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How To Be An Ally For Racial Justice

Courtesy of Andre Wright
Jason Sole (left) and Andre Wright (right), collaborators for the Humanize My Hoodie campaign have been leading anti-racist workshops for several years.

The death of George Floyd at the hands of a white, Minneapolis police officer has sparked protests against police brutality and racial injustice worldwide. These protests are not just about George Floyd’s death, or even the deaths of Breonna Taylor or Ahmaud Arbery.

This kind of violence is not new. Activists and individuals have been working for a long time to raise awareness and effect change. The visibility of this moment has led many people who haven't been involved in the past to ask: What can I do to help?

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe speaks with activists and educators about how to make a difference for racial justice and take action.


  • Andre Wright, co-founder, Humanize My Hoodie
  • Jason Sole, co-founder, Humanize My Hoodie
  • Dionna Langford, former Des Moines school board member, activist
  • Jennifer Harvey, author, “Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America”
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa