“White guilt” often prevents us from seeing and addressing the connection between injustice of the past and the injustice of today. Until we white folk come to terms with this, we will watch another few hundred years go by with unfettered brotherhood and sisterhood remaining an elusive dream.
Law enforcement is a difficult and often thankless job. Still, there is a disturbing and historic connection between law enforcement and our communities of color. “Criticizing police brutality is said to be hating law enforcement…This sophomoric approach will remain a roadblock to genuine racial engagement until it is replaced by a deeper, more humane, more sophisticated understanding of the issue of race.” –Michael Eric Dyson
This video documents some of the recent high profile police shootings and the birth of Black Lives Matter.
This clip is the 5 minute version of Part 1 (click here for the 15 minute version).
This is a 1995 interview by WSFA (Montgomery, AL) during the march from Selma to Montgomery. This was my first trip to Selma, Alabama for the 30th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”.