History Repeats

Half a century later, racial inequity persists

Fifty-two years ago, with racial tensions escalating across the nation, President Lyndon Johnson tasked the Kerner Commission with determining what was fueling the anger and how it could be quelled. Fred Harris, then a young U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, was part of that commission.

We’re excited to announce that a recording of our virtual interview with Fred Harris – where he shared insights on what the Kerner Commission learned, why their report was ignored, and how we can dismantle systemic racism today – is available on YouTube.