Hey! My name is Cameron Owens and I am currently in my 3rd year at the University of Kentucky. My major is Broadcast Journalism & my minor is Communication and I hope to be able to use that in hopes to one day becoming a radio & tv talk show host. The inspiration for me to write this blog actually came from a class discussion in which we briefly talked about the East St. Louis of 1917, something that I being from St. Louis, Mo previously had no knowledge of.
The main goal of this blog was able to bridge the gap of the race riots of the 20th century and the problems that will still face today in regards to race discrimination in hopes that it will inspire future conversations. I think until people are able to have open and honest discussions about the racism & discrimination that is still prevalent in our society today, we will continue to see African Americans be the target for acts violence.