Silence is NOT an option – 10/06/20 (10/07/2020)

1) Why Voting in This U.S. Election Will Not Be Equal

The first episode of our four-part series, Stressed Election, focuses on voter suppression in Georgia, where a growing Black and Latino population is on the precipice of exercising its political voice, if they get the chance to vote.  View more…

2) Tests, Background Checks, can Thwart Police Diversity Efforts

Advocates for diversifying police departments say Black and other minority candidates are often filtered out early by racially biased exams, criminal background checks and financial reviews.

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3) Can You be Poor and Still Have White Privilege?

Explaining white privilege to a broke white person.  Read more…

4) The Atlanta Washerwomen Strike of 1881

The remarkable success of the washerwomen’s strike quickly sinks in when we remember that the black women engaged in this fight were not far removed from the harrowing realities of slavery; the Thirteenth Amendment had only been ratified less than two decades earlier in 1865.  Read more…

5) Resources for Coping with Race Related Trauma: