If you grew up on a steady diet of network television and check-out-stand magazines, it’s probably no surprise to you that advertising has been damn sexist – full of objectified and disempowered women. It’s one thing to be semi-conscious to conscious of this sexism,...
Growing up and now living in the predominately white city of Seattle, I’ve known and worked with countless White Americans. I have yet to meet one White American who has given or received “The Talk.” You know, the one that primarily Black American families have to...
This website is named after the high school course, Citizenship and Social Justice, that Seattle Public Schools unsuccessfully tried to extinguish stemming from the complaints of one white family opposed to study of race and racism.
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Dedicated to social justice and civic engagement, it is the personal website of educator and writer Jon Greenberg.
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“A plurality of Americans (45%) say the country hasn’t gone far enough in giving black people equal rights with whites, while 39% say it’s been about right and 15% say we’ve gone too far. Black adults are by far the most likely to say the country hasn’t gone far enough – 78% say this, compared with 37% of whites and 48% of Hispanics. Among whites, there is a vast party divide on this issue. While 64% of white Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say the country hasn’t gone far enough in giving blacks equal rights with whites, only 15% of Republicans and Republican leaners say the same. About a third of white Republicans (31%) say the country has gone too far, compared with 5% of white Democrats.”