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Behind Closed Doors | Part 2

This four-part webinar series took place from December 2022 to March 2023. It was hosted by the USC Price School and its Center for Inclusive Democracy, the California Black Freedom Fund, the Latino Community Foundation, and the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund.

Part two of these moderated sessions explored the entrenchment of racism in U.S. politics, and its impact on political power and representation in communities. Titled “Behind Closed Doors,” these sessions served as a public space for open and challenging conversations examining the nation’s entrenched relationship between racism and politics, a situation recently brought further into the spotlight by the secret recording of a meeting of Los Angeles City Council members making racist remarks. 

Watch the full video below, or click here to watch the webinar highlights.


Mindy Romero, Founder and Director, Center for Inclusive Democracy, USC Price


  • Claire Jean Kim, Professor, Political Science School of Social Sciences, UCI
  • Gloria Medina, Executive Director, Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
  • Tracie Stafford, Vice-Chair, Northern California, California Democratic Party Black Caucus Executive Board; Founder and CEO, Stafford Consulting Group, LLC