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Iowa In Focus

10-19-20-TOI-IowaWeek-Monday
Courtesy of Matt Barrick
Justyn Lewis founded the group Des Moines Selma to bring unity, education, and justice mobilization to the anti-racism movement in Des Moines.

Iowa In Focus

Throughout last summer’s racial justice protests, demonstrators frequently called for an end to “systemic racism.” Broadly defined, it’s policies and practices entrenched in a society that harm certain racial groups and help others, whether intentionally or not. IPR News is looking at what systemic racism looks like in Iowa -- including housing, criminal justice, education, health care, business ownership, and farming -- and how it affects Black Iowans today.