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June 29, 2022
46 min 22 sec

Overcoming a Legacy of Racism Within Child Care

About this episode

How has the history of racism within child care led to the current landscape that we see today? And how can we learn from the past to help change our future?

We talk about this and much more in today’s episode with Dr. Iheoma Iruka. Iheoma is a professor teaching at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She's also the Founding Director of the Equity Research Action Coalition.

Dr. Iheoma walks us through the ways in which historical racism has shaped the world of child care and how we can begin to shift the needle towards a more equitable future through legislation and community building.

This project is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

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