MAR 19, 2015 "Does the messenger matter?"

Preparation materials:

This video is not an endorsement but only gives one perspective:  http://youtu.be/Wf9QBnPK6Yg(link is external)

In summary a Black woman was asked to verify her information when writing a check when her cousin who appears White was not treated the same way and confronts the person.  The storyteller shares her feelings and hesitation with the injustice.

Highlights from the discussion:

  • Anyone who has courage should speak up.
  • Treat people the way you want to be treated.
  • The military is not immune to this behavior.
  • Saying something gives power, acknowledgement and counters the victim mentality