national dialogue on race
Academia, political community, community activists, religious leaders
we must talk about race and racism.
Education, media, entertainment economics, politics
of opening speech:
Do we really want to talk about race,
Ray Winbush, Fiske University
we really want to talk about race?
Do we really want to talk about race?
We know we really want to talk about race when it comes to various
group's food, dress and dance. We love the soulful sound of James
Brown, we even background our commercials with the latest rap music...but
do we want to talk about the lingering effects of slavery on African
Race Relations in the 20th Century
David Dubois, Rosemary McDaniel, Vernon Jarrett, Jessie Carney Smith,
Children of the Dreamers
David Dubois, Gamal Nkrumah, Julia Wright, Marcus Garvey, Jr.
Muhammad, General Counsel, Nation of Islam
Roberta Mouse Yahola
Relations and the 21st Century: Yvonne Scruggs
Supremacy: The Key Issue on Planet Earth
Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, Neely Fuller, Jr.
panel's three recommendations:
Consistent with the history of providing a remedy for groups disadvantaged as a result of public policies of the past [for example,
the enactment of the G. I. bill to compensate veterans for lost opportunities
as a result of World War II] remedies must be provided for groups
disadvantaged by past public policies of genocide, slavery, segregation,
and racial discrimination. The goals of these new remedies must
be parity in employment, education, housing and all areas of life.
That the task force on church burnings be expanded to a national
review board to investigate constitutional and human rights violations
regarding the racist application of the death penalty, prisoner's
rights, juvenile crime, judicial inequities, and police harassment
and to formulate policy recommendations for immediate and long term
solutions with the investigative findings published and widely disseminated.
In order to bring about parity in education, employment, business
ownership, judiciary appointments and all areas of life for groups
disadvantaged by discrimination, existing civil rights legislation
must be strictly enforced and new legislation must be enacted to
accomplish such parity.
21 action items that emerged from the RRI were sent to President
Clinton, members of Congress and government officials in several
countries around the world.
Yagniza, April 2001
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