Silence is NOT an option – 8/25/20 (8/26/2020)

1) Criminal Justice Reform Is Working in California.

Advancing Reform Efforts Is Critical for Black and Latinx Californians and Their Families.

Over many years, California lawmakers and voters adopted a series of harsh, one-size-fits-all sentencing laws that prioritized punishment over rehabilitation, led to severe overcrowding in state prisons, and disproportionately impacted Black and Latinx Californians – consequences that many families still feel today. California began reconsidering its “tough on crime” approach a little over a decade ago as prison overcrowding reached crisis proportions and the state faced lawsuits filed on behalf of incarcerated adults.

2) Racism’s Hidden Toll

In America, how long you live depends on the color of your skin.

If Black people were immune to the coronavirus, their mortality rate would still probably surpass white people’s.

3) For Black Suffragists, the Lens Was a Mighty Sword

Photographs of generations of Black suffragists offer invaluable documents about their thwarted and central roles in the history of women’s rights.

4) A Former White Nationalist Goes on the Record [Listen from The New Yorker]

5) Resources for Coping with Race Related Trauma: