RARE Newsletter October 2021
Seattle Mayoral Candidates Answer Your Questions On Racial Equity! — Monday Oct 11 @7PM via Zoom
Racial equity is one of the burning issues of Seattle’s 2021 mayoral contest. Ask the candidates your questions in our Zoom meeting! Each candidate will be given 40 minutes. They will speak briefly regarding their experiences and priorities related to racial equity. The remainder of the time will be devoted to Q&A. The questions will come from you! Please click here to learn more and register.
Quintard Taylor, UW Professor Emeritus Joins RARE Monday, November 8th to Discuss Critical Race Theory
Over the past twelve months Critical Race Theory (CRT) has emerged as one of the most contentious issues in American society. While many people have strong views in support of or opposition to Critical Race Theory, most Americans including those who hold those views, have little knowledge of its true meaning or its history.
Long Before RARE and Connections, Kay Bullitt Strove to Bridge the Racial Divide
Well-known Seattleite and philanthropist Kay Bullitt passed away on August 22, 2021 after a long life that included decades of social activism that, in part, helped bridge racial divides in the highly segregated Seattle School District. She was 96.
An Historical Look at Gun Rights in America and Their Applications to its Black Citizens
July of 2016 an African American man, Philando Castile, was pulled over by the police in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota for supposedly resembling a robbery suspect. Castile, who was driving with his finance, Diamond Reynolds, cooperated and let the officer know that he had a legally permitted gun in the car. Minnesota is a right-to-carry-a concealed weapon state. The cop panicked and fired anyway. As Castile lay dying, Reynolds cried out, “Why did you shoot him, sir?”