Reading Time: 7 minutes “About one in four Black Americans will experience an anxiety disorder at some point,” write Dr. Jessica R. Graham-LoPresti, Dr.Tahirah Abdullah, Dr. Lindsey M. West and Amber Calloway, four black female mental health researchers, who called the condition “racial battle fatigue”
CNN: I covered the Rodney King and Freddie Gray riots. This moment feels different. That’s why I’m afraid.
Reading Time: 9 minutes What if I keep seeing a succession of unarmed black and brown people struck down on videos? What if one day it’s someone I know — or me?
Reading Time: 3 minutes As an educator and coach, I have dedicated my entire career to creating an inclusive space to support marginalized people. This includes dismantling systems that uphold the structures of racism.
My focus has always been on elevating underserved voices, creating tools for access, and (re)building inner wellness strategies that help people stay the course – no matter the obstacle.
Reading Time: 3 minutes To know that others do not have those same opportunities and to be afraid to take a stand for them, to risk speaking up in their defense, in case I say something wrong???
That is cowardice.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We can be trauma-informed AND also be extremely clear about what matters most.
Reading Time: 10 minutes America’s kids are watching.
They’ve seen the killing of George Floyd and other scenes of police violence against black people play across their TV screens again and again, as Kelly Glass reports at Vox. They see the thousands of people in the streets every day protesting that violence — sometimes, the kids are part of the protests.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Stop that individualized bullshit of “not me.” Do not step away from your collective. You are at the center of all of this. You as an individual and you as a collective. Do not exempt yourself from the hard feelings because you cannot imagine your knee in that man’s neck.
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RACE FORWARD’S STATEMENT ON DISPROPORTIONATE COVID-19 CASES AND DEATHS IN BLACK AND LATINX COMMUNITIES: IT’S TIME TO LEAD WITH RACIAL EQUITY
Reading Time: 2 minutes People of color are more likely to be working in “essential” jobs, and therefore are at much greater risk of exposure to COVID-19. Health inequities, seen in preexisting conditions such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, asthma, lack of access to quality health care, and underemployment are all factors that increase COVID-19 complications in patients of color. Coronavirus kills, and structural racism is its accomplice.