Race and Social Justice is a class in Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice where you learn about the Civil Rights Movement all over America and in New York. As a sophomore, I was privileged enough to learn
On April 18, 2019, my peers and I from the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice attended the 5th annual Black Lives Matter Summit held at Laguardia Community College. The keynote speakers were activist
Angela Davis has been a civil rights activist from 1944 to present. She became known for her involvement in a politically charged murder case in the early 1970s. She was influenced by her segregated up
Hi Jada! I absolutely loved this post. If I’m being honest, I have never heard of Angela Davis before now. However, after learning about her from you, I’m so thankful both for this inspiring woman and for you teaching me about it. I like your argument for why Davis should receive an award, it’s completely valid. However I can’t help but wonder if violence is an appropriate answer to violence. Doesn’t an eye for an eye make the whole world blind? I’m simply playing devil’s advocate, but I would love to hear your opinion on this. Either way, I’m thankful for Angela Davis’s fight against inequality. We should all stand up for what we believe.
. Why shot the innocent man just playing the guitars execution style? I made an inference that the man represents all the innocent black men or boy who were kill for being colored, by people of white pri
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