Civics For Change: Racial Justice

Posted by Andrew Goodman Foundation on July 18, 2023

Our last installment of “Issues Young People Care About” covers racial justice. Racism in the United States has many forms and appearances, from covert to systemic. Review 400 years of Black History and take action in this installment of our Civics For Change series.

Racism in the United States has many forms and appearances, from systemic racism baked into our nation’s laws and institutions to overt racism and the resurgence of white supremacist groups. One of the groups, the KKK, is responsible for the deaths of Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Schwerner, three young men who sought racial justice in voting during 1964’s Freedom Summer.

The fight for racial justice and equity has evolved throughout the centuries, with the work from generations past in jeopardy and far from complete. We are still fighting for a just, inclusive, and representative democracy today. Our Andrew Goodman Ambassadors are helping to do just that by working to get out the vote.

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