While Indigenous and other people of color traditionally lack the power to enact racism, we can and do exercise clear racial prejudice against Black people.
Truth commissions and reparations programs can effectively involve all perspectives in a conflict about longstanding political and economic grievances.
A long history of racism has prevented many Black folks from owning land or homes—making it harder to accrue wealth and pass it on to future generations.
The Chronic Stress of Being Black in the U.S. Makes People More Vulnerable to COVID-19 and Other Diseases
Racism is a chronic, uncontrollable, and unpredictable stress that can wreak havoc on the mind and body.
When the Rev. Al Sharpton implored White America to “get your knee off our necks” at the memorial of George Floyd, his words were carried by news outlets across the globe.
Freedom on the Move is a database collecting these ads, which help form a more complete picture of slavery and the enslaved.
“If this moment can be sustained through further conversations, I think there can be a breakthrough.”
Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.
In this new movement of mass protest against police violence, anti-Black racism, and white supremacy, we will settle for nothing less than total transformation.
“Without a focus on correcting injustice, work on climate change addresses only symptoms, and not root causes.”