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Rage is uncontrolled lashing out at a perceived injustice. The mob in Atlanta acted out of grievances fueled by false claims from politicians and media. So did the mob in Washington D.C.
Making the most of constant proximity to family, cheap outdoor adventuring around Georgia, and the gift of oppressive boredom.
Especially in the South, philanthropy has sometimes provided superficial atonement for anti-Black racism. Atlanta must do so much better. With leadership transitions at CFGA and other major nonprofit institutions upon us, I offer three goals as a call to action for addressing the mismatch between nonprofit institutional talk and walk.
"The lasting memory I’ll have of him is how much he made me and my community feel seen and known, especially during a time when we were the most in need of help," writes Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Atlanta founder Helen Kim Ho.
Commentary: An ex-pat Atlantan and former CDC staffer on what we could learn from nearly coronavirus-free New Zealand
My children are back at school. We eat out at restaurants. No one wears masks, and no one is concerned. This isn’t a wild dream; this is New Zealand.
This time of unrest offers the chance to take a different path forward and lead the Atlanta region, the South, and the nation toward a more equitable future. We must take the lessons (both good and bad) from our courageous past to realize a New Atlanta Way.
Do you promote the individual health of the constituents of our world, or do you promote somebody’s idea of the “economy"?
In Atlanta, we can be spread out without forfeiting the existential balm of seeing a variety of other people. But nothing makes the details shine like just walking around.