Criminal Justice

CRIMINAL JUSTICE “I think the sad fact is, there’s a long history in this country at looking at African-American as subhuman. And I think that’s reflected in the fact that, when we have problems that really are problems of employment, that are really...

Common Questions

COMMON QUESTIONS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT RACIAL ISSUES “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” — Bryant...

Racism, Justice, and the Church

RACISM, JUSTICE, AND THE CHURCH “I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to “order”...

Take Action

TAKE ACTION “It’s up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting {racism} out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own....

Black Experiences & Perspectives

Black Experiences & Perspectives “Radical empathy…means putting in the work to educate oneself and to listen with a humble heart to understand another’s experience from their perspective, not as we imagine we would feel.  Radical empathy is not about you and...

Privilege and Bias

Privilege and Bias “Whether bad or good, whether justified or unjustified, our beliefs and attitudes can become so strongly associated with the category that they are automatically triggered, affecting our behavior and decision making. So, for example, simply seeing a...