I showed this report to a group of Social Work students in my Foundations for Multicultural Social Work Practice class last night to help demonstrate examples of institutional racism. It’s called “True Colors: Racial Discrimination in Everyday Life”. Taken alone, it can be easy for[...]
Category: Race Matters
It most certainly does. Here you’ll find notes on race and its intersections.
“We all know, that what happened to Michael Brown was not a unique incident but part of a larger phenomenon.” “To be Black in this country means, you have to pay a tax on our life. Some of us pay in dignity, some of us[...]
Keep Reading Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian
From Passion, Caffeinated: “Having a seat at the table is not the same as having a voice. After all, it was not long ago that it was customary for American children to be seen and not heard at the dinner table. Under the pretense that[...]
I attended a homecoming event sponsored by the Black Alumni Association of my undergrad institution last weekend. It was a great event, with a warm atmosphere, and it was really wonderful getting to meet Black alumni from as early as the 70s, reconnecting with former[...]
I’m cross posting this open letter from Public Health Students and Professionals at The University of Michigan. We All Have a Role to Play: An Open Letter from Public Health Students and Professionals “On August 9, 2014, African American teen Michael Brown was fatally shot[...]
I still often hear issues that impact people who are LGBT and issues that impact people who are black discussed as if there are no people who are black, and who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. This is simply just not the case, and it erases[...]
“It’s the perfect beverage for people who don’t directly contribute to oppression, but have strong opinions about how other cultures should handle it!” “Do you think it’s only fair that there be a White History Month? Then we’ve got the soda for you!” Love &[...]
"I'd like for young people not to think of the people who were in the civil rights movement and [other] movements as special or somehow have something they don't have. Because we all started out with great innocence.
We were ordinary teenagers, and we were interested in changing something. And [we believed] that we can and that we must."