As Americans, we are exposed to a barrage of racial stereotypes that we may or may not be aware of. It is imperative that we dig deep, and get a little uncomfortable at times as we explore the attitudes and beliefs we may have unwittingly have internalized.
Selma is more than just a beautifully movie–it is a call to action. Read more to find out how teens can see if for FREE in select cities!
According to research, most white Americans demonstrate bias against blacks, even if they’re not aware of or able to control it. Yikes! Learn more about Implicit Bias and what you can do about it.
It has always been difficult to speak truth to power. But, when we remain silent, we are more than cowards, we become part of the problem.
If you have been following my blog, you know I have been deeply moved by the recent police shootings of Michael Brown,...
In case you don't follow Twitter, this is what's happening today... I wish I could be there. Thank you to...
I recently received an open letter via email from Neva Walker, the Executive Director of Coleman Advocates. In it she explains why events in Ferguson are personal, and why they fuel her work for positive social change
Watching this video was disturbing. I am glad I saw it and was very impressed with how the young men handled themselves. I don’t have a problem with the park department making revenue off of some services. nonetheless, any decisions made about changing park use should be made in collaboration with neighborhood residents and regular park users. Clearly, the Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) needs to do a better job of working with park users to ensure everyone has what they feel is fair access to our neighborhood parks.
#Ferguson is now quickly fading from headlines as other current events claim center stage in the media. Nonetheless, the #Ferguson story won’t ever fit into a sound bite, and as long as systemic racism persists in our country, it is important to continue to talk about race, privilege and power in our country.
You can criticize Twitter all you want. Nonetheless, it is shaping the ways we talk about events in Ferguson… and holding folks accountable.