My Reasonable Response: Activating Research, MeSearch, and WeSearch to Build Systems of Healing

  • Ty-Ron Douglas University of Missouri
Keywords: Social Justice, Black Lives Matter, Social Movements, Race, Racism,


I am a border crossing brotha-scholar, a Black male academician who has traversed many geopolitical, cultural, and physical borders. In this paper, I draw on three interrelated concepts of “searching” for understanding about life’s phenomena: external investigations (research); internal interrogations (mesearch), and outward investigations (wesearch). Through this framework, I attempt to share reasonable responses to the recent uprisings across the United States.

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