“Racial Baptism” – Speaker presented concept to Lacey Commission on Equity: Commission members shared their personal stories surrounding racial awareness – The Jolt News – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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By Kristine Javier

During its regular commission meeting on Mon.., Dec. 27, the Lacey Commission on Equity focused on the concept of racial awareness, referring to the experiences as “racial baptism.”

A representative from The Athena Group, Ronald “Tevin” Medley, who has a background in African-American studies, opened up the conversation on race. He referred to racial baptism as “The moment in which we become aware that something about our color may mean something different to the people around us.”

Medley also

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