A History of Racial Injustice
This Month in History
Friendship Home is proud to feature the Equal Justice Initiatives new digital experience of A History of Racial Injustice that highlights events on this day in history as a set of tools for learning more about people and events in American history that are critically important but not well known.
America’s history of racial inequality continues to undermine fair treatment, equal justice, and opportunity for many Americans. The Equal Justice Initiative believes we must acknowledge the truth about our history before we can heal: truth and reconciliation are sequential.
As a nation, we have not yet acknowledged our history of racial injustice, including the genocide of Native people, the legacy of slavery and racial terror, and the legally-supported abuse of racial minorities.
When we engage truthfully with our history, we are better equipped to address contemporary issues ranging from mass incarceration, immigration, and human rights to how we think and talk about cultural moments and icons.
Please visit A History of Racial Injustice and join us in the critical work of acknowledging our history of racial injustice.
More on the Equal Justice Initiative
EJI challenges racial and economic injustice and provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in jails and prisons. Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Learn more about EJI.
(Source eji.org 2020)