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Are We Living In A Post-Racial America? Every young Black and Hispanic male should read this article. Parents, please teach your sons and daughters how to try and stay safe in this our “Post-Racial” America. It is important to have the conversation regardless of how safe you think your children might be. Racial profiling seems to be thriving in our post-racial America; so are gangs, bullies, drug predators and a host of other maladies-- all targeting young Black and Hispanic males. The need for parental guidance, structure and support, and the need for productive after-school programs, college-level, skill-building programs and civic lessons are stronger than ever. We also need intense multicultural education programs for the police depts everywhere.
At OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., we believe: "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
December 18, 2011
Opinion: Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me? Please read the complete article here.
By NICHOLAS K. PEART
As a black man in my 20s, I've incorporated into my daily life the sense that I might be pushed against a wall or thrown to the ground by a police officer at any time.
WHEN I was 14, my mother told me not to panic if a police officer stopped me. And she cautioned me to carry ID and never run away from the police or I could be shot. In the nine years since my mother gave me this advice, I have had numerous occasions to consider her wisdom.