Monthly Archives: October 2020

Combating Racism – Transforming Criminal Justice

THE FACTS:

The United States is the world’s leader in its rate of incarceration with 2.2 million people currently in federal, state or local prisons and jails – a 500% increase over the last forty years. The United States is home to 5% of the world’s population yet it now houses 25% of the world’s prison inmates....
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Combating Racism – Read, Watch, and Listen

I recently read an article encouraging readers to buy and read more books by writers of color. And to be honest, even though I’ve ready many authors of color, when I went to my bookshelf, I clearly had many many more books by white authors. Since my right arm will be immobilized in a sling this...
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Combating Racism – Our Dollars Make a Difference

Back in July, I wrote a newsletter listing organizations that work to combat racism, with hotlinks to the websites of each organization (a partial list at best). If you missed that newsletter, you can find it here. Now I’ve thought of additional ways we can use our dollars to combat racism. The five...
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Combating Racism – Building Strong Children

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

~ Frederick Douglass

For the past two weeks, I've written about the disparities in our educational systems between Black and White children in an effort to share some of our history and make a case for integrating schools. But what about the...
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