Wealthy parents have been arrested for lavishing millions on a college admissions scam. But inequality in school funding is baked into our system. Read more

Public School Shakedown

While most of society will publicly denounce what certain parents did to get their already privileged children into elite institutions, it is in important ways nothing new. Read more


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2020 DNC to be held at a crossroads of racism, working class rage, and socialism. Read more

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Black women face major barriers to entry in news media. Read more


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Daniel X. O’Neil

Cook County Illinois’s public defender describes her work providing “a voice for the voiceless.” Read more


By failing to address issues such as housing, maternal mortality, and mass incarceration, Trump will continue to marginalize black constituents. Read more


It’s Black Lives Matter at School Week, but black children in continue to suffer because America isn’t ready to confront its anti-blackness. Read more


An Interview with Ibram X. Kendi Read more


“No matter how many centuries have been devoted to the official story that black people are shameful, we have been the grace note of American history. And yet if I am honest, shame is what I feel. Not in blackness though, in Americanness.” Read more


Race has played a heavy hand in the fates of soldiers facing death sentences in the U.S. military. Read more

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Gage Skidmore

We need to check our impulse to see young white men as evil. Read more

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Ryan Johnson

The Trump Administration’s “safety” recommendations would make schools less safe for black students. Read more

Public School Shakedown

He refused to choose between economic equality and an end to racially-based discrimination. Read more



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What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of Donald Trump’s border wall? Read more


I see similarities between Elizabeth Warren’s situation and that of many black people. Read more

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Fibonacci Blue

Trump’s political survival in the short term and in 2020 is dependent in keeping his base foaming at the mouth. Read more




How voters outside the halls of power are circumventing their local political establishments and pushing through new legislation that will directly improve their lives. Read more


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Dorothea Lange

Forty-five states have regressive tax codes. State and local policies could change that. Read more


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Calloway For Five

In the wake of an historic conviction, Chicago’s political landscape has suddenly changed. Enter William Calloway. Read more


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Is a system broken when it works as designed? Read more