“It is uncomfortable to unpack the history of systemic oppression”

Latest in a series of posts in the wake of the George Floyd murder

Here are some documents shared at the NCC conference yesterday.

The Tukeva statement from which title line of this post comes reminds me of the words of Councilman Reynolds pitching the Community Engagement Initiative to us, words that turned the Gadfly on, words that made him buzz bitchily a couple days ago at what seemed a delay in getting the unpacking going:

“Open Letter on Racial Justice,” Michael B. Tukeva, Pocono Mountains United Way

The same organization also produced a wonderful set of resources. Gadfly keeps saying that there’s knowledge aplenty abounding on our national reckoning on race. No excuse for anybody unsensitized to the scope of racial issues that beset us.

See: Racial Equity Resources

Gadfly especially likes Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children,

What are you reading that informs your thinking about racism, about equity, about systemic racism?

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