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A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

Renee Shaw speaks with University of Louisville alums OJ Oleka and Terrance Sullivan, co-founders of AntiRacism Kentucky, a coalition focused on eliminating institutional racism within state and local government policy.
S16 E16 Length 28:02 Premiere: 1.24.21

Finding Common Ground to Address a Nonpartisan Issue

As they watched the demonstrations against police brutality unfold across America last summer, OJ Oleka and Terrance Sullivan felt compelled to respond in a way beyond joining street protests.

That led to a lengthy conversation about systemic racism and how they, two young Black professionals with backgrounds in public policy, could help foster the kinds of conversations that could bring positive change for people of color in the Commonwealth.

The result of that discussion is AntiRacism Kentucky, a bipartisan coalition that seeks to develop and pass legislation to eliminate institutional racism in the state.

Personal Experiences Inform the New Coalition

Oleka and Sullivan met as students at the University of Louisville and became friends during their commutes to Frankfort, where they had policy internships at the Legislative Research Commission.

“We would drive up twice a week together, and that was when we would have some interesting political conversations,” says Sullivan, “talking about the political world and just where we sit on that spectrum.”

Sullivan went on to get a law degree from U of L and worked for the Louisville Metro Council and Kentucky Youth Advocates before being named executive director of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission last June.

Oleka got an MBA and PhD from Bellarmine University and worked as chief of staff for Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball. He also served on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education during the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin. He became president of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities in December 2019.

As the protests against the police-involved deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor spread across the nation last year, Sullivan says he was reminded of two incidents from his past. As a freshman in college and again while in law school, Sullivan says he stopped by police officers who drew their weapons on him for no reason. Those memories provided Sullivan the motivation for forming AntiRacism Kentucky

“For me it was identifying all of these instances in my past and times that could have gone drastically south, and seeing how for some they did go south and the worst outcome did happen for them,” says Sullivan. “I want to be part of the way that we make sure the worst outcome doesn’t happen for more people.”

Oleka says his motive came from a very different event: The birth last May of his first child who is mixture of Black, white and Filipino heritage.

“I want to be able to look at my daughter and say I did what I could when I had influence, when I had power, for people who not only look like your father, but also look like you and look like your mother,” says Oleka.

Another important factor for Oleka is his belief that conservatives must be part of antiracism conversations. He says the Republican Party was founded on the ideals of abolition and liberty. Given those roots, he contends any institution that works to keep people from achieving their fullest potential cannot be truly conservative.

“My commitment to this is to make sure that my party, specifically my ideological perspectives can be right there side by side with the other side in coming up with good, bipartisan solutions to find answers to these long-standing problems,” says Oleka.

Sullivan says an important step to addressing racism in America is to break down preconceived notions that people have about Democrats and Republicans, and about the roles those people can play in ending racism.

“I, personally, didn’t want it to be a bipartisan discussion, I wanted it to be a non-partisan discussion because these types of issues shouldn’t have party affiliation whatsoever,” says Sullivan. “These types of issues should be things that everyone wants to work to solve.”

Policy Priorities for the Coalition

In the first few months, many different people have joined the coalition, says Oleka, from those in progressive organizations, to business leaders, to educators, to policymakers on both sides of the aisle. After soliciting ideas from the members, Sullivan says they started eight working groups to discuss specific topics. He says the members enjoy having a venue to discuss these issues with a group of Kentuckians that is ideologically, demographically, and geographically diverse.

“They’ve had thoughts about some of these issue but they never really had people around them in their area to talk to, “ says Sullivan, “or if there were, they didn’t feel safe or comfortable” talking to them about it.

A key guideline that Sullivan and Oleka have set for these groups is that everyone must be willing to be vulnerable enough to share their hopes, fears, dreams, and be respectful in considering the experiences of others.

“Creating a space for a mutual understanding is one of the starting points for any type of conversation like this,” says Sullivan.

“I think so many people in Kentucky want to have this conversation and they want to do the right thing, they just haven’t had the language, they haven’t had the policy, they haven’t had the chance to really think and reflect on it,” says Oleka.

That doesn’t mean conversations are easy. People may not have the life experiences that would enable them to truly understand the types of racism that others have endured during their lives.

“Unfortunately If people aren’t considered to be race conscious, people often consider them to be racist, which then breaks down a lot of the conversation,” says Oleka. “If somebody is not black or they don’t have black people in their lives, then they probably don’t understand a lot of the issues that black folks go through.”

Today’s fractured media landscape also means people don’t always bring the same sets of facts to discussions. When that kind of dispute occurs, Oleka says he asks people to bring information from a source they trust to a meeting where the group can analyze it together.

“What I’ve found is that when you approach it that way, folks who are initially skeptical will say, ‘Let’s give it a try,’” says Oleka. “I think even opening that door to the beginning [of a discussion] is better than having nothing, which is where we are in a lot of these conversations today.”

In a YouTube video released in December, the two founders shared several policy priorities that emerged from these discussions. Those ideas included requiring racial impact studies of bills that have a punitive intent, limiting the use of expulsion and suspensions for the youngest students, and requiring the Agricultural Development Board to include at least one Black farmer.

The coalition is also backing legislation before the 2021 General Assembly. Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Sen. David Givens (R-Greensburg), would create a state commission of legislators and community members with expertise in education, criminal justice, and law to discuss issues facing minority communities and then develop policy solutions to address those issues. Sullivan says this commission should meet for the long term, not just one year. He says if racism is institutionalized, then antiracism should be institutionalized as well.

