“I shouldn’t have to worry about the safety of my adult children. I should be able to drive, to go shopping — in Buffalo, in Lawrence, anywhere — without fear,” Edith Guffey writes in this column.
“Please, let’s not talk about returning to business as usual, or getting back to the way it was before the pandemic. As a community, we have seen too much, and hopefully learned some things both personally and collectively,” Edith Guffey writes in this column.
“The rest of the year, it’s as if (Black) history has little relevance or connection to policies, politics, how we choose to spend our money or live our lives,” Edith Guffey writes in this column.
“Today, many will pause to remember the life and legacy of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. You will hear many references to his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, but given the context of the country and of Lawrence, Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community is what I can’t get out of my head,” Edith Guffey writes in this column for the Times.
“Although separated by 140 years, the racial violence of 1882 is not disconnected from the systems of racial oppression and white supremacy that continue to flourish in our criminal justice, education, healthcare, housing — all of the systems that are foundational in this community,” Edith Guffey writes in this column.