Airlee Johnson and Larry Samuels gave a well received talk on Kent Social Action Committee with a special mention of the Students Against Racism group.  The main organization has several active committees and all are attempting to bring people in the local area together to discuss and uncover the all to common and pervasive racial bias that often silently and quietly exists.  Most people live within their own little social bubble and have little feeling that racism is a strong influencer in today’s society.  Get out of this bubble for a while and you’ll find otherwise.

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How do you combat a situation which has long persisted, and often seems invisible or imaginary to many of us when other see it as oppressive, constant and unending?  You have to bring the reality of it to the light.  You need to work out ways to unhide the problems.  You need to confront the overlying problem of prejudice with innovative and positive approaches.  Such is the difficult work of the Social Action Committee.

 

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