Category Archives: Racism/Race Issues

People keep asking the same question:

Facebook post from 8/30/2020 – In response to a few of the comments my FB post from 8/29/2020, I wrote the following: What can we do about this? Where to start? 1. Listen. (Read. Research.) You can’t fix what you … Continue reading

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Pet peeve (or three?)

Facebook post from 8/29/2020 – I wrote this post after reading so much junk on Facebook that my body physically felt ill. I emailed it to Matt to read before posting to make sure I was saying what I wanted … Continue reading

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From my point of view…

…there’s a reason there’s a difference in the outcry for Breonna Taylor and those like her and the outcry for Cannon Hinnant. I am sharing my point of view on my blog for those who are actually trying to learn … Continue reading

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Grace, Justice, & Mercy

Bryan Stevenson is one of this nation’s most influential public interest lawyers and the Founder & Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. For over 30 years, Stevenson has dedicated his life to help release those wrongly condemned on death row. He has also successfully advocated to eliminate the prosecution of children as adults. Leading the charge for a renewed conversation about racism in the US by connecting contemporary injustices with slavery, lynching, and segregation, Stevenson is the bestselling author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Continue reading

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Microaggressions

Your intent does not determine your impact. Continue reading

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This is Us and Why We Should Celebrate Black History Month

“I can recall a time on set when I started crying listening to an actor portray a racist grandmother toward my character. The director and writers told me that they didn’t need me to cry for the scene. However, it was hard for me not to cry as I witnessed what I had just learned was my reality. I wasn’t acting, I was crying for me. Can you imagine having to explain to a room full of white people why I couldn’t hold back my real tears while experiencing the pain of racism? I can.”

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Bootstraps and the GI Bill

The GI Bill is one example of several postwar policies in which the federal government invested heavily in the greatest growth of a white asset-based American middle class, to the exclusion of blacks…. But most American colleges and universities were closed to blacks, or open to only but a few in token numbers. Meanwhile, GI benefits in education, employment, entrepreneurship and housing assistance were all distributed overwhelmingly toward whites.

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Redlining

For decades, many banks in the U.S. denied mortgages to people, mostly people of color in urban areas, preventing them from buying a home in certain neighborhoods or getting a loan to renovate their house. Continue reading

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Mortality and Black Skin

If you are just digging into the problem America has with racism and the topic of police brutality is too sensitive of a topic for you, consider researching this aspect of systemic racism. Continue reading

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Systemic Racism and Bob the Tomato

Systemic racism is usually not visible to the naked eye and so there are many who believe it doesn’t even exist. Continue reading

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