Voting for the lesser of two evils isn’t always enough to get people out to the polls, but maybe voting to reverse a trend sending us toward some version of an American apartheid is. more


When I hear people like the Cherokee Nation’s Hoskins Jr. bashing Warren for her claim, it occurs to me that Trump’s racism has found a footing in tribal politics. more

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Racism in the classroom leaves white students racially illiterate. more

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As the 2018 midterm election approaches, the party is no longer making efforts to disguise its appeals to racism. more


The action of Daniel’s metaphorical one-act drama, “Gunshot,” takes place on a spectral set where characters wake up to their condition and decide to make a change. more


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When schools fail to challenge Eurocentric curricula and pedagogy, they alienate teachers of color. more

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A new tragedy is being used by Trump and others to whip up anti-immigrant sentiment. more


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Should it take a sports hero to keep at-risk schools open? more

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Literacy has been, and continues to be, a critical component of African-American liberation. more

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The takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools is not a contest between ‘red vs. blue,’ but of whether democracy matters at all. more

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‘I was most surprised by their reluctance to admit to their politics.’ more


Over the last six years, LeBron has carved out a legacy for himself as someone unafraid to use his platform to speak out about racism and police violence. more


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The movie is Lee’s best and most radical film in decades, and a lot of fun as well. more


Pundits say Louisiana has finally returned control of New Orleans charter schools to a locally elected school board, and that they are now accountable to the city’s residents. But New Orleanians will tell you: that’s not the case. more

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“There’s about 30,000 half-breeds up in Robeson County and we are going to have some cross burnings and scare them up.” more

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Nothing about Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach is addressing the root cause of migration. more



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A local activist talks about what happened after last year's ‘Unite the Right’ rally and why the eyes of the nation should still be on Charlottesville. more


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Cenac’s show is a look at policing, firmly rooted in the cultural landscape of America. more


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Natalie Maynor

A familiar story of public school 'failure' and state seizure is playing out in Jackson, Mississippi. Can the city overcome its racist past to find a better ending? more

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. . . a white woman stopped me and asked if I lived there. more

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