Standing Against Racism in Rockford

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Standing Against Racism in Rockford

Kris Kieper

“Just think if whites marched and cried racism every time a white was attacked, held up or robbed by a black person. I would have blisters on my feet! So who are the racists?” ~Facebook user

In her column in the Rockford Register Star Kris Kieper, CEO of YWCA Rockford, Illinois, doesn’t shy away from tackling tough racial issues: Trayvon Martin, Acura’s ad agency’s casting call for a “not too dark” African-American actor, racial stereotypes in the media, and more.

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