Last week five Dallas cops were killed by Micah Xavier Johnson, a Black man who was allegedly motivated to take such drastic action after continually ...
Last night I attended the yet another vigil for black victims of police violence in the United States. Since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, these memorials have become ritualized spaces for expressing deep lament and righteous anger against the death-dealing consequences of our nation's systemic criminalization of people of color.
Each of us has a part to play in creating the workplace and world that sees the humanity and value in all people. Each of us has a part to play in creating an environment where all people can *live* with dignity and respect.
After the Dallas shootings and the senseless violence against Black lives, America needs peace and hope more than ever.
Due process is an integral part of our legal system, and protects US citizens from over-zealous authorities. For that reason, it is especially important to apply due process protections to suspects when it is most difficult to do so.
"Fellow great Americans, hello This is heritage for my medicine" - Kendrick Lamar The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separate...
Unless we teach in a way that remedies both black distrust and blue fear, we have little chance of realizing the America we are otherwise destined to become.
As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.
Hopefully this list has your brain juices flowing and you've got some ideas up your sleeve for some great self-care activities.
The aftermath of the shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas has sparked nationwide outrage and a feeling of helplessness among many. Many people are asking what they can do now and how they can use all of this collective energy to force change.
I still have the privilege of walking through my life with binoculars, but my lens are no longer rose-colored and I have fear, real fear, that something could happen to my husband, or my son when he is older.
In the wanton police murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge police and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, there is no special duty or obligation for a president to take time to give personal reassurance of support to their families. But their murders do represent a major public crisis and challenge to the president just as if they were public servants.
In the days to come, may we have the strength to talk to our children about the insidious nature of violence. May we also teach them about the necessity of both empathizing with and acknowledging victims of injustice, however different from us they may be.
I know I need to at some point but I haven't been able to "schedule it." I expect that the funeral will be something of a catalyst but even then, there's a certain professional decorum that "must" be maintained at a police funeral.
I wanted to speak out today because of what Dr. King called the "fierce urgency of now". I want to briefly talk to you as a daughter of a black man. As a mother of a black 2 year old daughter. As a woman of color. And as an American who loves this country deeply.
The acts of violence that have unfolded over the last week have been seen and felt almost instantly all over the world because of the advances in technology. Meanwhile, after decades, or dare I say centuries, of similar hate-driven mass killings and violence, we have not learned how to embrace the fragility and the sacredness of life or our precious relationships with one another. Healing is required.