On July 25, 2016, I decided (if you can call it that) to find the heaviest boulder I could manage and lug it around Los Angeles, to demonstrate the burden that systemic racism lays on the black psyche.
People tell me I shouldn't introduce myself with that story, cause it's weird or intimidating or whatever. But I think that's an important thing to know about me: I'm a writer, speaker, and musician, deep passion for racial justice and social change.
I've lectured at universities, worked with community organizers and activists, talked with renowned thought leaders on racial justice, and organized protests actions myself--all in an effort to be a part of a movement for racial justice.
My journey has convinced me that we are not obligated to live in a world where people are systematically disadvantaged because of racial categories. It doesn't have to be this way because ordinary people--that's right, insurance salesmen and soccer moms and students and the like--have the power to change society and create history.
I live to announce to ordinary people that we have the power to build a more just society together. I aim to stoke your imagination, to see what kinds of new worlds are possible, if we’ll take action. I want to provoke you to hope. We can do this, people! It doesn't have to be this way.
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