The picture and words are from the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. It is a memorial to the 4,400 and some victims of racial terror — mostly African Americans were murdered between the years 1877 and 1950. Last weekend as I tried to wrap my mind around the tragedy, my […]Read More Because Peace Requires Bravery
How we get ourselves freeRead More Aspiring towards anti-racism
How pervasive is facial recognition use in American cities?Read More Which cities use facial recognition?
As the current administration of the U.S. continues to place restrictions on travel to Cuba, my heart aches, and my mind goes to back to amazing days that we spent in Havana and Trinidad last summer. A year later, impressions remain with me. Walking the streets of Habana and Trinidad, one is left optimistic on […]Read More Cuba as a prayer to inclusion
Should we end prisons? I have been thinking through this question since reading a recent New York Times article on Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s efforts to dismantle, if not slow the role of, the prison industrial complex. Her focus has been the California prison system and has a book you should check out called The Golden […]Read More Do we need prisons?
San Francisco recently passed an ordinance controlling the use of facial recognition in the city. The ordinance was in large part thanks to the pioneering research of Joy Buolamwini. The argument against the technology is twofold: first, the technology is highly invasive in public spaces and may constitute a direct threat to basic (US) constitutional […]Read More San Francisco passes facial recognition ordinance
The statistical who exposed the Tuskegee experimentsRead More Remembering Bill Jenkins
Let the Sistas speakRead More Let her lead!
From a Parisien sidewalk. The women of Georgia (the state) are about to let loose. It will not be pretty.Read More Georgia on my mind
Feeling some despair headed back to Georgia, and the U.S. generally after a month in India. It’s about this question: Will Brian Kemp govern Georgia like Lester Maddox? Lester Maddox became the governor of Georgia during my childhood. He was openly racist, was famous for selling axe handles with which to beat down civil rights […]Read More Who’s worse Brian Kemp or Lester Maddox?