This blog has been created as a vehicle for people to get to know LARRP’s Executive Director, Troy Vaughn. He writes here in his own voice, about his own thoughts, beliefs, struggles and passions, as though he were thinking out loud. Troy brings a particular set of motivations and priorities to LARRP based on his own life experiences, his 20 plus years as an non-profit executive leader in the Los Angeles area, and his work as a pastor. LARRP is an inclusive organization with a membership of over 400 organizations. It is inclusive of all people involved, regardless of sex, race, age, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation in the assistance of formerly incarcerated individuals. Troy Vaughn speaks here in his own voice. He welcomes discussion comments and feedback. The point is to start having a conversation about the things that concern all of us in a respectful way.
My final perquisite is that of LIBERATION. One of the greatest liberators and liberation movements in history was that of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement during the 1960s. We should take stock of those times and learn from them, because the struggle for liberation is as real today as it was then. I would love to say that the efforts of Dr. King and others that served with him paved the way for complete … Read More
This week I wanted to continue our conversation about race relations in America. This is the second of three blogs in a series I’m calling “Love, Loyalty and Liberation: Prerequisites for Restoring Race Relations in America.” The problems of equality faced by America today are many, but none more prevalent than that of my second prerequisite of LOYALTY. Here in America we all are familiar with the phrase “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE…” It denotes a promise to be loyal, but what … Read More
I was thinking the other day about all the tension that’s in this country about race relations, and was wondering what can be done to improve it. I decided to write about it, and this is the first of three blogs in a series I’m calling “Love, Loyalty and Liberation: Prerequisites for Restoring Race Relations in America.” To even use the phrase “race relations,” seems to be an oxymoron, given how little we register that this is even about a … Read More