Forum for Social Policy on Racial Justice
For the past several years our League has committed time and energy toward educating and advocating on behalf of our adopted Position on Homeless (June, 2018). As our country has begun to intensely focus on the racial divide it has become apparent to our local Board that we needed to begin educating ourselves on the history of racism in America in a manner not dissimilar from our Study of Homelessness.
The quantity of information coming forward in the media can be a bit overwhelming. Therefore, we will seek to provide information that is closely related to our State League’s Position on Criminal Justice while not ignoring the other Positions that fall under the umbrella of Social Justice.
Not surprisingly, we can see a nexus between homelessness and the impact of the racial divide even here in San Diego where 5.5% of San Diego County's population registers as Black. However, 27% of the Homeless population of San Diego County is Black.
Our journey begins with an invitation to all members to read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.
Bill Loftus, Director of Social Policy
The Look - September 27 2020
SHOULD I CALL 911 IF...? - September 20, 2020
How Does the US Supreme Court Play a Role in Suppressing Racial Justice? - September 13, 2020
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack: This week’s Social Justice Update looks at White Privilege through the words of an 85-yearold white woman who is the associate director of the Wellesley Collage Center for Research on Women. She wrote this piece 32 years ago. - September 6, 2020
Looking at the State Propositions Through a Racial Justice Lens - Part 2 California Proposition 24: Are We Still "Redlining" Black Neighborhoods in 2020? - August 30, 2020
Looking at the State Propositions Through a Racial Justice Lens - Part 1 Proposition 17: Would Allow Parolees to Vote - August 24, 2020
Social Justice Update - June 21, 2020