Zackory Kirk

How Generation Z is Contributing to Advocacy in Atlanta

Around the nation, Generation Z activists are leading protests against police brutality, confederate monuments, and racism.  Generation Z (also known as Zoomers) is the designation for those born after 1986. Known as the true digital natives, raised with access to…

When We Truly Lift Every Voice: A Three-Part Consideration of Activism in Atlanta in Post-Assimilation America

It was on Saturday, June 6 that my heart dropped. I had just come home from my socially distanced spin-class at Cycle Gang in College Park. I had not opened Facebook, turned on my television, or even checked messages. I…

Opinion: The Purpose and Responsibility of Protesting in Atlanta

We stage sit-ins and we plant trees. We form petitions and we write letters. We mobilize and we strategize and we move our nation forward, together. This is the power and the purpose of protesting and let this not be…

The “Amy Cooper” Next Door: How Implicit Bias Works

Do you know a “Karen?” This very modern slur has been used to typify entitled, privileged behavior that results in demands or threats that go beyond the scope of what is considered appropriate. According to “slang” dictionary, a “Karen” is…