ABC13's Conversations for Change

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
ABC13 anchors say they're hopeful for change
ABC13 anchors say despite the current events unfolding worldwide, they're hopeful for change in the near future.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- George Floyd's death at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers has started a new conversation about civil rights and racial inequality across the world.

ABC13 anchors and hosts of the Virtual Town Hall: Police and Our Communities of Color, Melanie Lawson and Chauncy Glover recapped what they shared with community leaders, and their hopes for change. In addition, they are opening up share their very personal thoughts and first-hand experiences dealing with racism in America.

ABC13's African American anchors and reporters shared their personal experiences, and how they each define racism.

ABC13's anchors Melanie Lawson and Chauncy Glover share their experience with racism

ABC13 anchors Melanie Lawson and Chauncy Glover share personal thoughts about racism from the past and to the present

WATCH: ABC13's Erica Simon shares her experience covering the George Floyd story

ABC13's Erica Simon shared, "I'm really struggling with this, to be completely honest. ... I'm trying to find a way to let out my emotions, yet still be able to be strong enough to tell the story. But it is difficult."

WATCH: ABC13 anchor Samica Knight shares her experiences with racism

ABC13's Samica Knight shares her memory of experiencing racism from a small child.


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