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Black in America

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On April 19, 2018
Every single reader of this blog should read this amazing conversation about being black in public spaces. Jamelle Bouie, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Gene Demby, and Aisha Harris get at the heart of what being black means in performatively white spaces, such as at Starbucks. And at the heart of it is that white people materially […]

Black in America

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On April 14, 2018

Our post-racial society is pretty great. A 14-year-old boy nearly lost his life after being shot at while trying to stop at a home in Rochester Hills, Mich., to ask for directions to school. According

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Redlining’s Legacy

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On March 30, 2018
Redlining, the mid-twentieth century federal effort to determine home loan viability based upon the racial makeup of neighborhoods, both reflected long standing white supremacy and created new structures of white supremacy that still have a tremendous impact on black communities today. Racial discrimination in mortgage lending in the 1930s shaped the demographic and wealth patterns […]

Racism in Action

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On March 21, 2018

Of course. #watchwhitenesswork pic.twitter.com/6j9bms3tWt — Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) March 21, 2018 Remember kids, it’s not terrorism unless the murderer is brown or black. And if the m

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Teaching Evaluations

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On February 13, 2018
Get in a conversation with any group of professors and the topic of teaching evaluations will come up. Specifically, what will come up is that teaching evaluations serve as an excuse for students to say sexist and racist things anonymously to their professors. It is well known that even outside of written comments, students rate […]
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Today in Old-Timey Racism

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On January 9, 2018
Kansas, always bringing the class. A Kansas state lawmaker made racist comments about blacks and marijuana, saying that African-Americans had the worst response to the drug because of their “character makeup, their genetics.” The lawmaker, Republican Rep. Steve Alford of Ulysses, apologized Monday amid mounting criticism. Alford made the statements over the weekend at a […]
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