Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that the Civil War had ended and slaves had been freed. This was two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. […]
This is a compilation of the recollections by people from all walks of life on how they first experienced or witnessed prejudice and discrimination.
Words are important and Action brings them to Life. Today, Monday, Jan. 16 is MLK Day of Service. Let’s act with urgency and deliver on the promise of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s example. Together, we can build a more united America by doing good. Find volunteer opportunities, project planning tools and more via @AmeriCorps: […]
Dr. Martin Luther King was welcomed to Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, New Hampshire on May 23, 1963, to talk about the state of the American civil rights movement. His talk included the notion that “maladjustment” is a sane response to injustice. On this 2021 MLK Day its still relevant and worth visiting his speech (listen […]
Will bias and bigotry become “hardwired” into today’s tech, A.I. robots ect? Listen here: http://www.npr.org/2016/03/14/470427605/can-computers-be-racist-the-human-like-bias-of-algorithms
As a white folk in the midst of the next wave of Black liberation, it can be confusing where our place in the fight against racism lies. First of all let recognize that ending racism is not the job of solely those who experience it, it’s going to take the action of folks who hold […]
Intersectionality is an idea that recognizes that humans hold myriad identities that have the potential to overlap and inform each other to result in a complex experience. It considers that each complex part of an identity plays a role in the overall combined experience of a single person. It recognizes that people can be privileged […]
During a recent interview that surfaced this week, President Obama answered a question about whether Americans were overreacting to terrorism. He said: “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a […]