While people may see another state commission as a less than compelling idea when Kentuckians of color face so many challenges, Oleka says that it is critical for community and political leaders to absorb the same set of information so they can make good decisions going forward. By taking a bipartisan approach to finding nonpartisan solutions, Oleka acknowledges that some people may perceive any forthcoming policy proposals as too radical and others may think they don’t go far enough.

“By design that’s going to upset some people who want us to do more or who want us to do less,” says Oleka. “We were prepared for that when we came in and we’re happy to have those conversations as well.”

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Connections - S17 E19

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

Renee interviews three men who are either making history or working to preserve it: Reginald "Reggie" Thomas is the third African American in Kentucky history to be elected to the Kentucky Senate; Ron Spriggs, historian, and Bobby Scroggins, a University of Kentucky art professor and sculptor, talk about the Tuskegee Airmen and new artwork created to honor them.

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Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor Dr. Vershawn A. Young (aka Dr. Vay), an expert of the contemporary African American experience, about his latest published work, Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

Frank X Walker, named Kentucky's 2013-14 poet laureate, talks about his latest collection, "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers", and other works and projects.

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50th Anniversary of the March on Frankfort - S9 E22

Renee discusses the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1964 March on Frankfort with historians and participants including: NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Senator Georgia Davis Powers.

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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discusses the state budget for higher education and the impact on student tuition.

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MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD - S9 E27

MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) discuss recent legislation to protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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Dr. Janet Taylor - S9 E29

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Djuan Trent - S9 E30

Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent talks about her decision come out as a gay woman, reaction from family and friends, her activism in advancing gay rights and marriage, and more.

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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

Renee speaks with former Kentucky Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Hasan Davis, about recent juvenile justice reform. Davis was featured in the recent PBS "Frontline" program "Prison State," about Kentucky's correction system, and interviewed for KET's follow-up program, "Prison State: A Kentucky Community Conversation".

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Ted Strader, the director of the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES) in Louisville, discusses how partnering agencies with the corrections system can help former inmates with successful re-entry into society.

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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

Kelly Gunning, director of advocacy and public policy, NAMI Lexington (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and Public Defender Jon Landon, discuss mental health laws in Kentucky.

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Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard - S13 E24

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - S13 E23

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Educational Innovation - S13 E21

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Gerald Smith - S13 E20

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DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

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Elizabeth Helm-Frazier - S16 E39

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Silas House - S13 E16

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Sexual Harassment Issues - Consultant Rus Funk - S13 E14

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Good Samaritans - Surgery on Sunday; Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House - S13 E12

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Health Issues - Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Rep. Addia Wuchner - S13 E10

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Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - S13 E8

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Caroline Randall Williams - S16 E13

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Gordon Hamlin - S13 E7

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Steve Beshear - S13 E5

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao - S13 E4

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bell hooks - S4 E16

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Kristin Ashford - Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy - S13 E2

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Season 16 Episodes

Filmmaker Elizabeth Helm-Frazier

S16 E37 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 8.1.21

Early Childhood Development Initiatives in Louisville

S16 E36 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.25.21

Kathy Werking and Jim Embry

S16 E35 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.17.21

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack

S16 E34 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 7.11.21

Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore

S16 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.26.21

The Demands and Rewards of Fatherhood

S16 E32 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 6.20.21

Psychologist Julie Cerel

S16 E31 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 6.13.21

Restaurateur and Chef Ouita Michel

S16 E30 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 6.6.21

Sarah Taylor Vanover - Early Childhood Education

S16 E29 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 5.16.21

A Conversation with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

S16 E28 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 5.9.21

Cynthia Knapek of Louisville Leadership Center

S16 E27 Length 27:35 Premiere Date 5.1.21

Vaccine Equity and Hesitancy

S16 E26 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 4.24.21

State Treasurer Allison Ball and Sharon Price

S16 E25 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 4.18.21

Chef and Activist Dan Wu

S16 E24 Length 27:52 Premiere Date 4.11.21

EKU Criminal Justice Professor Pete Kraska

S16 E23 Length 28:00 Premiere Date 4.3.21

The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

S16 E22 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 3.28.21

Authors Prisha Hedau, Carly Muetterties and Maddie Shepard

S16 E21 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 3.21.21

Charles Booker

S16 E20 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 3.14.21

Mental Health and COVID-19

S16 E19 Length 28:39 Premiere Date 2.14.21

Community Activist Christopher 2X

S16 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.7.21

Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Keith Jackson

S16 E17 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.31.21

A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

S16 E16 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.24.21

Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

S16 E15 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 1.17.21

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

S16 E14 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 1.10.21

Caroline Randall Williams

S16 E13 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 12.20.20

Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

S16 E12 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 12.13.20

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

S16 E11 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.22.20

Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry

S16 E10 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 11.15.20

Jecorey Arthur and Quintez Brown

S16 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 11.8.20

Terrance Sullivan

S16 E8 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.1.20

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

S16 E7 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.25.20

Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

S16 E6 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.18.20

Nana Ama Aya Bullock and Muriel Harris

S16 E5 Length 28:26 Premiere Date 10.11.20

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

S16 E4 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 10.4.20

Fabian Alvarez, Leyda Becker and Mercedes Harn

S16 E3 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 9.27.20

Devine Carama; Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton

S16 E2 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 9.20.20

Marsha Weinstein

S16 E1 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 9.11.20

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