The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Spotlight: Tracing Race & Justice


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Paige Marogil - 11/1/2018


When it comes to issues of racial equality, America faces an enduring struggle to provide justice, fairness and equality to all citizens. Over the last three years, Peabody Awards have recognized several compelling stories that expose and explore racism in the criminal justice system—from the use of mass incarceration as a racist social policy, to ongoing police violence against people of color. This latest Peabody Spotlight, a digital series produced by the Peabody Media Center, tracks recent stories that explore these issues. Narrated by Eric Deggans, “Tracing Race & Justice” visits stories that raise awareness about longstanding issues in policing and the criminal justice system and serve as an important call for change.