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Cracking the Code

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Documentary - 1 hour 18 minutes - Social Justice

Screening: Individual streaming is available from The World Trust for $10 US

You may also find the film available on YouTube.

Discussion:  January 20, 2022 via Zoom 
Option 1: 9:30 – 10:30 am CST 
Option 2: 7:00 – 8:00 pm CST 

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Cost: Suggested donation $10 US.
Should this be beyond your reach, we’re happy to offer it to you free.


This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. In addition, designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within. Building on the viewing through group discussion provides the opportunity to builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities. 

The film contains three sections that correspond to World Trust’s framing of the self-perpetuating system of racial inequity: 

  1. Social Determinants: History, Identity & Culture 
  2. Internal Components: Bias, Privilege, Internalized Racism 
  3. External Relationships: Interpersonal, Institutional, Structural 

In addition, the film features moving stories from twenty-four racial justice leaders including Amer Ahmed, Michael Benitez, Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo, Joy DeGruy, Harley Eagle, Ericka Huggins, Yuko Kodama, Peggy McIntosh, Rinku Sen, Tillman Smith and Tim Wise. 


Comments on the Film: 

Excellent! This tool will aid our campuses in advancing the conversation.

~ Gary Roberts, Executive Director, American College Personnel Assoc. 

Cracking the Codes’ is a smart, timely and necessary challenge to the nation to address what race means to all of us.

 ~ Maya Wiley, Founder, The Center for Social Inclusion



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