Racial Inequity in St. Louis

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong. — Muhammad Ali

Find out how the Civil Rights Movement continues today through the following organizations.

welivehere

We Live Here explores the issues of race, class and history in St. Louis.

Working to bridge the gap of understanding between whites and blacks, St. Louis Public Radio seeks out a multitude of ways to tell the stories of those who might not naturally be a part of the discussion. They felt it important to explore these complex issues…because we live here.

every-28-hrs

St. Louis premieres the Every 28 Hours One Minute Play Festival

A recent statistic claims that every 28 hours a black person is the victim of systemic violence in America. Artists across the nation are responding. This site includes information on visual, creative writing, musical, and theatrical work on this subject as well as resources and lesson plans on how to appropriately respond.

George Warren Brown School of Social Work

Washington University creates a dropout prevention program

Aaron Jennings with the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University created a dropout prevention program for African-American males. Students learn study skills, participate in personal development workshops and are connected to necessary resources.

black-lives-matter

Black Lives Matter is a national organization working for the validity of Black life.

#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after George Zimmerman was acquitted for the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. After the death of 18 year old Mike Brown it has grown into a movement to address racism permeating our society.

naacp

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

minority-health

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: Office of Minority Health

Health and health care disparities continue to cloud the horizon for minority communities resulting in the increased risk of illness, injury and death.The Office of Minority Health is attempting to eliminate those disparities through assertive leadership, advocacy support, and visible interaction with minority communities in Missouri.