Simple, but powerful. Here’s another one that came to me at just the right time. I hope it’s helpful to you too. Love & Peace, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW (N.A.H.) can’t grow without your help. If you enjoyed this post, please share a comment, and/or use any of the social[...]
From Brave New Films‘ Beyond Bars campaign. These three short clips highlight real examples of structural racism in action, making connections to the criminal justice system, education, and more. Love & Peace, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW (N.A.H.) can’t grow without your help. If you enjoyed this post, please share a comment,[...]
Recent Notes on Selected Topics
"Legalizing gay marriage is important yes. But please stop picking and choosing the pretty parts of my oppression you want to support. Because the systematic oppression of queer folk is not limited to 'oh they just can’t get married.' Queer people are getting thrown out of their homes. Dying. Committing suicide. Getting denied jobs. You can’t just slap a rainbow on a shirt and say you’re an ally."
From The Atlantic: “Moreover, as the white father of an African-American son, I am keenly aware that I never face the suspicion and indignities that my son continuously confronts. In fact, all of the men among my African-American in-laws—and I literally mean every single one of them—can tell multiple stories of[...]
"I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement."
Today’s blogging assignment from the Daily Post involved encouraging bloggers to experiment with different elements of their blog’s design to see if they could find any areas for improvement. Suggested elements to consider for improvement included experimenting with different themes, fonts, color schemes, and more. I know the day will come when[...]
WordPress and the folks over at The Daily Post recently started a Blogging University campaign, and I’ll be participating in some form or another over the next couple of weeks. As I go through some of the challenges they’ve laid out, I plan to share some of my reflections on them[...]
Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian has been included in the Rasmussen College School of Justice Studies’ Blog Post “14 Social Work Blogs You Need To Read in 2014.” Some of the other blogs mentioned include (N.A.H.) supporters Rachel L. West of The Political Social Worker, Dorlee M. of Social Work[...]
This image really spoke to me, so I wanted to share it here. For me, it’s a good reminder that sometimes, that thing which seems the most difficult or uncomfortable to do, can be exactly what needs to be done in order to grow. The image also causes me to[...]
I once saw a video about catcalling where a man asked a woman, “what are we going to do about these men?” She responded by telling him that he was a man, and he should talk to other men. I see that as being where I can best serve in[...]