A simple trip to the grocery store….

Joy DeGruy in Crackingthe Codes

This fall I want to share this footage from Cracking the Codes: Understanding the System of Inequity.  In it, author and educator Joy DeGruy tells how her sister-in-law used her white privilege to take a stand against the system of inequity.  I hope you will share this with others and take time to talk with them about her story — and your own.

This story reminds us that those who understand the system of inequity, both how it we internalize it and how it plays out in the world, are in a position to take a stand for change…even at the local grocery store.


Shakti Butler
Founder, World Trust
Director, Cracking the Codes Film Project
Over 600 institutions use World Trust resources such as our film, Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, to introduce staff, faculty and students to the concept of systemic, or structural, inequity. Learn more about our films and learning modules.