Black Westchester Forum on Racism and Implicit Bias In Greenburgh

Black Westchester held a forum on racism in Greenburgh with Gina Jackson (Greenburgh Town Council). Ken Jones (Greenburgh Councilman and chair of Black Lives Matter Committee), Clifton Earl Abrams (Black Lives Matter Committee), Mechelle Brown (advocate), Janice King-Griffith (President of White Plains/Greenburgh Branch of the NAACP), and Lena Anderson (Longtime Advocate) discussing the vandalized Black Lives Matter sign on Knollwood Road, plans to replace it, and the reflection of racial violence in Greenburgh inspired by an October 1st Lohud article. The purpose was to have a this difficult and uncomfortable conversation to address the issue and find ways to move forward.

Note: Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner was invited to participate but was unable to due to a family obligation. Mr. Feiner has agreed to appear in any further discussion. This is part one of a series.

“All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter,” sign added below “Welcome to Greenburgh,” sign on Knollwood Road, Wednesday, May 12 and uprooted from the ground hours later, early Thursday, May 13th [Black Westchester]

It’s been 163 days and the sign has yet to be replaced as of the publishing of this article. BW has been informed there will be a roll out soon that will include the sign, some banners and more. No date has been given yet. Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more on this developing story and part two of this discussion.