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Why Racism is a One Way Street

  5.08.2019   Corey Leak   culture, equality, race, racism

Racism in America is a one-way street. I know that is a hard saying for some of you, but it’s the truth. There are not multiple people groups equally responsible

3 Reasons You Yes YOU Are Blind To Racism

  12.07.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, race, racism

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen two very public displays of blatant racism. We witnessed a white youtube executive profile a black software engineer outside an apartment building

Two Practical Reasons Why Betsy’s Flag is Offensive

  2.07.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, race, racism

Before eight hours ago, “Who is Betsy Ross?” would have stumped me in a trivia game. I’m sure she is someone that came up at some point in my elementary

Let’s Talk About Reparations

  26.06.2019   Corey Leak   equality, race, racism

We aren’t the first civilization to debate reparations. In an excerpt from an ancient Jewish scroll known as “The Scroll of Fasting” Egyptians lodged a complaint about how the Jewish

A Black Man’s Response to Four FAQs From White People Waking Up to Racism

  19.06.2019   Corey Leak   church, diversity, race, racism

Here is a list of questions I’m frequently asked about race and racism by white people who are waking up to the realities of racism in America. “Is ______ Racist?”

Three of Racism’s Most Dangerous Covert Allies

  14.06.2019   Corey Leak   church, equality, race, racism

I think it’s safe to say that most people in today’s society try and avoid blatantly racist behavior. Of course, there are examples of blatant racism all around us. We

The Talk – Part 2 (A Black Teenage Girl’s Poem)

  24.05.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, future, race

We had driven out of the neighborhood, and my mind was working hard to try and answer my daughter’s questions. I knew that she was asking a simple question that

The Talk – Part 1 (A Black Teenage Girl’s Question)

  23.05.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, future, race

I remember my dad giving me the talk as a thirteen-year-old boy. It wasn’t a sit-down. It wasn’t an awkward, choppy speech delivered in an uncomfortable tone, and it wasn’t

Still Hovering

By now it’s no secret that I believe institutional racism is a thing. I’ve lost friends over my beliefs that whiteness is the root cause of that racism, and I’m honestly

Why We Must Abandon Whiteness

To my white friends out there reading this – You weren’t born white. You learned whiteness. If you’ve never heard that before, I can imagine you’re feeling any number of