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Textbooks and White Supremacy

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On September 21, 2022
How have our history textbooks helped create and maintain white supremacy? One morning as I examined a library cart bursting with about 50 elementary, grammar, and high school history textbooks, a bright red spine reached out to me through time and space. Why is this familiar? I wondered. As I opened the book, it all came rushing […]
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Racist Cops, Part the Infinity

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On March 17, 2022
When I see a white cop, I just assume the person is racist. I see no reason why not to because while I am sure there are exceptions, the evidence is overwhelming. In a series of text messages, a white supervisor and other police officers in Montgomery County, Md., talked about preparing for a “race […]
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The Coward of Rutherford County

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On October 8, 2021
Well this seems bad: In the assistant principal’s office at Hobgood, the officer telling Garrett not to get the kids was Chris Williams. Williams, who is Black, had been a Murfreesboro cop for five years. “What in the world?” he thought, when he learned what these arrests were about. At Hobgood, two-thirds of the students […]
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