This comic, entitled “Do the White Thing“, depicts six ways (highlighted in yellow) to ignore the reality of race relations in America today. Ubuntu, 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[…]
Category: Race Matters
It most certainly does. Here you’ll find notes on race and its intersections.
This isn’t freedom. This is bondage. But this is where we are. I went from anger to compassion after watching this. Although no amount of “respectability” can protect us from racial profiling, I have to remember that he’s talking about his attempts at survival for[…]
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In a note I wrote three years ago, I mentioned how difficult it was (and still is) to find a black doll for my niece while shopping for the holidays. I find the same to be true for children’s books. It still remains difficult to find[…]
I’m sharing a few resources related to teaching about Ferguson in the classroom. Some of them have additional links within. From The Root: Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson “Process it yourself first, ask students what they want to know and by all means,[…]
I’m sharing this Open Letter via Black Space in Solidarity. I’ve been having a really difficult time with processing things these past few weeks. Even in class it’s been difficult. I couldn’t write much of anything, but I was glad to see that there were others[…]
A Spoken Word Piece. Ubuntu, 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 media buttons below to share this post with others. You can also “Like” the (N.A.H.) Community Page[…]
I am in mourning this morning. So much pain. So much death. These remain very challenging times for Black People in America. One killing after another, one “legally” government sanctioned reminder after another to remind black folks that we are expendable in this country. I[…]
"I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate.
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action'; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a 'more convenient season.'
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."