All posts by Joseph Nwoye Sabah Holmes

DR. JOSEPH NWOYE is Chief Executive Officer at DiversityFrontier.com and SystemicDiversity.org. He Formerly served as Professor and Director of Multicultural Education and Urban Seminar at Illinois State U.  The author of three books, he contributes articles in professional journals and speaks at conferences on the impact of cognitive theory in teaching, accommodating cultural differences, and fostering collaborative learning. He works in the area of culture and its implications for education, law enforcement, and the workplace. Following recent murders by police of African Americans he focuses on police training and championing of systemic change.   SABAH HOLMES is Chief Operating Officer at DiversityFrontier.com and SystemicDiversity.org. She is a seasoned Inclusion Consultant with almost two decades of experience gained in the UK, UAE, and India. Sabah has advisory, coaching and mentoring expertise across a variety of sectors and industries: aviation, telecommunications, advertising, media, engineering, and higher education. She has led high profile local & global projects involving change management & communication, inclusion, diversity, equality policy development & implementation, organisational restructuring, process & system design, and HR transformation.

Understanding Systemic Racism Part 2 – by Joseph Nwoye, Sabah Holmes

Is this the beginning of a revolution that finally addresses racism honestly?

Part 2: The Present and A Way Forward

The continuum of violence against African Americans and the Black Community

What has happened in the past is not different from what continues to happen today because racism is generational.  Racists who have committed crimes use all the tools of systems of privilege built in their favor to avoid being held accountable. In doubtful circumstances, lawyers have changed venues for trial to predominantly White communities where their White accomplice juries can unconsciously and consciously exercise bias. 

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Understanding Systemic Racism Part 1 – by Joseph Nwoye, Sabah Holmes

Is this the beginning of a revolution that finally addresses racism honestly?

Part 1: Understanding Our Shared History

When people say, “enough is enough!”, Do we really understand why? Why is it that we consistently deny the traumatic experience of racism that pains African Americans every single day? Why do we vote for leaders who effectively support policies and practices that are racist or discriminatory? What propelled so many Americans of all ethnicities including White, African Americans, Asian American, European American, Hispanic Americans to come together despite the Covid-19 pandemic to protest on the streets? Why do African Americans continue to endure racist and discriminatory practices generation after generation? These are some of the questions we ponder here given the recent events and the Black Lives Matter movement that has taken the world by storm even as a pandemic rages, propelling people to deprioritize their personal safety in order to stand up against racism and a history of subjugation and discrimination.

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