Creating Communities Beyond Bias
Offering workshops for students to develop tools to overcome their own prejudices and help others unlearn prejudice...Working in our community to create more unity and less prejudice...learn more at the CCBB page.
"An important perspective from someone who grew up in a world poisoned by racism but learned to see others
in a more tolerant light."
- Benjamin Todd Jealous, former President and CEO, NAACP
For ANNOTATED READING LIST ON RACISM See "MORE" (upper right home page) and Select "NEW PAGE"
REVISED PAPERBACK AND EBOOK
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"IN THE NEWS"
We Are All One Letter
'Black Lives Matter' Not About Better or Worse Letter
Confederate Flag and Racism Letter
Racism and Poverty in America Letter
Local Author Honors Martin Luther King Article
The "Roots" Of Almost Hereditary and
About the Author
BILL DRAKE'S great-great-grandparents owned slave plantations in Mississippi. His great-grandfather commanded a regiment under Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. After the war, as a Mississippi state senator, he helped lay the foundation for the Jim Crow era, during which Southern blacks experienced systematic oppression for almost a century.
Drake grew up believing in the racial superiority of white people, and as a teenager he harassed black people. During his seventeenth year he had an experience that caused his racist beliefs to unravel. In his adult years he has written articles and produced radio programs supporting racial equality. He and two colleagues founded Creating Communities Beyond Bias and lead workshops that help students unlearn prejudice.