june 2012

White tenants seeking to prevent blacks from moving into the Sojourner Truth housing project erected this sign. Detroit, 1942. photo credit:Wikipedia

Segregation In America | ‘Dragging On And On’

Are we really trying to diversify? Racial segregation in the US housing market has been on a decline since reaching its peak in 1960. However, black-white integration in most neighborhoods around the country is making little, if any, real progress. Most whites don’t want to be minorities in the neighborhood in which they live. Learn more from this report on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Bryan Stevenson | We Need to Talk About an Injustice

This TED Talk features the very impressive public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson is the Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, which fights poverty and challenges racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. In this talk he discusses the injustices in the criminal justice system and why it should matter to each of us.

Natalie Warne | Being Young & Making an Impact

This very inspiring TED Talk by teen Natalie Warne is about making a difference in the lives of children. It’s a strong testament to the notion that you are never too young or old to make a difference in the world.

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