Digital Town Hall: Race Relations in Siouxland: A Candid Conversation

TONIGHT SHOW OPEN- SHOW OPEN- PROVIDED BY TOM– TIM-SOPHIE SAM GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR BEING WITH US FOR THIS KCAU9 DIGITAL TOWN HALL RACE RELATIONS IN SIOUXLAND: A CANDID CONVERSATION IM TIM SEAMAN SOPHIE: AND I’M SOPHIE ERBER THROUGHOUT THIS SUMMER, EVENTS HERE IN SIOUXLAND AS WELL AS ACROSS OUR NATION HAVE PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON RACE RELATIONS OVER THE NEXT HALF HOUR WE HOPE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT THAT LOOS LIKE HERE IN SIOUXLAND TIM-SOPHIE SAM AND TO HELP US TO DO THAT, WE ARE JOINED BY 3 PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE AREA OF RACE OR COMMUNITY RELATIONS ON A DAILY BASIS JOINING US TONIGHT ARE, DR. LAURA RENEE CHANDLER√É DIRECTOR AT THE CENTER FOR DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA SOPHIE: UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY, IS A COMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION THAT PARTNERS WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AS WELL AS OTHER GROUPS, FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES AND INFORMATION AWARENESS FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION CLIFF COLEMAM, FROM UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY IS WITH US TONIGHT TIM: AS IS DENYS AZPEITIA FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF SIOUX CITY WHERE SHE SERVES AS A BILINGUAL THERAPIST WELCOME TO ALL OF YOU TIM: BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER…. A REMINDER THAT WE WANT TO HEAR FROM OUR VIEWERS TONIGHT LET US KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS YOU HAVE BY SUBMITTING A QUESTION ON FACEBOOK THAT’S FACEBOOK DOT COM SLASH KCAU 9 NEWS AND WE’LL TRY TO HAVE OUR GUESTS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS OR COMMENT DURING THIS TOWN HALL SOPHIE-TIM WIDE SHOT LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF SIOUXLAND’S DIVERSITY ACCORDING TO THE U-S CENSUS, THE SIOUX CITY METRO AREA BREAKS DOWN LIKE THIS PEOPLE WHO IDENTIFIED AS *WHIT* MAKE UP ABOUT 69 PERCENT OF THE SIOUX CITY AREA *HISPANI* PEOPLE ARE THE SECOND HIGHEST GROUP…AT 19 PERCENT BLACK AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAKE UP ABOUT 4 AND A HALF PERCENT OF THE METRO WHILE 3 POINT 5 PERCENT ARE PEOPLE OF ASIAN DECENT NATIVE AMERICANS, ALASKA NATIVES, AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS EQUAL 2 AND A HALF PERCENT TIM-SOPHIE WIDE SHOT DOES SOCIAL MEDIA HELP OR HURT RACE RELATIONS?

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CITY POLICE CHIEF REX MUELLER AND OTHER LOCAL COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS LIKE MONIC SCARLETT ARE IN IOWA CITY TONIGHT TO SPEAK AT A STATEWIDE DIVERSTY CONFERENCE EARLIER THIS WEEK HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED A RACIALLY MOTIVATED

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