“Race is a little bit like gravity,” john powell says: experienced by all, understood by few. He is a refreshing, redemptive thinker who counsels all kinds of people and projects on the front lines of our present racial longings. Race is relational, he reminds us. It’s as much about whiteness as about color. He takes new learnings from the science of the brain as forms of everyday power. “We don’t have to imagine doing things one at a time,” he says. “It’s not, ‘how do we get there?’ It’s, ‘how do we live?’”
Mary Ellen Pleasant, Entrepreneur and Activist;
Bessie Coleman, Pioneer Aviatrix;
Jesse LeRoy Brown, Navy Pilot
Matthew Henson, Arctic Explorer;
William H. Hastie, Lawyer and Judge.
Each of these pioneers achieved a first for African-Americans.”
Read their biographies on Biography.com.
The Center for Migration Studies of New York think tank and an educational institute devoted to the study of international migration, to the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of immigrants. Their website includes in depth statistical analyses on migration and immigration around the world.
The U.S. bishops' pastoral statement Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity is firmly grounded in the Church's social teaching. Understanding and appreciating Catholic social teaching helps us to put our faith into action
Includes an overview of the current problem, history of immigration and migration and stories from immigration and those migrating
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Yesterday I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism. I feel compelled not only to publish his query but also my response to it, as it may be a helpful discourse for more than just a handful of folks on Facebook...
The U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT) is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate modern-day slavery.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography. As the thread of pornography in the web of sexual exploitation is systemically overlooked by society, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has prominently advanced this issue as a central pillar of its projects in order to promote more holistic solutions.