IF YOU'RE READING THIS, CHANCES ARE THAT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUT RACE
Article by M.F.
She goes on to say: "This collection of everyday decisions we make turns into a system of race. It upholds a system of race that in the end, even if we don't know why it is that we're participating in it, has a hefty payout for a very select few. And it is in their interest that we never stop and question what race actually is in this country and what racial oppression is in this country." (Excerpts from Ijeoma Oluo's Talks At Google)
These issues often hit rural communities very hard, even when the majority of residents are not persons of color. What kinds of helpful tax rules and economic supports exist for rural small businesses? How are our small town school districts equipped to prepare students for college? What programs exist in our small rural towns to help people gain home-ownership? How, in our daily activities, do we support a change away from poverty? Can occupations that rely on seasonal work successfully support families? Can we make Bandon a town that welcomes diversity, and provides greater opportunities in business, housing, education and healthcare?