Last year, 103 black males were murdered in Indianapolis.
The black community has been a sizable population in this city for much of its early development through the 19th and 20th centuries, while the Latinx community and Asian communities are relatively smaller and newer.
A politician can’t stop the black community’s efforts at helping itself—a partner in city hall only helps.
The inconvenient truth is that, for much of the 20th century, there were formal and informal race-based policies meant to control or diminish black Indianapolis. These policies affected where we could live, who could have certain public contracts, and even the education of black children.
I find some irony in the naming of the Red Line giving the legacy of redlining in the black community.
There is a limit to what government can do, should do and, unfortunately, will do.
Both candidates have to have the courage to say the status quo isn’t good enough.
The homicide rate for black males in Indianapolis was about 500% that of white males in 2018—an astronomical disparity in a specific population.
I wish he would’ve fought for more extensive changes—for a more equitable Unigov.
While many people are concerned the law won’t protect some of those who need it most, I’m alarmed it could end up being overused to protect or punish too many people.
Innovation network schools are a solution—not the solution for improving education outcomes.
A lower proficiency goal for kids who look like my son means adults are planning for their failure instead of addressing our own failings.
Improving township districts doesn’t mean importing IPS solutions, but lessons can be learned from the reform work that has happened in that district.
Bush reminds us that leadership isn’t always doing the people’s will; sometimes it’s helping us find our better selves.
The way the Republican Party treats my community is shocking and offensive.