On Saturday, January 28th, 2017, Shaun King, writer and civil rights activist, wrote this on Facebook, “Today has been, without a doubt, one of the most despicably inhumane days in my lifetime as an American citizen. Grievously inhumane. This day will go down in history as a deeply unethical, unnecessary, unconstitutional day of pain and […]Read more "Dear white folks, how will we march on?"
“They’re afraid of the truth” was the statement uttered by former President Bill Clinton in his condemnation of Black Lives Matter protesters at a recent campaign rally for his wife, Secretary Hillary Clinton. A statement which so ironically and poignantly captured what critics of his 1994 Crime Bill have been claiming for the past 20 […]Read more "“Not a Moment but a Movement”: Deconstructing the Myths Behind Black Lives Matter"
“Otherness has been part of my identity for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a predominantly White town with little to no diversity outside of myself and my family gave me pause as to who I was meant to be as a person. I grew up believing that White was right and […]Read more "Not everything you see can be yours to take: From recolonizing to decolonizing"
If you look up courage in the dictionary, one definition stands out: “strength in the face of pain or grief.” In this moment in our society where systemic racism infects all institutions of our society and embeds all structures within it, our communities are in need of healing. This healing though, must take place in […]Read more "How courageous conversations left the courage behind: Reflections on a room of Black and Brown voices"