Understanding The History Of Systemic Racism In Iowa
This week IPR is featuring a series of reports about systemic racism in Iowa. Iowa Public Radio's Morning Edition host Clay Masters kicks off the series by talking about the history of systemic racism in the state with Iowa-Nebraska NAACP President Betty Andrews.
Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd this year brought heightened awareness to systemic racism and social justice across the country, including in Iowa. But Black leaders in Iowa have been working to combat the issue here for decades. One of those leaders is Betty Andrews. She’s president of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP.