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Blacks have a long, sticky history in the United States. They were brought to the Western Hemisphere as slaves, and ever since then they have had bad stigmas put upon them. They have faced much discrimination, and they have been treated as if they lack value.

There have been many problems in their communities in America, as well as their countries all over the world, due to a complex tangle of culture, history and subjugation.

In the United States, there were laws segregating Blacks from Whites, and policies that kept Blacks from having rights and fulfilling their full potential. A lot of violence has been historically carried out on Black people. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Twitter

As a result, a lot of Black-centered organization have arisen to advocate for the rights of those who have Black ancestry and identity. These organizations include the NAACP and Black Lives Matter.

Gays and Lesbians have also had a long, treacherous history throughout America and the world. For much of the 20th century, sodomy was against the law. In surveys, the majority of people in the United States neither agreed nor accepted the idea of same sex marriage. Despite the fact that Gay marriage is now legal in the United States, many people are still anti-Gay.

There are religious leaders who try to force Gay people to “pray the gay away” and not be gay. There are parents who reject their children for being Gay.

Just like with the Black community, various organizations popped up for gays and Lesbians. These organizations include Trans Queer Pueblo and Lambda Legal Fund. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

Jews have their own self interests and plight. They walk the line of being two or more races. For example, many of them have a very noticeable amount of European ancestry and are considered white in some instances.

Culturally and religiously, though, there are many views, interests and goals that are unique to Jews, and many people—sometimes even Jews themselves, do not see themselves as being white (or whatever other race they visually appear to be). Sometimes they do, on and off. It is a really gray area.

Anyway, because they are a persecuted minority, they have formed powerful organizations to serve their self interests. These organizations include the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

Some organizations advocate for a larger range of interests. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund would be included in a list of such organizations. If the work of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were compared to a meal, its main course would be Hispanic and immigrant issue with sides of LGBTQ and free speech issues.