Professor’s View to Oversee Police Reform

“I agree with Ms. Engel that training, and police methodology needs to change.  As an ex-cop, and founder of Racial Intelligence for Law enforcement, it’s evident that more time must be spent on de-escalation techniques. …


“The battles that count…” Jesse Owens


“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”

– Jesse Owens

“We remain a nation still proudly practicing prejudice…”


“While we dance in the streets and pat ourselves on the back for being a nation great enough to reach beyond racial divides to elect our first African-American president, let us not forget that we remain a nation still proudly practicing prejudice.”

Harvey Fierstein

When we Explore, we Dream, we Discover – Mark Twain

mark twain“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”  

– Mark Twain

No, White People Will Never Understand the Black Experience

I could go on, but my point is this: I, a “nice white girl” from a loving Midwestern family raised in a legacy of tolerance, had no idea, zero idea, that a black man in the 20th century, in a place as progressive as Los Angeles, at a time when diversity and interracial relationships seemed commonplace, and with two people who were not involved in criminal behavior, could be so egregiously impacted by a police culture rife with profiling, bigotry and harassment. I didn’t know that, my white friends didn’t know that — the demographic of which I was a member didn’t seem to know that. Because we white people don’t experience that! At least, not unless we’re in the company of black people.

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