End Racism

ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA) condemns all distinctions between human beings that are used to unjustly or inequitably divide us. ORMA specifically condemns sexism, classism, racism, ageism, ableism, heterosexism, homophobia, racist policing, mass incarceration, the racist aspects of Islamophobia, anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment and policies, the connection between war and

MA Congressional Rep Ayanna Presley speaks forcefully about ending systemic racism, at the March on Washington, August 28.

racism, and the many other ways that racism manifests in social, economic, environmental, and political life today.

Our Revolution Massachusetts believes in the power of diversity of thoughts, ideas, beliefs, experiences, and the inclusion of people of good will regardless of race, color, gender, language, national origin, religion, sexual/affectional preference, or age. A multi-century campaign of genocide against indigenous peoples worldwide and the crushing evil of slavery are still felt throughout our nation and our socio-economic-political institutions. Our Revolution Massachusetts is at its very foundation an anti-racism organization, proud of the diversity among us and working to be even better.  Join us.

An ORMA book group has been reading and discussing The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. For discussion dates and upcoming chapters, see ORMA’s home page. We hope you will consider joining the group!

Poem by Ross Gay:

A Small Needful Fact

A Small Needful Fact
Is that Eric Garner worked
for some time for the Parks and Rec.
Horticultural Department, which means,
perhaps, that with his very large hands,
perhaps, in all likelihood,
he put gently into the earth
some plants which, most likely,
some of them, in all likelihood,
continue to grow, continue
to do what such plants do, like house
and feed small and necessary creatures,
like being pleasant to touch and smell,
like converting sunlight
into food, like making it easier
for us to breathe.

More Ross Gay poems may be found at Poets.org

 

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