Your DGB for today is to learn some facts about the state of racism in the U.S. 50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and get involved in the fight against it.
Today marks a dark anniversary for this country, as a half-century ago today Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Rather than posting out-of-context-quote containing memes of Dr. King to commemorate his passing, we would like you to learn about the state of race relations in today’s America. Spoiler alert: things are not good.
Article about recent findings on the outcomes of Black boys: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/19/upshot/race-class-white-and-black-men.html
Article on recent report finding racial inequality remains deeply entrenched since 1968: https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/02/27/report-inequality-remains-50-years-after-kerner-report
Article on racism and homelessness: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/03/10/homelessness-like-lots-issues-racism-makes-worse/ylwVQvKFjdbzEOa7aQnCPM/story.html
So what to do? You have many options.
Find and support a progressive Black candidate for office: https://collectivepac.org
Find and support a minority-owned business: http://www.sba8a.com
Support Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/
Join the NAACP: https://donate.naacp.org/page/contribute/adult-membership
Let’s Grab back by honoring the sacrifice Dr. King made and further the fight against racism.