WSP: Interview with Deborah Manfredini

“A lot of people are fearful of what they see as different, when all they have to realize is it’s just window dressing.”


Born: Chicago, Illinois
Arkansas Ties: Lives in Sherwood, Arkansas
Profession:Ā Works for Pulaski County

Listen to Audio Clips

Clip 1 – Race Issues

Clip 2 – Progressive Thinking

Clip 3 – Family

Clip 4 – Women & Race

Deborah Manfredini

Deborah Manfredini


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Read the interview transcript with Deborah Manfredini.

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The Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was founded in July 2011. With a vision to make Arkansas the best state in the country for promoting and celebrating racial and ethnic diversity, the Institute conducts research, promotes scholarship and provides programs that address racial inequities. It does so by facilitating open and honest dialogue aimed at empowering communities and informing public policy to achieve more equitable outcomes.

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