“What Truth Sounds Like,” a recent online symposium hosted by the College of Education and Human Services at A&M-Commerce, addressed systemic racism, trauma in the Black American community and the call for equity. Professor Donna Ford of Ohio State University was a keynote speaker at the event. Her address was quoted in a recent article in The Dallas Examiner. “We are living in more than one pandemic. So we have COVID-19 but I want to claim the other pandemic. The other pandemic is racism from 1619 to the present,” Ford said. In her speech, Ford discussed a white monopoly in the education system and called for more diversity in education.