Topic: Race

Time to End Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Sept. 14, 2015
Chalk Board

There is a quietly kept fact among teachers and school administrators that black students are treated differently and disproportionately more disciplined than other groups of students.As we start a new school year, teachers and school administrators must actively work to not allow their implicit biases to result in the disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of black students.

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The Black Church Must Confront Its Internal Attackers

July 16, 2015
Church Service

After decades of progress, blacks question how God could allow the race to be thrust back into a fear of being attacked on the street, at the pool or even in church. If the church’s prophetic voice is to provide answers to these questions, its antagonist within the black church must be quieted.

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Is Rachel Dolezal a Tragic Mulatta?

June 23, 2015
Past NAACP Spokane Chapter President

Rachel Dolezal has not been passing as black. She’s been passing as mulatta. Yes, mulatta — a first-generation mixed woman of African descent.

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Improving Race Relations in an Era of Police Brutality

June 18, 2015

For race relations to improve, more white Americans need to have the moral courage to acknowledge systemic racism, and African Americans and other people of color should not automatically assume that the actions of police and white Americans are always motivated by racism.

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Smartphones Help Us Hold Our Public Officials Accountable

June 16, 2015

We’re already used to the idea of “saying something” when we see something unsafe occurring in our midst. Learning to “film something” will only help us build the kind of community that we most desire.  

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