Trealavon Grier, Harrisburg, PA. As a dark skinned African American, I have only experienced racist rejection from others that look like me. Self hatred, unfortunately, is real. Now in my 40’s, I realized how much of my life was wastep on other people’s issues. This was the beginning of self love and the fulfillment of […]
Denise DeVaney, Warren, ME. Charleston made me finally feel it: racism is not a black issue, it’s an American issue. We have to accept that an attack on someone of color because of their race is an attack on America. We have to come together to fight it.
Eddie Releford, Towson, MD. Towson University Your race doesn’t define who you are. You define who you are. Where all human, just different shades of beautiful. One day… people will realize were all the same. Until then fight hate with love.
Teagan Peacock, Syracuse, NY. There is only one African-American family in my rural neighborhood. My stepbrother got into a fight with one of the boys in the family and threatened to hang him. I was never more embarrassed in my life.
Liz Wright, Englewood, CO.
Asha Parker New York City, NY Though we have come a long way, we are still shown on a daily basis that we are no where near the end of the fight to end racial discrimination.
Chris G Murray New York City, NY Manhattan As an activist in the 60’s/70’s and having had our share of victories, I continue the fight for liberty, freedom and doing what is morally right. All people must live together and combine their strengths to fight against the multi-national corporations
F. Delvin Washington Oakland, CA We still have a long way to go.
Amy New York City, NY Brooklyn The power of everyday people to stand up and not take racism, sexism, anti-semetism, homophobia as okay. We must fight and always speak out. We cannot be silent, even when it seems like the hatred is focussed on “others” because we are all humans and one person being put […]
Lydia George New York City, NY Brooklyn These activist have shown me the power of their boldness and how reluctant they were to stop their movement in the midst of adversity. Its encouraging even today to use those characteristics to fight injustices still today in our society.
Austin McKenzie New York City, NY Brooklyn Even though we as a society have progressed in terms of race and how we treat one another there is still a way to go many of our schools are predominantly one race and are over or under funded according to the prison system is systematically racist and […]
Yatzek Krzepicki Ashburn, VA The banality of evil is frequently cited in the context of the atrocities of the 21st century; the failure to witness and confront evil is our greatest failure as a people, and we risk complacency in the light of the constant vigilance justice demands of us.
Tonia Torrence Salt Lake City, UT My six words are based on experience as a mediator for the juvenile Victim/Offender mediation program for the Salt Lake Courts. Schoolgirl fight, brown punished, not white or Middle-school fight, brown punished, not white Two middle-school girls were in the mediation with their mothers. The blond white girl had […]
John Philadelphia, PA Being racist towards white people, setting double standards or heavily restricting white people where POC are given the ability to say and do anything, even if it is offensive will only perpetuate racism. It doesn’t matter if you think it is justified or not. Human nature is the same, regardless of skin […]
Jennifer Jean Jenkins Baltimore, MD Yes, much more, but not today.
Thomas Tuohy Jacksonville, FL
Cameron OH We’re living in a post-civil rights world. Legal equality has been achieved. The continued focus on race differences only serves to further divide us. Let’s move together into a future where people (white and black) have to stand on their own merits without using race as a crutch or an excuse. Continue to […]
Ad Ross Fort Bragg, CA We’re all racists, we can’t help it, we can only know it and fight it
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