Hi Bill, I wrote you this open letter last year when i saw you at Columbus Day in Bloomfield. Not sure if you saw it. Sending again in hopes you will choose not to walk in the Columbus Day Parade. This is one small way you could stand in solidarity with the indigenous people protesting… Continue reading Bill Peduto, Please Don’t March in Columbus Day Parade
When I saw the front page of the March 16-23 issue of the Pittsburgh City Paper filled with nearly all white, youthful faces turning downtown Pittsburgh into an all-day unlicensed bar, I thought of another “reveler” and his father quietly drinking alone in an outdoor kiosk in Wilkinsburg on a night in early February. Ironically, […]… Continue reading “Everything they’re saying is lies” — That’s Pittsburgh… with an ‘H’
End of year letter from Carla Wallace of Showing Up for Racial Justice about What Whitey can do! This has been a year of heartbreak and resistance as the Movement for Black Lives shone light on struggles for racial justice. SURJ has responded to their call to break white silence in ways we never… Continue reading What will you Accomplice next year?
posted on December 24, 2015 NYTimes In 2015, I conducted a series of 19 interviews with philosophers and public intellectuals on the issue of race. My aim was to engage, in this very public space, with the often unnamed elephant in the room. These discussions helped me, and I hope many of our readers, to… Continue reading Dear White America By GEORGE YANCY
In recognition of International Human Rights Day, What’s Up is spreading holiday cheer and hearty conversation about how white people can end racism. Please join us to sing anti-racism themed carols, hold signs, and talk to bystanders about white supremacy. We are targeting the holiday market in Market Square during rush-hour where we expect to… Continue reading Human Rights Day Action – December 10th
Three Men Who Shot Black Lives Matter Protesters Emerged From Internet’s Racist Swamps White supremacists involved in Minneapolis mayhem left behind a trail of emails, chat rooms, websites, reveling in the extremist right. By David Neiwert / Southern Poverty Law. Read More Here CAIR Asks DOJ to Probe Shooting of Penn. Muslim Taxi Driver as… Continue reading Disturbing News: Hate Crimes from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh
Dear Bill Peduto, On October 11, 2015, myself and some members of What’s UP?!, a group focused on challenging racism, ran into you on Liberty Ave in Bloomfield. It was Pittsburgh’s annual Columbus Day Parade. We were protesting the celebration of Columbus Day. You were just coming off the main parade drag with a couple… Continue reading Open Letter to Bill Peduto RE: Columbus Day in Pittsburgh