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Creating A Future Of Racial Justice, Equity In San Antonio And Beyond

A protestor holds a sign on Alamo Plaza on May 30, 2020.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio
A protestor holds a sign on Alamo Plaza on May 30, 2020.

After months of protests and difficult conversations, what is the way forward to create a more racially just and equitable San Antonio? 

In this locally focused follow-up episode to NPR's "Summer of Racial Reckoning" series, we'll discuss systemic issues in our community and what can be done to move the needle on racial justice and equity in areas of law enforcement, education, health, housing and more.

What are the biggest challenges related to inequity in San Antonio? How do existing systems perpetuate or disregard racial disparities in the administration of justice? 

What policies and programs currently exist and what more is needed? What reforms have been proposed? 

How long will it take to reach racial equity, and is it even possible? What will real change require? What are the measures of success?

What can be done to encourage conversations instead of confrontations about race? How can we bring more people to the table to address issues of justice and equity in San Antonio?


Listen to episode 3 of NPR's Summer of Racial Reckoning series here:

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*This interview was recorded on Thursday, September 10.


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Kathleen Creedon can be reached at kathleen@tpr.org or on Twitter at @Kath_Creedon
Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.