Vision: To enrich Black & Brown communities to visualize and create a higher quality of living that personifies integrity, respect, and love towards themselves and others. Founded in 2020, Thin Black & Brown Lines, US
Founded in 2020, Thin Black & Brown Lines, USA (TB&BL, USA) is an organization dedicated to advocating Economics, Education, and Social Justice for Black & Brown communities in America by addressing the disparities that plague Black and Brown communities throughout the United States. The corona-virus pandemic of Spring 20 shined a Spot-light on some of these inequalities revealing the virus dis-proportionally affected African Americans in districts across the country.
In the wake of George Floyd's death, an event that happened on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, thousands of people, White, Black, Latino, Asian, and Native Americans took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality and racism in the middle of the corona-virus pandemic.
Civil rights leaders and other advocates protested and spoke out to end systemic racism in the United States.Systemic racism refers to discrimination based on race and ethnicity, which takes many forms, and data on social and economic welfare reveal disparities between people of color and whites. For example, in the United States, the median income for white households is ten times greater than for black homes and eight times greater than for Hispanic families.
· Home-ownership rates for Black & Brown Americans are far lower than their white counterparts and often face extra hurdles in getting approved for mortgages.
· Unemployment rates for Black & Brown Americans are considerably higher than the national average. Black & Brown Americans are disproportionately affected through every stage of the criminal justice system, despite evidence that different racial and ethnic groups commit crimes at about the same rate.
Thin Black & Brown Lines, USA, is dedicated to increasing awareness about educational programs, such as financial literacy, nutrition, job training programs, and childcare. These programs would be designed to meet the community's needs for information and enrichment, which potentially enhances one's quality of life.
Can’t donate? Please share. Even a quick share on Facebook can help.
The average share raises $97.