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Using White Privilege for Positive Change
Lia Taylor Schwartz
Global social justice advocate on the New York nonprofit scene
As a teenager, I proudly told my first black friends that I was color blind. I thought I was saying the right thing, telling them that race doesn't matter to me. I now realize how sickeningly smug that sounds. I know they weren't colorblind.
East New York Pushes on for Akai Gurley
Writer, activist, parent and agitator.
When I spoke to Nicholas Heyward Sr. the morning that the news of Akai Gurley's fatal shooting broke, neither of us could believe it. Gurley, like Heyward's son, Nicholas Jr., was shot by a cop in a Brooklyn housing staircase.
My Take on Ferguson
I realize that many factors play a role in the examples I cite above, including the judicial system itself; official versus real life police attitudes, not to mention the law and recent questionable policing techniques implemented in New York City and elsewhere.
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