The Next Generation Action Network is a multi-cultural not for profit organization founded in August of 2014. As an organization our mission is to lobby for social change and equality for all regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender or age.
To cultivate young leaders driven towards the eradication of social injustice through social, educational, civil and community reform...
Breaking down the racial barriers …
Strive to reverse racial intolerance, ignorance, stereotypes and prejudice as well as break down the racial barriers that still exist between people today by interacting with and meeting new people from different cultural backgrounds. We cannot understand a culture unless we know other cultures and interact with them. Interacting with different people from other backgrounds is very important if we are ever going to eliminate racism, progress together as a nation and foster a sense of community.
This involvement will provide perspective on how other people live and help us grow socially and mentally and it also allows us to learn what it is that truly divides our communities and each other as well as what steps we can take to bring us closer together, which is very important if we are going to work together to solves our community problems.
Public school students of color get more punishment and less access to veteran teachers than their white peers, according to surveys released by the U.S. Education Department that include data from every U.S. school district. Black students are suspended or expelled at triple the rate of their white peers. At the same time, minority students have less access to experienced teachers. Most minority students are stuck in schools with the most new teachers. Such discrimination lowers academic performance for minority students and puts them at greater risk of dropping out of school.
The first and foremost important requirement for quality education is racial diversity. We must work to achieve this. Nobody can get a quality education in isolation from people of differernt backgrounds and racial groups. Interracial contact itself will not provide a quality education but it is an essential requirement.
This is accomplished through first integrating our neighborhoods and communities. Individually volunteering in classrooms, tutoring students, volunteering to assist in extracurricular activities. Forming groups of citizens to encourage partnerships between schools and businesses to assist in helping raise awareness and funds for schools.
Bringing About Reform
Reclaiming the definition of “racism.” Racism is not simply personal prejudice/bigotry that only manifests in the form of being unkind to someone on the basis of their skin color or calling them a derogatory name. Racism is a system of oppression, one that creates a society of first- and second-class citizens by denying rights and access to resources to non-white people. Racism is a system of power created by and maintained through public policy.
Speak out when racially motivated hate crimes take place. Write letters to the editors of newspapers expressing our disapproval of racism. By confronting racism and inappropriate behavior/language. By using the power of our voices. Interrupting/addressing racism no matter how uncomfortable it is, no matter who we are required to confront. Never making exceptions for family, friends, or in the workplace because we fear the consequences. Practicing civility but also directness. Set that person straight.
Breaking the generational curses in our homes that is racism. Actively encouraging children to develop relationships with people of color, both adults and children. Creating opportunities for them to socialize in racially integrated environments. Teaching children to have pride in who they are and their race. Facts can never be destroyed with lies and stereotypes. Creating role models for the children in our communities so they have someone to look up to and hold close to their heart when they face racism.
Becoming involved in organizations that are involved with communities of color such as but not limited to churches and schools.
Fighting and Standing Up for Our Civil Rights
We will raise our voices calling for justice for those that have been victims to police brutality. In our moral certainty we stand in solidarity to fight for justice for the countless precious lives of those tragically lost but not forgotten.
We will increase the visibility of injustices by coordinating and organizing peaceful yet effective protests and demonstrations. We believe that protests and demonstrations show power and promote solidarity.
Engaging in national call to action events in our communities.
Building rapport and networking with like organizations. Strength in numbers.