On the varying perceptions of Black men: “It vascilates between extreme fear, and extreme infatuation.” 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[…]
Category: Race Matters
It most certainly does. Here you’ll find notes on race and its intersections.
The This is Luv campaign highlights stories of love and support from family members of people who are Black and LGBT. From ThisisLuv website: “This is luv is a multimedia campaign that highlight examples of black lgbt-affirming love already present within black families and communities.”[…]
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From Representative John Lewis’ Facebook Page: “As we approach the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, I said a few words to help teachers and students as they discuss this moment in history.” Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW (N.A.H.) can’t[…]
Black History Month may be coming to an end, but we make Black history everyday. Before me I see a sea of bodies, gathered together in a similar way to those who gathered at the national mall during the march on Washington in 1963. Beneath the[…]
"The colored people of America are coming to face the fact quite calmly that most white Americans do not like them, and are planning neither for their survival, nor for their definite future if it involves free, self-assertive modern manhood. This does not mean all Americans. A saving few are worried about the Negro problem; a still larger group are not ill-disposed, but they fear prevailing public opinion. The great mass of Americans are, however, merely representatives of average humanity. They muddle along with their own affairs and scarcely can be expected to take seriously the affairs of strangers or people whom they partly fear and partly despise.
For many years it was the theory of most Negro leaders that this attitude was the insensibility of ignorance and inexperience, that white America did not know of or realize the continuing plight of the Negro. Accordingly, for the last two decades, we have striven by book and periodical, by speech and appeal, by various dramatic methods of agitation, to put the essential facts before the American people. Today there can be no doubt that Americans know the facts; and yet they remain for the most part indifferent and unmoved."
The note “More Resources for Teaching About #Ferguson” was included in the list “Resources for Commemorating Selma Sunday 2015” on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s website. “1965. Marion, Alabama. Civil Rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson is shot and fatally wounded by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard[…]
"Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."
Ta-Nehisi Coates published an article in the Atlantic yesterday addressing the criticism President Obama is receiving after his statements acknowledging that Christianity has been used as a means to justify racism and oppression. “Using religion to brutalize other people is not a Muslim invention, nor is it[…]
This documentary from The Policing Literacy Initiative (PLI) explores the issue of “carding” in Toronto, and the distrust between police and communities. 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[…]