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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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Before Kaepernick

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On February 24, 2021
A critical reminder that Colin Kaepernick was not the first athlete blacklisted for standing up for Black rights. During the interview – and as we examine race in America during Black History Month – I kept thinking about how times have changed since Craig Hodges was whiteballed by the NBA less than 30 years ago […]
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White Women and Racism

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On February 8, 2021
The racism at the core of the American project is so often reduced to being about men, at least in the public eye. It’s not women out burning crosses or lynching people. It’s not women issues Plessy v. Ferguson or standing in front of the school to prevent Black students from attending class. But in […]
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ACAB: The Antebellum Years

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On October 17, 2020
The police have basically always existed as a racist institution. And here’s an example of this from mid-19th century New York City. No one individual embodied the brawling roughness of New York policing like Captain Isiah Rynders of the U.S. Marshals. Born in 1804 in the Hudson River town of Waterford, New York, Rynders was […]
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