In fall 2020, the Harvard Kennedy School incorporated a two-week module on Race and Racism in the Making of the United States as a Global Super power into the MPP core curriculum. The school created this module in response to calls by the student-led HKS Equity Coalition for a course on the history of race and inequity. Led by Professors Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Sandra Susan Smith, the course was designed to ensure a consistent understanding of the race and racism not as tangential to U.S. history, but “at the heart of the American project.” Two HBS/HKS joint degree students, Morgan Brewton-Johnson (a Black woman from Atlanta, Georgia) and Austin Boral (a white man from Jericho, New York) share their thoughts on the course. [...]