- Los Angeles, CA
After reading 'The New Jim Crow' by Michelle Alexander and having my own negative experiences with the police earlier this year, I became painfully aware that my black/Latino children will almost certainly face racial discrimination by the Law & Order establishment. I became determined to do what I could to put an end to racial casting and reforming the criminal justice system.
Great people and great non-profit organizations, like Critical Resistance and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, are already working on these goals. Still, I firmly believe that corporate interests must be a part of the solution.
I resolved to start a small business, a homemade vegan cakery called Mama's Good Cakes, in order to put my ideas into action. I need help brainstorming all the ways that I can use this for-profit business as an agent of social change.
For starters, a percentage of revenue will be donated to a non-profit in California. What else can I do? Help me brainstorm, please.