Dr. Alex Gee sits down for a return visit with his good friend Peter Ahn to share about the Asian-American experience during the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Gee and Peter discuss connections between their cultures, how it has shaped them and their friendship, and shed light on racism in their communities. They want to help guide the way with their shared experiences during and beyond this crisis.
A picture is worth a thousand words…
Why is it that when marginalized people…African American people, mobilize in protest, we’re considered dangerous, a threat, disorderly, vicious and menacing?
And why is it that when marginalized people…African American people, bring this to the public’s attention, white men demean us on our own facebook pages, call us divisive, race-baiters and reverse-racists?
I live in a parallel society where I CANNOT fathom, a Black man, standing at a state capitol, fully armored as if for war, while brandishing semi-automatic weapons…in many cases without a permit…a NOT be seen as a threat, hence arrested…or worse!
People often ask me… “Alex… what does your community want?”
It’s not that difficult…
We want justice…and not just for ourselves…
We want justice for all!
We just want our constitutional–rights also.
Hmmm, white men can show up on state property looking menacing…and then sleep in their own beds that night.
But Ahmaud Arbery can’t go jogging without getting shot to death, because he was deemed a threat-for defending his own life. He didn’t make it to his own bed that night.
I live 866 miles away from where Arbery shot, and it has caused me fear.
If we don’t want two americas, two societies, then we can’t continue to have two sets of rules.
A picture is worth a thousand words…and this piece is only 300 words. What will you say and do when you see injustice. What are your 1000 words when you see this picture? And speechless is not an acceptable answer.
Nehemiah and Justified Anger exist to make our community—our society better by assuring African Americans are treated justly—and that non-Black refuse to rest until that is the case.
Dr. Alex Gee speaks with Jacquelyn Hunt and her son Julian about their relationship for a special Mother’s Day episode. Jacquelyn and Julian share their amazing story together that began in prison. Don’t miss this very personal story.
Learn more about Jacquelyn’s work: F.O.S.T.E.R.
Dr. Alex Gee talks with Dr. Jamila Lyiscott about her inspiring perspectives on black culture and community. Dr. Lyiscott is a community engaged scholar, a nationally renowned speaker, author, and a spoken word artist. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Senior Research Fellow of Teachers College, Columbia University’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME). Across these spaces, Jamila’s work focuses on racial justice, community engagement, and youth activism in education through the lens of what she has termed, “Vision-Driven Justice.”
Ted Talk: 3_Ways_To_Speak_English
Dr. Alex Gee talks through Kyle Korver’s journey to publicly address the white privilege and racism in himself and professional basketball. This deeply honest and vulnerable conversation will be helpful for those that are seeking to be allies. Don’t miss Korver’s reflection on the article “Privileged” that he wrote one year ago and the impact it has had on his personal and professional life.
Read Kyle Korver’s article, Privileged
Kyle Korver NBA Stats:
- 4th all-time in NBA history for 3 pointers made
- Holds an NBA record for 3 point % in a single season (.536 in 2009-2010).
- 2015 NBA All-Star
- 2015 NBA Sportsmanship Award
Dr. Alex Gee talks with Rev. Dr. Marcus Allen about his deeply personal experience with COVID-19 in his family and the health care system. Allen shares his mother’s story and frustration with dealing with the health care system while being a person of color.
Read Madison 365 article: Mt. Zion pastor seeks answers after mother denied test, then diagnosed with COVID19
Additionally, since the interview, the Milwaukee Fire Department admitted to mishandling this case. Click the link to read more!