Just ‘Cause: AATheory Tackles Racism with Project CSTT

Our good friend Ellie over at AATheory is spearheading a project to shed some light on racism and how the vast majority of us have experienced the effects of this unnecessary prejudice. She’s created something called Project CSTT, which is something like PostSecret but with a very specific focus. Here’s a clip of her explaining the entire effort:

If you’re interested in getting involved then here’s how:

Remember, if its a negative experience, please dont forget to write Change The Theory/CTT at the end of the experience. If its a positive one, please write Spread The Theory/STT.
P.O. Box 75
Closter, NJ 07624

For more details check after the jump. Let’s join Ellie and make moves on squashing pointless hate and ignorance.

rac·ism:/ˈreɪsɪzəm/
–noun
1.
a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

b. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

Racism affects everyone. It has the ability to destroy one’s pride, confidence, and self-image. Over the years, I have personally fought discriminating and ignorant battles from those who were either blatantly racist or those who were never taught to know anything better. Whether you’re a minority living in the states or one living in a foreign country, you’ve most likely come across someone who has mistreated you because of the color of your skin. For so many years, I was weakened by hurtful words and I felt ashamed because of who I was and what I looked like.

ig·no·rance: /ˈɪgnərəns/
–noun
the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.

Though I am stronger today that I was yesterday, I am still sensitive to ignorant and discriminatory words. I have witnessed and heard of so many stories amongst peers, relatives, and strangers who have undergone some kind of racist experience in their lives that have left them feeling dejected and angry towards who they were. But while there are stories of the bad, there are also the uplifting and positive experiences people have gone through that shines a light on this dark journey that so many of us fallen victim too.


dis·crim·i·na·tion
: /dɪˌskrɪməˈneɪʃən/
1.
treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.

This is where Project CSTT comes in. You the readers and viewers are the core of this project and without you, Project CSTT cannot be successful. I’ll let the following video explain it all:

The goal of this project is share our experiences and spread awareness. If one person changes their ways because of another person’s story, then we have just climbed a step into reaching equality and putting an end to racial discrimination. Every week a headline of various letters, post-it notes, pictures, etc., will be put up on this site.

Remember, if it’s a negative experience, please don’t forget to write “Change The Theory/CTT” at the end of the experience. If it’s a positive one, please write “Spread The Theory/STT.”

Our stories can make a difference. Help spread the movement.

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