Matthew Kincaid

Former teacher, activist and CEO and founder of Overcoming Racism at Overcoming Racism
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Matthew Kincaid, a former social studies teacher, and school administrator is now the founder, CEO, and Chief Consulting officer of the non-profit, Overcoming Racism. Kincaid is currently the co-chair of the truth and reconciliation committee for the human relations commission serving the city of New Orleans and an Amaphiko Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. In 2018 he was recognized as one of “100 Visionary Leaders” for Real Leaders Magazine in addition to receiving the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for the state of Louisiana from the U.S Small Business Administration. In 2019, Kincaid was the recipient of Gambit’s 40 under 40 recognition. Matthew is a graduate of Tufts University and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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  • On Will Smith's 10-year ban from the Oscars: "Punishment doesn't repair harm. It doesn't repair Chris Rock, it doesn't repair Will or Jada and it doesn't repair the people whose hard work was overshadowed by Will Smith's actions. It would have been nice to see the Academy use this moment to engage the harmed parties in a restorative process. This punishment likely closes the door on what could have been a powerful chance for reconciliation."

    8 April 2022
  • On Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation: "I would hope every justice on the supreme court educated themselves on issues of race, gender, sexuality, and ability. If every judge used that education to further justice and lead us away from the years our nation's court was heavily responsible for maintaining oppressive systems, we would not be pinning all our hopes on one Black woman. Having people of color exist in places of power is important; changing the policies that govern those places of power is transformational."

    6 April 2022
  • "The key to maximizing diversity is creating a culture which is equitable and inclusive."

    6 April 2022
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    Former teacher, activist and CEO and founder of Overcoming Racism