“Being African American living in my community and the life choices, lifestyle I was living it was acceptable for me to see prison in my future,” Charles Jackson said. “When I was locked up in prison and then I saw a whole different side of what life is because I was in prison for something I didn’t do.”
”My message is clear: to provide a diverse opportunity for all students. Only 2% of teachers are Black males but it’s more than that. It’s women in S.T.E.M., it’s men in their primary years. I want to make sure that an African-American history class and a race, gender and oppression class become normalized and not different,” said Kurt Russell.
Chief People and Inclusion Officers with the NBA said the social movements from the past few years mean teams can no longer remain isolated: “It’s forced us all to come to terms with what’s happening in the world around us.”
Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute, an organization that helps those formerly incarcerated, has seen a 60 enrollment increase and is now expanding to facilities all over the country with the use of closed circuit tablets.
In June of 2020, the city of Cleveland declared racism a public health crisis. City Councilman Blaine Griffin introduced the resolution. Aside from formally declaring racism a public health crisis, the resolution also created a working group to promote racial equality.
Traditionally, people who give large sums of money for the common good have been called philanthropists. Therein lies the problem: being defined by one standard and not always giving credit where credit is due.