Sybrina Fulton, Jose Antonio Vargas, Myosha McAfee, Cristela Alonzo

Deconstructing Race: Analyzing Inequities in a Racial Society

Sybrina Fulton, Jose Antonio Vargas, Myosha McAfee, Cristela Alonzo

Talk: Deconstructing Race: Analyzing Inequities in a Racial Society

Google’s Decoding Race is a series of conversations featuring external luminaries as they address the most pressing racial issues of our day. On November 17, the Decoding Race series kicked off with a talk entitled, "Deconstructing Race: Analyzing Inequities in a Racial Society," where panelists discussed sentiments following the U.S. election, the strength of a mother following tragedy, racial justice for African-Americans and immigration in both the Latin and Asian communities.

Sybrina Fulton

Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Since the death of her 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the country. In 2017, her book co-authored with Tracy Martin, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, will be released.

Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America.

Myosha Mcafee

Dr. Myosha McAfee is currently the Principal Racial Equitect at Google and also is the founder of Racial Equitecture describes the impetus for a new social impact company that undertakes systemic racism in a bold and uncharted way.

Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo made TV history by being the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, "Cristela," an achievement which caps a whirlwind year. She released "Some of the Hits," her first stand-up CD through Comedy Central, was a viewer favorite as a featured guest host on ABC's "The View" and made her feature film debut in the hit Angry Birds movie.