Dr. Alex Gee shares his Facebook Live rant from a week that saw Amy Cooper’s reaction to a Black man in the park and George Floyd’s death from police violence. Dr. Gee gives an emotional response to these racially motivated incidents.
Dr. Alex Gee discusses the just released documentary, Justified Journey that follows the story of Dr. Gee’s discovery of his ancestry. Just as the [Gee]nealogy podcast series exposed the shocking history of the Gee family, including slavery, slave owner’s, and family secrets now revealed for the first time. This interview will give you the behind the scenes look at the year’s long path to the screen of this documentary.
Watch the documentary online here.
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.