Hi friends in the struggle,
We’re living at a critical time in U.S. history. Besides a public health pandemic, we’re in the middle of a racial uprising that’s been fomenting for years. Civil dialogue, anti-racism workshops, educating, kneeling in protest at football games, all good work but still a lot of systemic refusal to see or admit there’s a problem, or to make substantive change … and now the powderkeg has exploded. This is about more than the murder of George Floyd, this moment is about the mattering of black lives. Black Lives Matter and we demand justice and full inclusion.
This is the time of giving. So you have to figure out what non profits to give to. You all know that there has been an uptick in reported hate crimes in recent years. Also issues of gender oppression are rampant. Institutions and organizatiins need to go deeper than diversity trainings to become anti oppressive.
Since 1995 Roots Of Justics has been relentless in our focus on systemic and instirutional change along with the ideological change that diversity trainings offer. We need your support on this giving Tuesday so that we may continue playing our part in the struggle.
Thank You in advance.
by Conrad Moore
Ignorance is bliss. White people can decide if and when they want to enter the discussion about systemic racism, or not. We need to go much farther than just conversations about race. It is time to get to the hard work of dismantling institutional racism. The YWCA’s Race Against Racism is merely a first step. The most recent national manifestations are around police misconduct — highlighting the ways they behave toward people of color when they think no one is watching. I am really tired of even trying to keep up with what seems to be a daily installment in the news about some unarmed African American, or Latin American man or woman being beaten or killed by police.
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