On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a keynote address at an Independence Day celebration and asked, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Douglass was a powerful orator, often traveling six months out of the year to give lectures on abolition. His speech was delivered at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, held at …
Racism Is Terrible. Blackness Is Not.
So many people taught us to be more than the hatred heaped upon us.
Business Case for Racial Equity
By WK Kellogg Foundation The report projects a tremendous boost to the country’s workforce and consumer spending when organizations take the necessary steps to advance racial equity.
From Slavery to Mass Incarceration
America, after 400 years, don’t you feel like it’s finally time to honestly discuss the legacy of slavery?
Angela Davis: ‘We knew that the role of the police was to protect white supremacy’
The veteran civil rights campaigner on growing up in segregated America, the opportunity of the Black Lives Matter movement and what inspires her to keep fighting
21 Books That Teach Little Kids About Race, Justice, and Equality
Books are a marvelous way to introduce big, complex ideas to young children. More importantly, though, books can help parents spark discussions about topics that might feel difficult to introduce. The following kids’ books help parents start those lifelong conversations about race, justice, and equality in a way that’s age-appropriate, compassionate, and inspiring.
A New World Is Possible: Defund Police And Fund Black Lives
By Kayla Reed and Ash-lee Woodard Henderson THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES CALLS FOR DEFUNDING THE POLICE TO RELEASE URGENTLY-NEEDED COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO REALIZE REAL PUBLIC SAFETY.
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
By Corinne Shutack Achieving racial justice is a marathon, not a sprint. Our work to fix what we broke and left broken isn’t done until Black folks tell us it’s done.
Whites For Racial Equity
RACIAL EQUITY IS REALIZED WHEN RACE CAN NO LONGER BE USED TO PREDICT LIFE OUTCOMES, AND OUTCOMES OF ALL GROUPS ARE IMPROVED from the Local and Regional Government Alliance on Race and Equity, see link to “The Racial Equity Action Plans: A How To Manual” below
The Case for Reparations
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Dismantling White Supremacy Culture In Your Organization
By Tema Okun “This is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being pro- actively named or …