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Gordon Lew

The ripple effects of racially biased school discipline practices are traumatic for black families, including one I work with in Louisiana. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Jet Lowe

As they prepare for inauguration, an eager freshman class of alderpersons tackle the city’s escalating crisis. Read more

Dispatches

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Grass is Greener

The marijuana industry is blossoming, along with multiple challenges to correcting decades of injustice around the plant. Read more

Dispatches

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USAF / Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland

The administration is moving to cut public access to information on how, and to whom, banks loan money. Read more

Op-Eds

Behind the stats about incarceration rates, lies a basic structure of law that accommodates white people. What better place to host the 2020 Dem convention? Read more

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Marc Nozell

Mayor Pete has written of his faith in “data-driven management.” But is that what it takes to be a good mayor, let alone a good President? Read more

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Library of Congress

The divide is much bigger than most people suppose. It’s also fixable. Read more

Op-Eds

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Lorie Shaull

If you haven’t listened to Ilhan Omar’s full speech, here’s what you need to know. Read more

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I braced for the stock situations common in inner city dramas: crooked cops, infighting amongst gangs, murders, and revenge. I found something else. Read more

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Pete Souza, White House

The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to “prior problem behavior.” Read more

Public School Shakedown

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

Op-Eds

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U.S. Library of Congress

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

Op-Eds

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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

Dispatches

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

Op-Eds

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

Dispatches

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Magazine

“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

Magazine

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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