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Larry Aubry
NAVIGATING TOUGH 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES
February 1, 2018
Donald Trump’s indescribably chaotic, insensitive and destructive presidency borders on surreal. But, how will Blacks in particular, navigate the increasingly hostile social, political and economic challenges it portends? Many, if not most of us, are more adept at perpetuating rather than alleviating a status quo that is not in our own best interests. Is it because, among many other reasons, the Black community overwhelmingly permits Black leadership, in general, to act in self-serving ways that do not actually benefit the community? Whatever the reasons, our people’s mindsets and behavior must change if things are to be different. Most likely, this will only happen when, collectively, we are sufficiently dissatisfied to think and behave differently. This is the quintessential but accomplishable challenge. ... read more »
Righteous Outrage and Action Must Be Sustained
January 25, 2018
Since the civil rights era, there’s not been sustained outrage to high-profile incidents, or countless other similar incidents of police abuse. ... read more »
Trump’s Racism and American’s “Whiteness” are Indisputable
January 18, 2018
Donald Trump is dangerously narcissistic and had already raised many disturbing questions about his racism, “whiteness” and ability to effectively lead this nation. Last week, he exposed himself as blatant racist who operates at the lowest degree of “whiteness.” Here’s some of what Trump said. ... read more »
Violence Among Blacks The Exception Not The Norm
January 11, 2018
The current norm, silence, reinforces violence in Black communities and must be reversed.  ... read more »
ONGOING NEED FOR UNOPOLIGETIC FOCUS ON RACE  
January 4, 2018
An awkward silence intruded an otherwise lively and informative panel discussion on the implications of today’s critical challenges for African Americans.  ... read more »
Identity Politics Important To Blacks As Well
December 28, 2017
Conservatives’ claim that identity politics, as practiced by Blacks and other people of color is not the “American way” is both hypocritical and patently false. ... read more »
Empowerment Requires Unaccustomed Unity
November 30, 2017
We must never minimize the fundamental importance of being unified especially since Blacks have not been unified on key social, political, economic and ethical issues for many years. ... read more »
Straight Talk About Injustices
November 16, 2017
Terrible de-humanizing injustices have been visited on Black people in the United States, but there is never a good reason to collaborate in one’s own destruction. ... read more »
Immigration, Labor and The Black Community
November 2, 2017
Actual change means developing new realities grounded in common values that benefit not only Black workers but the entire Black community. ... read more »
Blacks Must Define and Stand Their Common Ground
October 26, 2017
Blacks must work cooperatively among themselves and collaborate with allies to reduce the likelihood of current and future Trayvon Martins being killed again and again.” ... read more »
Unity and Racial Pride Basic For Black Progress
October 19, 2017
he Twenty-First Century Foundation did not keep its pledge to honor the importance of on-going communication and transparency crucial for expanding core participants and supporters. ... read more »
Nearly Total Focus On Latinos Slights Black Immigrants
October 12, 2017
Dr. Smith’s fundamental argument is undocumented Latino immigration is detrimental to Blacks. ... read more »
Schools Still Fail to Educate Black Students
October 5, 2017
The Local Control Funding Formula is a California legislative initiative that enables  school districts, rather than the state, to receive and allocate funds to those schools most in need.  ... read more »
Tracking The Collapse Of Urban Public Schooling
September 14, 2017
In today’s high-tech, increasingly global society, culturally responsive, knowledge-based performance and decision-making are necessary attributes of the educated person. ... read more »
Whiteness is Personal Not Just An Abstract Concept
September 7, 2017
Trump is dangerously narcissistic and his performance to date signals a scary, if not catastrophic, future for the country. ... read more »
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