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Seg. 1: 'This Is America'; Seg. 2: Profiling By Proxy

Segment 1: A look at Childish Gambino's latest music video.

The single 'This is America' by Childish Gambino has inspired plenty of conversations on race, identity and culture. We take a closer look at the meaning behind both the song and video. 

  • Glenn North, poet
  • David Muhammad, rapper and teacher, Shawnee Mission East

Segment 2, beginning at 22:38: The dangers of profiling of proxy.

For people of color and other minority groups being wrongfully reported to the police can be a real concern. We discuss recent instances of profiling by proxy on both local and national news and learn about the consequences implicit bias can have.

Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.