Systemic racism and the costs of incarceration

By Kyle Ellison July 3,2020 A version of this article appeared in the Courier-Journal The nine-minute video of George Floyd’s murder is proving to be the most influential video ever made.  Racist policing is front and center now, causing white people to stop ignoring other elements of systemic racism. Black people have endured persistent inequalities … Continue reading Systemic racism and the costs of incarceration

Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) statement on Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land in the West Bank

For over 50 years, Israel has been occupying Palestinian land and has been illegally transferring its own population there in violation of international law. Israel's decision to begin annexing the West Bank signals to the world that Israel has no intention of allowing a two-state solution in which Palestinians would have basic rights in a … Continue reading Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) statement on Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land in the West Bank

Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) Statement on the killing of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and all those who have lost loved ones because the injustice of racism is so embedded in our country.  We call for Metro Louisville to: End the use of excessive force on unarmed … Continue reading Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) Statement on the killing of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

2019 School Board Candidates Respond to FOR Issues Questionnaire

The Aim Higher subcommittee of FOR is continuing to expand its advocacy work in the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). As part of that work, we have asked the eight school board candidates in the contested school district 4 race (to fill a vacated seat in southwest Jefferson County) to respond to 13 questions in … Continue reading 2019 School Board Candidates Respond to FOR Issues Questionnaire

400 Years of Inequality

By Gracie Lewis                                               August 2019 marked the 400th Commemoration of Black Enslavement in America. In August 1619, more than 20 Africans landed at Point Comfort, the present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia.  According to the early documents, they had been acquired from a Portuguese slave ship, put aboard the “White Lion,” an English ship, and … Continue reading 400 Years of Inequality