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Sound Bites: Vol. 1, No. 8
Justice • PO Box 65355, Baltimore MD 21209


What is the relationship between "rights" and "justice"? In seeking change and resisting injustice, what are our "rights?"  How does your national culture understand these concepts?

Recommended Reading

White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of US Police Racial Profiling and Homicide, by Naomi Zack

Naomi Zack set aside her other work to address the ongoing, yet timely issue of how the discourse of white privilege detracts from understanding violations of Black rights. Zack’s clear and passionate examination calls us to change the language of our work to focus on the clear and inalienable rights being continually violated by the individuals and systems that are called to protect. [read more]

To say that America does not care about the lives of black people means that in the moments of confrontation, everything happens as though the risk of death to a black male was not the most important consideration to police officers who fired. And it means that grand juries who did not indict such killers, or juries who found them not-guilty at trial, found that other things mattered more, such as, the letter of the law, police discretion and relative police autonomy, and reasonable doubt.”  [read more]

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Kids' Corner

"Doing nothing is a great way to change nothing." — Kid President (Robby Novak)

Try these questions during a drive or playing catch, or hanging upside down off the couch. 

• What about your home/school/town needs changing?
• What's the best thing about your home/school/town?
• Are "fairness" and "justice" the same?
• Why do they call the Justice League "Justice" League? What do these stories have to do with Justice? 
• Do you think justice is a religious issue? 
• Do you think the problem of racism will ever be solved? What might help address racism?

MAKE IT HAPPEN! — Watch Kid President's video "How To Change The World" (A work in progress). What do you think would change the world? Make a video of your own to share your ideas! Try not to get sucked into watching all the Soul Pancake videos. Or go ahead and do. Both are good options.

“Change means movement. Movement means friction.
Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent
abstract world can movement or change occur
without that abrasive friction of conflict.”

— Saul Alinsky

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