A crowd of people holding up signs protesting systemic racism.
Credit: John Bazemore, AP

Thursday on Political Rewind: In his first days in office, President Joe Biden has declared a commitment to addressing systemic racism. On Tuesday, Biden signed a series of executive orders signaling that his administration will attempt to tackle inequities in housing, criminal justice, economic mobility, health care and more.

Our panel today weighs in on the president’s first steps toward this lofty goal. He may have set important priorities, but how monumental is the task ahead? And can he win the support he needs to move the country past its long history of racial injustice?


Tiffany Williams Roberts — Community Engagement & Movement Building Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights

Rev. James Woodall — President, Georgia NAACP

Doug Shipman — Founding CEO, Center for Civil and Human Rights

Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution