Inequities and injustices plaguing the Black community in the United States need to be challenged, confronted and changed.
In partnership with BET, we’re presenting Disrupt and Dismantle, an innovative investigative series with acclaimed journalist Soledad O’Brien tackling environmental racism, gentrification, the school-to-prison pipeline, infant mortality, police reform and multi-generational wealth.
We’re stepping forward to present Disrupt and Dismantle because racial inequality is the inescapable reality of America. It didn’t begin with us, but it can end with us — if we choose to act. Click here for episodes and how to watch on BET.
In 2020, we announced significant commitments to Take on Race by accelerating and expanding the work with organizations that fight for justice, advance economic opportunity, enable greater access to education and health care and make our communities more equitable. Disrupt and Dismantle is one of the newest programs we are bringing forward focused on real people, real issues, that require real action. Read more about our June 2020 call to action.
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Disrupt and Dismantle Episode 1: Shingle Mountain
Soledad O'Brien visits Dallas to find out how environmental racism is plaguing a predominantly-Black community as it tries to fight against a hazardous dump site called Shingle Mountain.
Disrupt and Dismantle Episode 2: Nashville
Soledad O’Brien discusses the impact of structural racism in Nashville, TN, and how nonprofits are stepping up to give students the support they need to escape the school-to-prison pipeline.
Disrupt and Dismantle Episode 3: The Battle for Black Land
Soledad O'Brien examines the experiences of the Gullah people on Hilton Head Island, SC, where obscure legal loopholes and soaring property taxes have resulted in a loss of land and culture.
Disrupt and Dismantle Episode 4: The Future of "Policing
Soledad O'Brien interviews Anjanette Young, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, State's Attorney Kim Foxx and others about the Chicago Police Department's history of brutality and the obstacles to reform.
Disrupt and Dismantle Episode 5: Displacement in the Mermaid City
Soledad O'Brien investigates a city redevelopment plan in Norfolk, VA, that would tear down public housing and displace low-income residents in an effort to "revitalize" the area.
Disrupt and Dismantle Episode 6: The Cost of Black Motherhood in Mississippi
Soledad O'Brien talks to Black moms and their advocates in Mississippi to find out how the government and healthcare system can address high maternal and infant mortality rates in the state.