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"Post Racial America"

America's Problem With Black Men and Boys

President Barack Obama recently announced his administration's response to America's engagement problem with young men of color. Partnering foundations have pledged to raise $200 million for the " My Brother's Keeper" initiative. The funds will be used over the next five years to seek and seed programs and practices that improve outcomes for boys and young men of color.

Why Educators Need to Step Up and Address Racial Injustice

Today marks 20 years that I have worked in education advocacy, representing the interests of the nation's public school teachers. In 1994, the fight was over Edison Schools and private corporations with school for profit motives. In 2014, the battle is over for-profit and online charter schools.

8 Ways Caucasian People's Implicit Racial Biases Continue to Oppress Black People - Atlanta Blackstar

Black People Still More Likely to Go to Jail for Illegal Drugs As the recent string of tragedies that led to the Black Lives Matter movement proved, Black people are more likely to be perceived as criminals regardless of their innocence. This has caused many Black people to be stopped for suspected drug use while ...

The eight stages of genocide

The eight stages of genocide (1996) are the steps that every genocide goes through. Gregory Stanton, who had studied the genocide in Cambodia for the American State Department, noticed this when he saw the genocide in Rwanda unfold in just the same way. He wrote up his findings shortly afterwards in 1996 and now, before...

The White Man in That Photo

Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith's rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and it certainly deceived me for a long time.

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