12 Don’t Stand Around

Created by Ron E. Eisman





Image of fist behind words readings "Don't Stand Around"
Image Credit: Ron E. Eisman, 2020


This video is my story and it addresses the ways I have begun to understand the way race, racism and racial justice has largely been ignored by society in the United States until recently. Through my video, I explore sequential glimpses of biases captured throughout America’s history, which I have seen as a television/media viewer along with my children. Through these media images, I want to press that we should not continue to distance ourselves from the issues by ignoring the injustices seen from one generation to the next. In putting together my video, I have come to understand the ways storytelling can help people get a better sense of the experiences within the Black community, and inspire people to hopefully see that BIPOC communities still suffer from racism and neglect.


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Black Lives Matter Collective Storytelling Project by A University of Washington Tacoma cross-course collaboration between TSOC 265 and TCOM 347 courses. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.