Ep 30 – Still Separate, Still Unequal with Dr. Jeanelle Hope

In this episode, Amber and Erika are joined by Dr. Jeanelle Hope, an Assistant Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University, to discuss the historical and current disparities in the American educational system. From slavery to Brown v. Board of Education and beyond, Dr. Hope discusses both the historical underfunding of Black schools and the inequitable treatment our students have suffered and the long term economic impacts of those disparities on our communities. Tune in to hear our discussion!


  1. Engage in “Hood Civics.” Learn something about a school, school board or district in your community, but do it in a way that feels organic to you. Tell us what you learned and tag us on Facebook, IG or Twitter.


Dr. Jeanelle K. Hope is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University and native of Oakland, California. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and is a scholar of Black art, culture, and social movements. Jeanelle is currently developing a book manuscript on Afro-Asian solidarity in the post-Civil Rights Era that explores how Afro-Asian solidarity manifests through grassroots organizing, art and cultural production, and digital activism from the late 1960s to the era of #blacklivesmatter. Jeanelle’s broader research interests include: African American history, Blacks in the West, Black girlhood studies, and hip-hop feminism. Her work has been featured in the American Studies Journal, Amerasia Journal, Freedom’s Racial Frontier: African Americans in the Twentieth-Century West, and Voices of River City.
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