Rinku Sen: Locating Justice| 18mins
Director: PopTech | Producer: PopTech
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United States
Ritu Sen, who is the president and executive director of the Applied Research Center and a leading thinker on racial justice, speaks about what a â€œpost-racial Americaâ€ really means.The good news, says Sen, is that most people donâ€™t intend to be exclusionary. More often, Sen suggests, racism is structural â€“ embedded in societyâ€™s institutions and norms. Sen draws on an example from her recent book, "The Accidental American", Sen tells the moving story of a Moroccan immigrant who started an organization that fights for justice for all New York City restaurant workers. As Sen puts it, such a willingness to address the structural aspects of racism â€œis at the core of a compassionate, inclusive, effective society.â€ The Applied Research Center has created a toolkit for advancing equality for all in the Green Economy. What does it mean to you to live in an inclusive society?