RSS

Racism

22657705877_8b16f64d04_b.jpg

Max Goldberg

Activists say schools can do more to promote racial equality. more

Dispatches

black-man-1902995_1920.jpg

kurtooo000oo

What do you do when the entire country needs a permanent, daily education on racism? more

Op-Eds 1 Comments

Whether the focus is gun violence or racist public policies, people are collectively recognizing how we currently put the lives of our children at risk—some children more than others. more

Public School Shakedown

Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 6.54.01 AM.png

National Park Service

“He knew, as he and his wife told me and anybody else who asked them, that any or all of the family of six might die any day.” more

Dispatches

Arely Tomas is living on the edge, never knowing what a knock on her door brings, or if her routine check-ins at an ICE office will result in a one-way deportation ticket. The work of immigration rights activists has never been more important. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

topeka monroe school 2nd grade.jpg

NPS

Her father’s name is on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, a milestone in ending racial segregation in public education. more

Op-Eds

4b.jpg

James Jeffrey

The string of bombings in Austin have rattled the city’s belief in itself as a progressive haven. more

Dispatches

"We've got to help people understand that these puppets have strings, man, and that we're being manipulated." more

Dispatches 1 Comments

1024px-Enrique_Peña_Nieto_y_Alejandro_Murat_Hinojosa_visitan_una_zona_afectada_por_el_sismo_del_7_de_septiembre1.jpg

Presidencia de la República Mexicana

Parents outraged over a discussion of privilege in a Wisconsin school district, which suffers from a historical amnesia that indigenous Mexicans can't afford. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

The Schott Foundation is offering a seismic shift in how policy makers, philanthropists and the general public can create better schools. more

Public School Shakedown

shutterstock_575397676.jpg

wk1003mike/Shutterstock

What would it mean for black students to sit in a classroom knowing their teacher was armed? more

Public School Shakedown

Allegiance 3.JPG

Michael Lamont

George Takei talks about his latest work, lessons from history, and combatting racism and sexism today. more

Dispatches

robbins and hunter cropped.jpg

HBO

Tim Robbins discusses real world issues within the context of modern film and stage productions. more

Dispatches

6277208708_7e6607d601_b.jpg

Jon S

The 1968 report cited that media coverage was framed “from the standpoint of a white man's world.” Half a century later, white media gatekeepers have maintained the disturbing status quo. more

Dispatches

1.jpg

Steven Shames Photographic Archive/Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A new exhibit illustrates the lesser-known side of an organization whose image is often only portrayed as militant. more

Dispatches

download (1).jpg

wp paarz

Donald Trump’s racism has been apparent from day one—and he is cementing this disregard for the welfare of people of color into our federal judiciary. more

Op-Eds

Holiday, who throughout her career called public attention to the devastating impact of white supremacy, drew the notice of the Commissioner for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. He ordered her to stop singing the song... more

Dispatches 28 Comments

Author Linda Nathan worries that well-meaning educators who say every student can go to college are doing more harm than good. more

Public School Shakedown 1 Comments

Fast_food_workers_on_strike_for_higher_minimum_wage_and_better_benefits_(26436041935).jpg

Fibonacci Blue

On Monday, fast food workers will participate in nationwide strikes and protests in partnership with the Poor People’s Campaign, originally organized by Dr. Martin Luther King. more

Dispatches

Carter_G._Woodson_(2367068671).jpg

Wikimedia Commons

Black Lives Matter at School Week is a direct extension of the work of Carter Woodson, often called ‘the father of black history.’ more

Public School Shakedown

Red_Save_Sub_Small