3/1/2016 On Sunday February 28th, Buffalo New York lost India Cummings, a 27 year old black woman who was taken into police custody on February 1st and hospitalised a full 16 days later, even though evidence and common sense suggests that she needed urgent physical and mental care from day one. So far, the media … More #JusticeforIndia Say Her Name!
The United States comprises 5% of the world population, but 25% of the people imprisoned throughout the world. While we call many other regimes repressive, our imprisonment rate is higher than the rates in Iran, China and Russia. In the U.S. 750 people out of every 100,000 are in jail. Beyond that, the U.S. imprisons more racial and ethnic … More Reflections on Restorative/Transformative Justice
This week, we have been shocked and outraged at the shootings of five demonstrators in Minneapolis, MN by white supremacists. It is justified and even laudable that we feel this pain and anger – that we viscerally reject this act of terror targeting the movement for black lives. However, it is also absolutely important to … More A Real Ally?
Many may fear the possibility of the theory of evolution’s factuality due to a misperception of what it says about the nature of humanity, and indeed the nature of existence itself. Many, if not most, people associate the phrase “survival of the fittest” with Darwin and his theory; this in turn paints a bleak picture … More An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Nature by Travis McNamara
All Eyes Are Upon Us Mother, mother There’s too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There’s far too many of you dying –Marvin Gaye then they stomped John Willet as he lay on the sidewalk hands cuffed behind his back and shot Michael Brown who was on his way to college in the … More All Eyes Are Upon Us by Gene Grabiner
We arrived in St Louis early on the morning of Saturday October 11th, the day of the Community March and Rally. We parked near a market, and emerged not twenty minutes later to find the car sporting a ten dollar ticket for parking without paying the meter. No signs anywhere indicated that parking was metered … More Reflections on FergusonOctober
WE WANT AN END TO ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND THE FULL RECOGNITION OF OUR HUMAN RIGHTS The United States Government must acknowledge and address the structural violence and institutional discrimination that continues to imprison our communities either in a life of poverty and/or one behind bars. We want the United States Government to recognize … More Our Vision
Welcome to the website of the Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition. On this website, you will be able to find announcements for upcoming events and analysis of issues relating to racism in Buffalo and nationally. You can contact us at: email@example.com.