There is a lot to think about in this video lecture by David C. Wilson, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy from Robert Reich’s Wealth and Poverty class at U.C. Berkeley. It’s about the science behind racial resentment and justice. It surprised me by alluding to psychological similarities between people who want to keep our structurally racist systems and people to want to get rid of them – both appeal to a sense of fairness but with very different results.
This is an interesting TED talk about the roots of racism.
It’s a shame that it’s necessary and it is (still) an outrage that justice has eluded Tamir and his family and community.
This article was published in 2015. It’s still relevant, though the numbers have certainly changed.
It will take all of us (some of us kicking and screaming) to make progress on our intertwined justice goals – environmental, racial, economic, etc.
“We must bring to the table an understanding that we don’t have to agree on every political issue to work together towards building a better future for all of us.“
The is a lot here and it will take some tonne to go through.
“Implicit Bias is the process of associating stereotypes or attitudes towards categories of people without conscious awareness.”