In Episode #31, I discuss the traits and factors that give people privilege, favor, and access. (22 Jun 2020) Listen using your favorite podcast service. Anchor [Listen] Apple [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen Using the Anchor Player Below Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download]
There’s been a lot of talk recently about White Privilege and race relations in America. Those who wish to challenge the narrative of White Privilege have been using quotes from celebrities like Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington to question the validity of race having an impact on privilege. Two commonly used statements are below, followed… Continue reading White Privilege — Access and Entitlement are about the averages, not the anecdotes.
[The following message is from Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet. The statement was shared with everyone in the company on 17 Jun 2020 and also published to the Google blog.] Hi everyone, Over the past several weeks, violent and racist attacks against the Black community have forced the world to reckon with… Continue reading “Our commitments to racial equity” ~ Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google
“All of that hard work and education didn’t shield me from that threat and violence.’ — In the video below, civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson is sharing his story to remind folks that impressive credentials don’t shield Black people from police violence. (NowThis, 11 Jun 2020, YouTube 14 Jun 2020) To learn more, watch the… Continue reading “All of that hard work and education didn’t shield me…” ~ Bryan Stevenson, Civil Rights Attorney
Watch Click play on the video below to watch. About Solidarity marches for U.S. protesters rippling around the world reached Israel on Tuesday where hundreds of protesters waved “Black Lives Matter” signs and chanted “George Floyd.” They also called out another name: Solomon Teka. Over the past five years, six young men of Ethiopian descent… Continue reading Why Ethiopian Jews Are Building a Movement Against Racism in Israel (6 Jun 2020)
The following statement is from Satya Narayana Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. It was delivered as an email to all Microsoft employees, and also published as an open letter on the Microsoft blog on 5 June 2020. [Source] United For Change We are united with the Black community and all those working toward racial justice.… Continue reading “Change in ourselves helps drive change in the world” ~ Satya Narayana Nadella
Marques Brownlee is a tech reviewer on YouTube who has built a fan base of more than 11 million followers. In this video, Marques shares about how his views on race and his experiences growing up. Links and Resources Neil Degrasse Tyson’s post: https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/ Resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#business Creators: UrAvg Consumer (Tech): https://youtube.com/user/UrAvgConsumer CalebCity (Comedy): https://youtube.com/user/GizzlyB3aver Roberto Blake (Business): https://youtube.com/user/robertoblake2 Jacques… Continue reading “Reflecting on the Color of My Skin” ~ Marques Brownlee
The officers arrested for their role in George Floyd’s death have been charged with murder. Justice is served (assuming they are tried, convicted, and sentenced). The system is correcting itself and will continue to do so as long as we abide by the basic rules necessary to provoke a response which are: STEP #1 –… Continue reading Follow these 7 easy steps to get legal justice for yourself and others.
Steve King is an Iowa politician known for what some describe as incendiary, racist, anti-immigrant, and white nationalist remarks that have been considered precursors to the Trump era. With a message similar to Trump’s, the nine-term Republican Congressman continued to get reelected by his constituents over the past 17 years – up until yesterday when… Continue reading Despite Racist Rhetoric, Iowa Politician Gains 36% of Voter Support
In Episode #25, I talk about the causes of racism and ways we can all help work to eliminate it. Listen using your favorite podcast service. Apple [Listen] Anchor [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen Using the Anchor Player Below Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save.… Continue reading Racism – Causes and Cures (Podcast E25)
The film “Just Mercy” provides a recounting of some experiences Bryan Stevenson has had during his life of working for racial justice. As of 16 Jun 2020, you can watch the movie for free on the Google Play store, or purchase the 4K version for about $5. [Watch] Note: This post is dated 10 Jan… Continue reading “Just Mercy” – Film About Civil Rights Attorney Bryan Stevenson
Rap artist LL Cool J teamed up with Brad Paisley to produce the song “Accidental Racist” which became accidentally controversial. In a guest appearance on The Ellen Show, LL Cool J talks about the controversy and the meaning behind the song. This video was first uploaded to YouTube on 30 April 2013. On 9 Apr… Continue reading Rap artist LL Cool J on the Ellen Show discusses “Accidental Racist”