Sources & Media

Click below for Articles, Videos and Podcasts submitted by VRJC members, 

that have inspired provoking thought and action.

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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man with Emanuel Acho

 

'Racism is not a virus of the body; it is a virus of the mind, and unfortunately, it can be lethal.

But you cannot fix a problem that you do not know you have. And if “ignorance is bliss”, in this case, bliss has caused bondage and pain for others. But there is a fix. We can all access the life-saving medicine that will cure the world’s most ailing, long-lasting pandemic. But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations.'

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Tulsa Race Massacre

on NPR

 

'Monday marks the 100th anniversary for one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history, the Tulsa Race Massacre. Back in 1921, a mob of white people tore down and burned the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Okla. — a segregated part of the city so prosperous and bustling, it was known as Black Wall Street.'

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Profit At Great Cost: Plastic and the Intersection of Environmental

and Racial Justice

'More and more these days, consumers are aware of their environmental footprints thanks to advocates, scholars, and even advertising by the very companies putting environmentally harmful products on the shelves. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Consumers who are aware of the impacts of certain purchases are certainly more likely to change consumption patterns than those who are generally unaware of the production, consumption, and disposal process.'

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Dividing Lines -  A History of Segregation in Kansas City

'This is the Dividing Lines tour - a tour of the history of segregation in KC primarily through its real estate. I’m gonna be your guide as we drive through the metro and hear from a variety of Kansas Citians.'

 

 

 

 

 

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The American Racist

System Final

Written by Civil Rights Activist

Alvin Brooks for

THE KANSAS CITY CALL Newspaper

"Let us open wide our hearts." - St. Katharine Drexel

Old Documents

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

'The document Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism was developed by the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).'

 

 

 

 

 

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