The United States has a problem with race. It is real. It is discreet and it is indiscreet. Depending on who you are you can feel it, see it, hear it, but you can’t deny it. In fact, denying that racism exists is the new racism: if we pretend it doesn’t exist we can ignore the pain it causes and the role nearly every one of us plays. Those in a position to ignore the pain get to keep the benefits. Those not continue to pay the price.One of this group's recommendations is to add more diversity to the boards of local nonprofits. I have already stated how I feel, but want to give Jennings a final opportunity to tell me I'm full of shit. I'll give him the final word, and owe him that and more.
Help me to understand this: many of the most prominent organizations in the region do not have a single person of color on their decision-making bodies (all but one foundation ...). The task force that points this out is a rare group that is entirely made up of people of color and THAT's racist?
Don't you think it's important for people on the margins to get a voice once in a while? I cannot be the lone voice speaking up around here - I'm trying to give folks a chance to speak up. I'm not going to be able to do this as long as I had hoped, so I'm trying to pass the baton. Shouldn't our folks be at the same table as their white counterparts?