Journeys to Equity

Nnedinma C. Ifudu Nweke on Race in America

October 28, 2021 Season 1 Episode 13
Journeys to Equity
Nnedinma C. Ifudu Nweke on Race in America
Show Notes

Appreciating Culture and Identity to Understand Racism

In this episode, Nnedinma C. Ifudu (Nnedi) Nweke, Partner at Akin Gump, provides her views on race in America through the backdrop of her Nigerian culture and identity. She will share how pivotal experiences in college and law school prompted her to take a step back and become more aware of racism. She understood how her background and experiences had a profound impact on her views of Blacks in America. Nnedi embraces her Nigerian identity and has a strong desire to remain connected through work, family and culture.

Tune in for perspectives on:

  • The institutionalization of racism
  • Understanding and having empathy for the Black experience in America
  • The importance of embracing culture and identity as a woman of color