The lyrics to the 1970s song Walk a Mile in My Shoes include this line:
“Before you abuse, criticize, and accuse walk a mile in my shoes.”
This advice is just as germane in today’s polarized world as it was then. But the advice hasn’t necessarily become any easier to follow. This External Brain organizes information with the goal of helping non-African Americans begin to “walk a mile in the shoes” of African-Americans, even more than 50 years after the Civil Rights Act officially made equality the law of the land. Through videos, news stories, opinion pieces, and more, this External Brain may challenge some of your assumptions regarding Living While Black in today’s America. And it is fully accessible through your phone, tablet, or desktop computer.