Iroquois tell their story as they strive to uphold the traditions and the legacy of their people while also protecting the central tenants of their people and their relationship and care for the Earth.
"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg
December is designated at the time to honor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an international document stating the basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled. During this month, we stand together for equality, justice, and the dignity of all human persons.
November celebrates Native American Heritage Month. With the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Native people, this month acknowledges the contributions that continue to be made by Native peoples. It is also an opportunity to educate ourselves on the oppression of native tribes and the systematic plundering of their lands and culture since the first settlers arrived on the continent. Please consult the resources for more information:
Little research has been done on the psychological effects of racism, but data reveals that African-Americans experience PTSD at a prevalence rate of 9.1% versus 6.8% in non-Hispanic Whites. What is the link between racism and PTSD?
You may know exactly what race you are, but how would you prove it if somebody disagreed with you? Jenée Desmond Harris explains.
University Chancellor, Susan E. Borrego, reflects on her life as an emancipated minor and dissects the emotionally charged conversation surrounding race relations in the United States. This raconteur uses her powerful first-person account of "White Privilege" and "Black Lives Matter" to underscore the responsibility each one of us has to bring about change.
In this Wireless Philosophy video, Eduardo Mendieta (Penn State University) asks "What are the consequences of race thinking and the institutional and legal forms of segregation if race is not real? Why do we categorize race as a real thing based on visual perception and how is such a category anti-democratic?"
TED Talk from Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow.
Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how mass incarceration has affected African American families. "There's a long history in this country of dealing with problems in the African American community through the criminal justice system," he says in this animated interview. "The enduring view of African Americans in this country is as a race of people who are prone to criminality."