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Under Our Skin: Towards a Racially Just and Caring Community

Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. –Maya Angelou This reflection is dedicated to actor and humanitarian, Kenajuan Bentley, whose loving-kindness, compassion, and encouragement first empowered and emboldened me to build trust-based relationships with African-American men and to actor and entertainer par excellence, Tramell Tillman, who accompanies and guides me on this journey. Recently, I made five commitments to foster interracial understanding, communication, and inclusion—towards a racially more just and caring community. (They are listed at the end of the essay.) Here’s a bit about my journey towards those commitments. “Blues for Mister Charlie” In July of
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