Few can argue that the country isn't heavily divided politically right now. Racial divides have deepened and it can feel like even having conversations with each other is a burden. President Joe Biden dedicated his inaugural speech to unifying the country, finding common ground, but how?
The Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley has been tackling these questions: How do we talk to each other when it feels like we’re so divided? How do we start hearing one another and create a place where everyone feels welcome?
In this interview, we hear from john a. powell who heads the institute. He's also a longtime civil rights lawyer and racial justice leader who consulted with the Obama administration and is now consulting with the Biden Administration.
You can watch a video of the recent Othering and Belonging Institute forum "Storming the Capitol: Trumpism's Last Stand?" here.