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The Eyes of Texas

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On May 8, 2021
One of the most remarkable battles in the culture war is presently happening in Austin, with basically a full-fledged war happening between liberal current students and Black football players at the University of Texas on one side and conservative alumni on the other over the university’s use of the song “The Eyes of Texas,” which […]
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Anti-Asian Racism Through Time

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On April 28, 2021
The recent attacks on Asians have blown a huge hole in the “model minority” ridiculousness, demonstrating once again that Americans will be racist toward any non-whites, whatever the meaning of non-white means at any given time. The historian Mae Ngai, one of the most important scholars working on immigration in any field today, reminds us […]
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Racism and Water Supplies

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On March 15, 2021
It’s not just Flint where racism has led to a complete indifference by government toward water supplies. Keri Leigh Merritt on how this is playing out in Jackson. Over the past several days, the city has made significant progress in repairs, restoring water to most of its residents. However, two major, potentially deadly issues remain. […]

Don’t Be Evil

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On March 10, 2021

Google has some first rate employment practices to deal with racism and sexism, let me tell you what: Benjamin Cruz, a former instructional designer in Google’s Cloud division, was caught off guard

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I like Pittsburgh an awful lot. It’s one of my favorite cities in the east. But there’s no question it is has massive racial problems. Jerry Dickinson is a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He throws down the gauntlet by comparing his experiences in Pittsburgh to South Africa. Over a decade ago, I […]

Racism and Science

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On February 28, 2021

There is so much conversation about racism in science and technology today because that very real history is leading to major policy impacts as people of color are volunteering for the COVID vaccine a

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