‘Token Black Kid’: What Systemic Racism Looks Like

Continuing the Conversation

Iowa — Robert Nishimwe says his teacher thought it was a simple joke, but referring to the Tanzanian immigrant as the “token black kid” in his class of white students was a defining moment in his life.

Nishimwe joined WHO 13’s Dan Winters to talk about that moment and the thousands of others since then that have taught him about systemic racism.


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