ryan Gorman and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discuss issues involving race and class in America.

New York Times: Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding

Oct 1, 2019 — The Department of Homeland Security is beginning to address white supremacist terrorism as a primary security threat, breaking with a decade of flagging attention after bigoted mass shooters from New Zealand to Texas took the lives of nearly 100 people in the last six months.

Forbes: Why Integration Won’t Fix Educational Inequity

Sep 25, 2019 — A recent study concludes that gaps in student test scores are driven by poverty, not race—but then says the solution must nevertheless be racial integration.

Forbes: Doing Well By Doing Good: The Economic Case For Closing The Racial Wealth Gap

Sep 20, 2019  — The racial wealth gap hurts the economy and all families. 

Washington Post: The changing face of school integration

Sep 12, 2019 

Millions more American children are attending school with students of other races, even as many urban schools remain deeply segregated

Fortune: We Can Fix the Racial Wealth Gap by Reforming Hiring Practices

Sep 3, 2019 — September is National Workforce Development Month, a month designated by Congress to highlight the importance of giving workers better access to education and training. It’s also an opportunity to directly address the employment, income, and wealth disparities that preclude far too many people of color from economic security.

City Lab: White Americans’ Hold on Wealth Is Old, Deep, and Nearly Unshakeable

Sep 3, 2019 — White families quickly recuperated financial losses after the Civil War, and then created a Jim Crow credit system to bring more white families into money.

Opportunity Agenda: When They See Us: Improving the Media’s Coverage of Black Men and Boys

Decades of research reveal a persistent trend of distorted media depictions of Black men and boys that contribute to negative stereotypes, inequitable treatment, and unequal opportunity in areas ranging from employment, to education, policing and sentencing.

New York Times Magazine: ‘We are committing educational malpractice’

Aug 19, 2019 — More than a century and a half later, textbooks no longer publish such overt racist lies, but the United States still struggles to teach children about slavery.

CNN: Mitch Landrieu: America is avoiding a critical conversation

Aug 12, 2019­­ — In the American justice system, we often place our hands on the Bible and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Governing Magazine: Is Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Aug 2019 — It’s become commonplace for government leaders to consider a community’s social factors — such as poverty, housing, the quality of its schools and its racial breakdown — in efforts to make lasting improvements in health equity.

Brookings Institute: Racism is Not a Distraction; It’s Policy

July 19, 2019 — Racism should never be diminished as a distraction—history shows well that the strategic deployment of bigotry is a default practice used to undercut democracy.


New York Times Magazine: I Wanted to Know What White Men Thought About Their Privilege. So I Asked

July 17, 2019 — How angry could I be at the white man on the plane, the one who glanced at me each time he stood up the way you look at a stone you had tripped on?


Mitch Landrieu: Racial Reconciliation will help us live up to our Nation’s Values

August 24, 2018 — Our nation was founded upon the idea that diversity is our strength. Racial reconciliation will help us live up to our ideals.