Martin explained that CSI is a “protest of normalcy” and is designed to spark conversations about why Cincinnati seems to be racially segregated in certain places. What started out as a small group in 2013 has since grown into a community of 65 black professionals who are, as Martin wrote, “determined to change the face of local businesses and communities.”
“Next time you take your family out to dinner, quietly take inventory around the room and see who’s missing,” she said. “Consider how we as a community include or exclude differences… If you notice an absence, I challenge everyone to seek answers purposefully, until we see change.”
To learn more about CSI and Martin’s observations about racial and ethnic integration in Cincinnati, read her opinion piece here.
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