I know the year 2021 doesn’t magically change anything for the better, but I do know one thing: It’s our year to build and share a new map.
An Arkansas native wants to defend her home to classmates at her Ivy League school, but struggles based on racist incidents experienced as a child.
A University of Arkansas union wants to rename a dining hall since the namesake, a former governor, failed to stand up for Black residents after the 1919 Elaine Massacre
Dr. Rickey Booker discusses the slow progress towards racial justice in American history, drawing from the writings of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Ibram Kendi. His essay engages with James Baldwin’s urgent question to the white community: HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR PROGRESS?”
Dr. Rickey Booker Jr. reflects on the recent murders of African-American men, and asks this urgent question: “Every time I embrace my wife and 3-year old daughter, I am flooded with the same question: Is this the last time they will embrace me. AM I NEXT?”
Read the candid reflections from Aaliya Davis about diversity in Northwest Arkansas: “As a black teenager, I feel more should be offered to the black community. I visited Fayetteville, Bentonville, Rogers and felt left out due to the lack of diversity.”