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7 Core Racial Justice Issues

One person can make a sustainable difference; but an individual’s measurable impact is diluted if he, she, or they attempts to focus on more complex problems than they can handle. (For more on this, see my post “Mindful Activism: How to Get Started,” and get and stay organized with my free activism tracker.) While there’s […]

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What Lies Beneath the “6 Ps”

In an earlier post, I wrote about the “6 Ps” that have always and continue to drive racist thoughts, words, and actions in the United States: the Promulgation of Policies that enable the Power, Prosperity, and Prestige of those with white Privilege. Since writing that post, through continued learning, mindfulness practice, and reflection, I’ve honed […]

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Racial Justice: Education Equity (Updated, Aug. 2020)

Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color continue to experience inequities in access to high-quality education–and these disparities have been exacerbated by COVID-19. According to this recent, well-researched article by McKinsey & Company, the average Black or Hispanic student remains roughly two years behind the average white student, and low-income students continue to be […]

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Racial Justice and the “6 Ps”

Question: What is, has, and will always be the intention behind racist attitudes and behaviors? Answer: An agile alliteration of “6 Ps.” They are: the Promulgation of Policies that enable the Power, Prosperity, and Prestige of those with white Privilege. Look and Listen Peel back the layers of some white rhetoric, unpacking phrases such as […]

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Racial Justice: Economics & Employment (Updated, Aug. 2020)

Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color continue to experience disproportionate rates of unemployment and under-employment. These dynamics contribute to higher rates, when compared with white persons, of disease, chronic health problems, homelessness, arrest, and imprisonment. No individual can achieve economic and employment success without the support of many others, known and unknown, and […]

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Racial Justice: Climate Change (Updated, Aug. 2020)

Due to many intersectional injustices, Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color are more severely impacted by catastrophic weather events and ongoing environmental shifts driven by climate change. The United States, like most industrialized countries, isn’t cutting emissions fast enough to meet the United Nation’s 2030 climate goals set forth in the 2015 Paris […]

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Racial Justice: Criminal Justice & Mass Incarceration (Updated, Aug. 2020)

Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color are disproportionately arrested, indebted, and incarcerated by the criminal justice system. According to data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as of July 2020 Black inmates made up 38.2 percent of the national incarcerated population. The percentage of Black Americans in the U.S. population? 13.4 percent. This […]

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Racial Justice: Voting Rights and Access (Updated, Aug. 2020)

Voting rights comes first in my ongoing efforts to fight racism against Black People, Latinx People, and Indigenous People, because without voting you cannot elect people into power who can then enact policy changes that you care about. These BIPOC communities (for whom voting is especially challenging this year due to COVID-19) are disproportionately removed […]

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