"At the time, I thought this was just an example of how great I was at navigating different racial groups, when in fact it exemplifies the white privilege of feeling no racial tension no matter the race of the people we are with."
"Committed to Justice: 21st annual Salem Award honors two activists"
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(By Jo Kadlecek at The Salem News)
We had the opportunity to see prominent anti-racist writer and educator Tim Wise speak at the Wentworth Institute of Technology on February 7th, 2013. The diversity group I Am Wentworth sponsored the event, which was open to the public. Mr. Wise addressed the student body, answered questions, and then signed copies of his new book, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority.
WHITE SCREEN/WHITE NOISE: RACISM ON THE INTERNET
BASED ON THE JCLC 2012 PANEL PRESENTATION BY REBECCA MARTIN, HEATHER MCCANN, MYRNA E. MORALES, AND STACIE WILLIAMS
By Rebecca Martin
Last week on Love and Hip Hop NY, after arguing with Raqi Thunda about the dissolution of their radio show that never quite happened, Jen “the Pen” Bayer let her white privilege show. From the street Raqi, an Algerian-Puerto Rican Muslim, jabs “Good luck getting on!”. To which Jen responds, from her chauffeured car, window half closed, “I’m white, honey.
Community Change plays host to The David Walker Memorial Project (DWMP) (www.davidwalkermemorial.org), which is dedicated to honoring and increasing public knowledge of David Walker, a visionary African American community leader and activist in early 19th century Boston and an unsung hero of the abolitionist movement.
Attention CCI family and friends, it is with great pleasure to announce to you that the Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice Foundation is honoring our founder Horace Seldon with their Salem Award! The Foundation awards either a person or organization who "speaks out and takes action to alleviate discrimination, promote tolerance, and achieve justice for contemporary victims of social injustice." Horace more than meets that qualification.
In case, you missed it! "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?" Reading Frederick Douglass in the Era of Barack Obama
Fellow citizens, why am I called upon...
...to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today? What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?
On the afternoon of May 16 there was a well-attended forum entitled “The Status of Commutation and Parole in Massachusetts” at the Harvard Law School. The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute of the Harvard University School of Law organized the event. Community Change, Inc.
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