Compassionate Resistance for 4/28/17


Compassion Equals Strength

This post is part of my “Compassionate Resistance” series, a regular roundup of stories of local resistance from across America. This series was inspired by and is part of Powerful Resistance, a grassroots project to counter the injustice of the current administration by promoting positive stories of justice and compassion. 

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  • Black People Are Not ‘Living in Hell’ (The New York Times): “Contrary to Donald Trump’s indiscriminate portrayal of African-Americans as ‘living in hell,’ the black upper middle class is ascending the economic ladder at a faster rate than its white counterpart.”
  • Harnessing the Progressive Tide (Smokey Mountain News): “Starting a movement isn’t easy. At 23 and fresh out of college, White should be starting a career. Instead, she spends most of her week as an unpaid activist and organizer.”
  • Reverend Resistance (Esquire): “You never march without a map. You don’t just start protesting. You don’t just start having civil disobedience…What is the moral imperative and the moral direction, and what is the moral imagination?”
  • Donald Trump Has Made Me Feel More American (It’s Not What He Intended) (Slate): “…For what feels like the first time since 9/11, Muslim rights in America are being treated by the public like a civil rights issue and not a national security one. And that sense of inclusion might be our best weapon in preventing the homegrown terrorism we are so warned about.”
  • Lawyers Head to Boston High School to Give Students a ‘Know Your Rights’ Day (Metro): “The organization has trained nearly 300 attorneys on how to give the presentation, which includes information on one’s rights under the Constitution, the executive orders enacted by Trump, what a warrant looks like and how to prepare in case you or your family are arrested due to your immigration status.”


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