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Conversations on Race: Moving Forward

Posted at 6:45 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 19:26:57-04

“Conversations on Race: Moving Forward” an hour-long special report from News 5 that aired at 5 p.m. on July 22, explores how we got here, and how we move forward toward a more equitable future.

Watch the complete special in the video player above, and click the links below to read and watch the stories from News 5's reporters and anchors.

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After George Floyd's death sparked national protests, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced plans to reform police. However, change has proved easier said than done. After five years of federal oversight, Cleveland is not close to completing reforms in the city's consent decree.

Voices of blue
A veteran sergeant of Cleveland police speaks to a group of youths she's mentoring.

Voices of Blue – local officers give perspective, share frustrations in today’s changing world
Frank Wiley spoke with several law enforcement officers, including Sgt. Charmin Leon, a 12-year veteran of Cleveland police who backs the blue today with an eye for shaping tomorrow.

White privilege
Dr. Peggy McIntosh, founder of the National SEED Project, explains the definition of "white privilege," a term she coined.

Defining white privilege, systemic racism, implicit bias as we seek to understand racial equity
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The Sidaway Bridge spans nearly 700 feet over Kingsbury Run in Cleveland. While no longer in use, it remains as Cleveland's only suspension bridge. It was permanently closed in the aftermath of the Hough Riots in 1966.

Sidaway Bridge once connected Black and white neighborhoods. Now it connects us to the past.
A nearly-forgotten abandoned bridge still stands as a reminder of Cleveland’s troubled past amid the civil rights movement.

Tough conversation
Danita sits down with four local people for a tough conversation about race.

Danita Harris has a tough conversation about race with 4 local people
Danita sat down with four local people to have an honest but difficult conversation about race.

Beyond Ferguson
CCGS students perform Beyond Ferguson by Thomas Flippin. Directed by Brian Gaudino.

Cleveland students use music, melody by Michael Brown to highlight racial inequalities
A group of Cleveland students is using their musical talents to call attention to racial injustices they see and live through every single day.

Real change
Rob Powers explores what real change looks like as we work to move the conversation forward.

Moving Forward — What does real change look like?
Throughout News 5’s special “Conversations on Race: Moving Forward,” we talked about where we’ve been and where we are. Rob Powers explores where we’re going, and what real change looks like.

Thank you for watching this News 5 special and helping us all move the conversation forward.

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