I’m the last person to try and “do math” to make a point. Even so, it doesn’t seem far-fetched to conclude that while the risk of facing violent crime has gone down for most, Blacks face a uniquely treacherous threat that the rest of the population does not: the threat of being targeted by the very people who are meant to be our protectors.
What would happen if we hijacked an overtly racist and fearful campaign to highlight kindness and good in our world?
My experience with racism is not a story of neglect and systematic abuse. It’s not about how White America is literally or violently holding me back. It is about ignorance. It’s personal, it’s raw and it’s real. And I’m terrified of sharing it.
It’s no secret that I’m looking for a new job. My time with the Red Cross has been (and continues to be) fulfilling, supportive and inspiring, but I’ve come to that point in life where I have to make some decisions about what is important to me, and guess what?! Love wins. That feels weird […]
Cross-posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity issues every Thursday. Since I’m on top of things today, here’s a sneak-peek of tomorrow’s post: This week, a CDC panel endorsed males ages 13 to 21 receive the HPV vaccine, previously recommended for females between the ages of nine […]
Cross-posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity issues every Thursday. If you’re following McKinney’s blog, you know that this week we’re doing a series to prepare for National Food Day, which is next Monday. According to the website, the movement is designed to “push for healthy, affordable […]