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Where We Stand: White Supremacy Without White Supremacists

We had a few thoughts following Unite the Right 2. And a challenge for our white allies…

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Where We Stand: We Wish We Were Wrong About D.C. General

We wish we were wrong about D.C. General. We aren’t, and there’s only one right thing for Mayor Bowser to do…

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Where We Stand: The Demolition of D.C. General

What this seems to be about, is keeping promises at the expense of people. But our question remains, promises to who?

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Where We Stand: Family Separation and Detention is Not a Humane Immigration Policy

Bread for the City strongly condemns the recent ICE arrests in NE D.C. and the Trump Administration’s policy decision to separate children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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From Police Shootings to Policy Making: The Dangers of Implicit Bias

Last week, Advocacy Director Aja Taylor offered testimony at the Department of Human Services budget hearing about the need for anti-racism training within city agencies to root out biases that lead to policies that continue to disadvantage the city’s Black and Brown residents. At Bread for the City, we work with residents living with low incomes to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities. Part of that work is calling out the people and policies that make life harder for those we serve. The following is a portion of Aja’s oral testimony.

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What Happens to a Dream Deferred? King’s Assassination, 50 Years Later

BFC’s CEO, George A. Jones, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our city’s critical need for policies that make amends for intentional divestment from Black communities.

Cross-Post: What you need to know about TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

After the decision of the Trump Administration to end Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants residing legally in the United States, many local organizations have spoken out against this act. One of them is Ayuda, an organization that provides legal services, social workers, and language access support to immigrants from 104 countries who reside in DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.

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Cross-Post: Why America Silences the Left While Amplifying the Right

On this episode of “By Any Means Necessary” hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Aja Taylor, Advocacy Director at Bread for the City to talk about the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault cases, the ways sexual harassment and assault exists in Hollywood and the Marines, the lack of public response often when women of color or “non-celebrities” speak out on sexual harassment, the importance of the #MeToo campaign, the ways society is socialized to not speak out on race and gender.