THE EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE
The Empowerment Initiative
The Empowerment Initiative stands on five Pillars
1. Ending Systemic Racism
Institutional racism (also known as systemic racism) is a form of racism that is embedded as normal practice within society or an organization.
2. Civic Engagement
Civic engagement or civic participation is any individual or group activity addressing issues of public concern. Citizens acting alone or together to protect public values or make a change or difference in the community are common types of civic engagement.
3. Allyship (partnering)
Allyship is the practice of emphasizing social justice, inclusion, and human rights by members of an ingroup, to advance the interests of an oppressed or marginalized outgroup. Allyship is part of the anti-oppression or anti-racist conversation, which puts into use social justice theories and ideals.
4. Financial Education
One of the disparities in the community is the lack of financial education and Generational wealth.
The act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
This Department was created in the mist of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the racial unrest that the world focuses on today. It exist to aid any organization that understands that Black Lives do matter, and are not willing to make excuses on the issue.
But want to assist in changing legislation for those Black lives that have been looked over and effected for 300 plus years. Noting that all lives do matter? But the lives that are in peril and who have suffered discrimination, police brutality, murdered, lynched, discriminated against continuously are Black people.
This Racism has and still continues today in the form of
Systemic Racism- Institutional racism is a form of racism that is embedded as normal practice within society or an organization. it can lead to such issues as discrimination in criminal justice, employment, housing, health care, political power, and education, among other issues.
And so many other types of Oppression. We do recognize that other races have suffered also. But when those races came out of their oppression they where left to thrive in America, given
Reparations -(The making of amends for wrong or injury done.)
And government assistance to build strong infrastructures in and for their perspective races.
African Americans make up 14% of the total U.S. population. The oppression of these people never stopped after the first freed slave. It continues to the present day.
The first Freed slaves happened on June 19, 1865 by Union General Gordon Granger in Galveston Texas. The President had issued a proclamation freeing the slaves.
The Black race have never been given anything except more Racism and oppression, and excuses as to why these bad things should happen to its people. We want to assist and be an advocate to help finally change the way black people have been treated and move to a higher ground on the issues of minority treatment.
We take our fight to the legislative level. Because we believe that, that is where we can change years of Systemic Racism, oppression and laws that were written against and to keep Black People in a lower Economic or even human status than other races.
We also believe in making people accountable for all actions done towards minorities or anyone who believes they have a right to be superior over another person because of the color of their skin or even their origin. And who may work to cause harm to that person or group whether it be physical, mental, economically, or systemically.
If you believe that you would like to help this organization or so many like ours in this day and this hour. We invite your assistance.