From A Little More Sauce: “Now sometimes its dangerous for me because people in cars are just blatantly a**holes to me. If I am in the road—where I legally belong—people will yell at me to get on the sidewalk. If I am on the sidewalk—which is sometimes the safest place[...]
Category: Race Matters
Similar to the “We Are Not Trayvon Martin” Tumblr blog that was created last year, some people who are white are responding with “MichaelBrown’s crime“. Contributors to the site display a sheet listing crimes they have committed when they were 18, the age of Michael Brown at the time of[...]
Last week I shared a note about the existence of the #FergusonSyllabus hashtag. Yesterday, Dr Marcia Chatelain, who started #FergusonSyllabus published an article at The Atlantic where she tells the story of how it began, and shares a list of selected resources that can be helpful to spark thought and[...]
“When the dogs bite, when the beatings,When I’m feeling sadI simply remember all these kinds of thingsAnd then I don’t fear so bad…” Lyrics Below from Lauryn Hill’s Website 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[...]
Educators are sharing valuable experiences and resources among each other using #FergusonSyllabus Tweets about “fergusonsyllabus” 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 media buttons below to share this post with others. You[...]
"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not.
Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you.
Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over.
There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it.
I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."
From the Huffington Post “News reports often headline claims from police or other officials that appear unsympathetic or dismissive of black victims. Other times, the headlines seem to suggest that black victims are to blame for their own deaths, engaging in what critics sometimes allege is a form of character[...]
From Manic Pixie Dream Mama “For a mother, white privilege means your heart doesn’t hit your throat when your kids walk out the door. It means you don’t worry that the cops will shoot your sons. It carries another burden instead. White privilege means that if you don’t school your[...]
Still Relevant. #DONTSHOOT #DONTSHOOT Tweets 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 media buttons below to share this post with others. You can subscribe to the blog by entering your email address in[...]
Here is an infographic detailing the social action that is taking place around the country today for the National Moment of Silence to honor the victims who have been killed by police brutality. I discovered the infographic at D.A. Krolak, where you can also find links to the other event[...]