As a Minority Student at Mizzou, The Racial Tensions There Didn’t Surprise Me

2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

This week’s events at the University of Missouri don’t surprise me one bit. As a graduate student in Mizzou’s journalism school with a Japanese and Jewish background, I know what it’s like to be a minority. There, I am regularly reminded that I am different. Without [...]

Marrow Weary—How Deeply Rooted Racism is in the Fight For Equal Education

2016-11-29T17:39:11+00:00

A one minute review of the recent events unfolding, as it seems that’s all the time we have left. As of August 30t, 2015, I will no longer be a Local School Council Facilitator, as my medium, and long term goals conflict with this [...]

I, Racist

2016-11-29T17:39:12+00:00

What follows is the text of a “sermon” that I gave as a “congregational reflection” to an all White audience at the Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday, June 28th. The sermon was begun with a reading of The Good Samaritan story, and [...]

A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza

2016-11-29T17:39:21+00:00

I created #BlackLivesMatter with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, two of my sisters, as a call to action for Black people after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder and the killer, George Zimmerman, was not held accountable for the [...]

Irene Robinson Cries, “Mayor You Stole My Children’s Safe, Sane Neighborhood School”

2016-11-29T17:39:24+00:00

Surrounded by girls, Rasheed Curtis, 6, talks about why Overton should stay open before the last day of school at Overton Elementary School, June 19, 2013. | Jessica Koscielniak ~ Sun-Times Mayor You Stole My Children’s Safe, Sane Neighborhood SchoolA second open letter from Irene Robinson [...]