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Reframing Black History

Black history month is usually spent retelling the same stories and highlighting the same figures. And while it is important that we don’t forget the struggles and sacrifices of the significant Black American heroes, have you ever wondered about the Blac…

Race and Religion

In this episod,e our host, Dan Kimbrough, talks with Rev. Joshua Brockway, who is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren where he serves as the Director for Spiritual Formation and Co-Coordinator for Discipleship Ministries. Rev. Brockway is …

What is Kwanzaa?

In this episode, our host Dan Kimbrough will explain the history, importance, and practices of Kwanzaa. While many still hold the idea that Kwanzaa is a replacement or alternative to other winter holidays, it is neither. It’s a season of reflection and r…

Act to Engage

In this episode of systemic, we talk with award-winning journalist Ernest Owens about his journey as a black queer man, his work to help reform queer communities in Philadelphia, the work we should all be doing to help empower marginalized groups in the …

Model Minority Myth

In 1966 the New York Times wrote an article that first referred to Chinese-Americans as the Model Minority. It explained that during a time when billions were being proposed to uplift the Negro, Chinese-American immigrants were building successful lives …

Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory teaches the truth about American history. The actual truth – good, bad, or otherwise. Learning this truth can be painful, uncomfortable, and bring about shame. Much to the dismay of many, those are good things. By working through our…

Podcast Update

Creating a podcast about systemic racism, while experiencing it and seeing it play out day to day, can take a toll. One I wasn’t mentally prepared for. So I took an unplanned break to regroup and get better at processing the content and discoveries that …

Black on Black Crime

Did you know that 80 percent of white individual victims are killed by a white individual offender? The FBI reports on crime statistics every year and it turns out most racial groups are the number one offender against themselves. That’s because murder, …

Holding History Accountable

American history is filled with depictions of women, the LGBT+ community, and persons of color that are deplorable and reprehensible. From “Little Black Sambo” to black face, to advertising, to even Dr. Seuss, the discriminatory past of America can be vi…