WHAT MATTERS

with Janee Woods

Like What Matters On Facebook & How to Join the Social Justice Book & Movie Club!

What Matters is now on Facebook! You can like the page by clicking on the Facebook widget in the sidebar on this site or you can go here. I’ll still be … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

We See You, Smart Black Boys and Girls

Can I be honest with you right now? I am feeling discouraged. The killing of Black people by the police just doesn’t stop. Today, we’re mourning Freddie Gray, who was … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resources for Becoming a Stronger White Ally

If you haven’t seen Dixon D. White’s brave and honest videos about challenging white supremacy in America then go to You Tube right away and subscribe to his channel. Dixon, a … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Lessons I Learned About Privilege From Watching Too Much Television

You may have read that recent nonsense on Deadline.com about there being “too much diversity” on television now that some roles that were written for white actors are being cast with … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

There Is No Life to Be Found in Violence

The month of March so far: we’re barely halfway through and already such madness. Cleveland, Ohio’s attorneys blamed 12 year old Tamir Rice, a black boy, for his own shooting … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

White People Making Racist Mistakes

Recently, we’ve had a slew of high profile examples of privileged white people acting like, well, privileged white people. Setting aside Iggy Azalea being willfully oblivious to her misappropriation of … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding a New Perspective: Reconciling Privilege with Empathy

I think a lot about poverty and low-income families. Reading this report from the Children’s Defense Fund about ways to reduce child poverty made me want to do more to advocate change. … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Evolution of Social Justice Awareness

  I wasn’t always an activist for social justice. There was a time when I held a plum position as an attorney at a high profile law firm. And then one … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Different Kind of Justice

Punitive justice won’t bring back Michael Brown—or Eric Garner or Tamir Rice or Trayvon Martin or John Crawford. Unraveling systemic racism starts with communities, not courts. “AFTER THEIR EXHAUSTIVE REVIEW, … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Helpful Media about Ferguson

Thank you to everyone who has visited this blog over the past few days. Thousands of people have read and shared the words on social media, prompting much needed discussion … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 3 Comments
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