Labor Day: a History of Racial Injustice

Labor Day was created at the exclusion of black workers. It was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland to honor and appease dissatisfied [white] railroad workers. Blacks were prohibited from joining the railroad worker’s union.  Excluded from the right to even fight for fair work and wages, the Pullman porters formed their own union. … Continue reading Labor Day: a History of Racial Injustice

Community Conversation on the State Budget

As a follow up to our recent action at the State Capital, MMCT has teamed up with our friends at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme to facilitate a community conversation regarding the state budget between area elected officials, nonprofit groups and members of the general public – to discuss the state’s planned cuts to health care, … Continue reading Community Conversation on the State Budget

A False Sense of Superiority: Racial Prejudice and Cultural Appropriation

Moral Monday CT invited a young Hartford-based artist, Mieykeya Nycole McClendon,  to share her work with us.  Her capstone project focuses on the social injustices faced by people of African descent in the United States. Her project displays the reality of cultural appropriation and racial prejudice in America. In her own words... "The first painting that I completed is called … Continue reading A False Sense of Superiority: Racial Prejudice and Cultural Appropriation