Douglass Mind Blog

“Right is of no Sex – Truth is of no Color – God is the Father of us all, and we are all brethren.”

– Frederick Douglass
(Masthead of The North Star)

Published in Rochester, NY, by Frederick Douglass, The North Star was the most influential antislavery paper published in the 19th century. Circulated throughout the United States, Europe, and the West Indies, it denounced slavery and fought for the rights of women and other oppressed groups as well.

Today, our efforts and the efforts of many other modern abolitionists and antiracists are sprawled throughout the internet. The Douglass Mind Blog is meant to give voice to you for expanding ideas on antiracism and abolitionism. On this page, we will also keep you up-to-date with our initiatives, press releases, and general news about racism and human trafficking.

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WINNING BLOG: Racism – “A Contagious Virus” by Giovan M.

WINNING BLOG: Racism – “A Contagious Virus” by Giovan M.

(Pictured: Giovan M., Age 18, West Henrietta, NY) When we uphold Frederick Douglass’s view that racism is a “moral disorder” instead of just an abstract phenomenon, it becomes easier for us to understand why current, good-intentioned measures to mitigate racial...

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WINNING BLOG: Towards a Cure by Bakari W.

WINNING BLOG: Towards a Cure by Bakari W.

(Pictured: Bakari W., Age 21, Washington, D.C.) We can conceptualize the disease of American racism in two ways: as a pandemic affecting a population of individuals, or as a sickness infecting the collective body of the country. These two lenses call for two...

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WINNING BLOG: Remedies for Racism Essay by Eamon C.

WINNING BLOG: Remedies for Racism Essay by Eamon C.

(Pictured: Eamon C., Age 13, Rochester, NY) “There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America - there is the United States of America.” - Barack Obama, 2004 I believe racism is a problem that we must work together to solve. Racism...

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Imagine – by Amanda L., Age 18, Shaker Heights, OH

Imagine – by Amanda L., Age 18, Shaker Heights, OH

(Photo from https://iwda.org.au/...) Close your eyes. Imagine a society where children, white, brown, black, Asian, Mexican, LGBTQ, girls, boys, Jewish, Muslim, some with disabilities, some without, play on their school playground together. No bullying, teasing, or...

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The Pandemic – by Sabrina Y., Age 18, Los Angeles, CA

The Pandemic – by Sabrina Y., Age 18, Los Angeles, CA

Photo Courtesy of Nam Y. Huh Rooted prejudice does well to unleash cascades of harm to all those unfortunate enough to be near the splash zone. Racial prejudice is a complex disease to cure. One that’ll take variable time and infinite patience to nurture away. Because...

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On July 4th, 2020, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives hosted a live webcast to discuss ideas to remedy “the disease of racism” in our country. Please click the play button to learn more about Douglass’s famous speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” and hear from Douglass descendants, young orators, award-winning bloggers, a gospel singer, and young activists. We also hosted the world premiere of a song from the new Douglass musical, American Prophet. Check out the event. We know you will be inspired!

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