Listen as we engage in a conversation about the racial harassment African American men in our community are faced with daily. The Trayvon Martin murder and the acquittal of his murderer have triggered a national conversation about racial profiling and the living legacy of racism in the US. Black men are incessantly stereotyped and harassed for who they are and what they have come to represent in our society. Listen to hear first hand accounts of racial harassments affecting Portland African American men and listeners contributions, sharing how to shift this reality. We engaged in a conversation with community activists Mustafah Coleman, Zoe Pilliafas, Mandela, Keisha Edwards and her son Aaron Edwards.
Dr. Earl Bracy -- a Vietnam War era combat medic, practicing clinical psychologist, and author of Too Young to Die: Inner-City Adolescent Homicides and The Making of a Psychologist -- has endured prejudice and discrimination the likes of which many Americans, black and white, will never know.
Iven Hale hosts this episode of the Mole, dealing with the upcoming US sponsored Israeli-Palistinian talks, what's happening in Portland to confront "the new Jim Crow," and some history of community radio including KBOO.
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Let's Talk: Why is it so easy to buy into stereotypes and negative images of black people, especially black men? Why do we not see our common humanity? Join Celeste and Cecil as we enter into a difficult but necessary conversation about race. Share your thoughts at 503-231-8187, firstname.lastname@example.org
we want to give a live and direct acknowledgement to AMBER STARKS for being at the forefront of the fight to get those who create and sign the laws to acknowledge hair that does not fall into the 'straight' category. with amber's hard work (and some assistance) house bill 3409 was passed unanimously, easing restrictions on braiding, locs and other predominately afrikan styles for hair. while this is great news, there's still more work to do- not only on the legislative level, but also on bringing awareness to the fact that coilier textures have different needs than straighter textures... and we need to come to acceptance of our OWN textures- this is just as much work as trying to pass a bill.
In America, it seems, one can gun down a fellow citizen if one feels threatened. Or if one thinks the fellow citizen is a tad bit dark-skinned to be in one's neighborhood. Or carrying some dime-store candy.