Introduction to the Special Issue on Dismantling Social and Racial Injustice
Keywords:social injustice, racial injustice, racism, Black males, racial oppression, inequality, restorative justice, Ferguson, Baltimore, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown
This Special Issue on Dismantling Social and Racial Injustice serves multiple aims. It provides readers with a recognition and first-hand accounts of actions, thoughts, feelings and strategies used by the authors in their
attempts to deal with racism. In addition to these efforts, it also serves as a call for more action against the ageless, blatant and persistent problem of racism. For those who are concerned by the focus on Black lives, it illustrates some of the ongoing violence against Black lives that are yet to be experienced by other groups. Finally, it closes with a message of hope for peace, love and continued actions in our determination to dismantle racism.
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