Lacey and Larkin

American history is rife with never ending discrimination. You name it—Whites against Blacks, Blacks against whites, Straights against Gays and Lesbians, Irish against Italians and men against women.

It is still going on, and people have formed all sorts of rhetorics about why it happens, who is at fault, what should be done and what the future holds. Sometimes, one person’s rhetoric is diametrically opposed to another person’s rhetoric in some way or another. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

From these ideas and rhetorics, civil rights organizations have been formed to procure a better future for humanity.

Jewish People

Ever heard of “the wandering Jew?” This phrase is a reference to the fact that Jewish people have been persecuted and/or forced out of all—or most–countries that they have lived in for thousands of years.

They currently live all over the world and are made up of a very diverse array of people. Religiously, they run the gamut from being very secular and atheistic to being very religious Jews who practice their ancestral religion and live traditional, fundamentalist lifestyles.

Jewish is an ethnicity, a culture, a religion; and sometimes it is difficult to define what a Jew is. Jews come in many colors and shapes. Jews have made their way up in the world and can be likened to “model minorities.”

However, there are still people who identify as Jews, or who are culturally and/or religiously and/or ethnically Jewish on all socioeconomic levels of human civilization.

To protect themselves from having their rights degraded, they formed organizations to address their issues and to forward their interests. the Anti-Defamation League is an organization that was started for that purpose. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

It champions pro-Zionist views and keeps on top of who is talking or acting against Jewish people. The Anti-Defamation League has also branched out to take on the concerns of other racial and ethnic minorities.

Immigrants/Hispanics

Hispanics have had similar problems as Blacks in American society. They faced problems due to a confusing mix of discrimination in America, aspects of their cultures, politics in their own countries and America, subjugation and violence.

Two kind gentlemen, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, were well-informed about this situation. Their experience of living in the state of Arizona opened their minds to these issues, and lead to the founding of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. However, they didn’t just stop there.

They made it so that their organization supports institutes for a variety of civil rights plights.