Fusion.net compiled a series of tweets by T. Greg Doucette which demonstrate many of the problems black people face in the U.S. court system and why changes never seem to stick.
It is well worth the time to read the 43-tweet story.
Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen, members of the Get Lit organization, perform “Somewhere in America” on The Queen Latifah Show in 2014.
This extensive post by Jon Greenberg has many links to resources on how to be a strong white ally to people of color. “By ‘curriculum,’ I do not mean a unit of study for classroom use (to be clear: this list is separate from my work in the classroom); rather, these resources, inspired by the #Charlestonsyllabus, are for anybody who wants to learn more from perspectives often underrepresented among many White circles.”
Links to these resources will be added to the United Against Racism – NM Resources page.
There are no doubt complexities that come with White Americans working for racial justice. White privilege can lead to a chronic case of undiagnosed entitlement, creating poor listeners, impatient speakers who talk over others, and people unaccustomed to taking orders. Nevertheless, the movement for racial justice needs more White Americans to get involved. And it’s our responsibility to help each other get involved–and get involved productively. I compiled this list to help White Americans do so.
A community discussion on Monday, March 7 from 5 – 7pm at the Santa Fe Community Foundation
Appropriation versus appreciation is a difficult topic to discuss or even understand. It seems everyone places their line of distinction in a different place. I’ve read and written a lot about this in relation to Native American cultures. But, it is a concept that needs to be considered when looking at art by, inspired by, and stolen from any indigenous or oppressed culture.