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racism



  • What Happens if We Read Jay Gatsby as "Passing"?

    by Alonzo Vereen

    A high school literature teacher found his students were better able to engage with the classic if they stopped assuming that it's title character was a white man. 



  • Family Histories where Black Power Met Police Power

    by Dan Berger

    Fighting back against mass incarceration today means learning from the stories of Black Power activists who fought against the expansion of police power and surveillance since the 1960s. 



  • Kidada Williams on The Reconstruction that Wasn't

    In the new "I Saw Death Coming," Williams describes a "shadow Confederacy" that refused to cede freedom or dignity to African Americans who often lived far from the reach of a federal government that was unreliably committed to their protection. 



  • Marvin Dunn: Florida Prof Defies New Laws to "Teach the Truth"

    The Professor Emeritus at Florida International University says that he can't teach about the history of racist terrorism in the state without registering disgust for the actions of lynch mobs or offering clarity about the political purposes of the violence. 



  • Critical Race Theory? Critical Race Facts

    by Donald Earl Collins

    Attacks on CRT and other scholarly investigations of inequality are premised on the idea that systemic inequality is fake. The evidence is in, and this is indefensible as a question of fact. 



  • The Romance of the Highway Obscures Harm to Communities of Color

    by Ryan Reft

    Secretary Pete Buttigieg's comments that interstate construction entrenched racial segregation were denounced as "woke" by critics. But history shows that highway planners knew that such consequences were likely to ensue, and proceeded anyway. 


  • Why CRT Belongs in the Classroom, and How to Do It Right

    by Stacie Brensilver Berman, Robert Cohen, and Ryan Mills

    "If classroom realities matter at all to those governors and state legislators who imposed CRT bans on schools, they ought to be embarrassed at having barred students in their states from the kind of thought provoking teaching we witnessed in this project."



  • The Audacious Co-Optation of Dr. King

    "No serious person thinks Dr. King would not want us to interrogate how and why inequity became baked into our systems and how to fix those systems so they don’t keep replicating themselves."



  • Two Black GI's Deaths Show the Racism in the WWII Military

    Allen Leftridge and Frank Glenn were shot and killed by military police for asking a French Red Cross worker for donuts. The aftermath showed the administrative and bureaucratic racism of the military supported and protected individual prejudice in the ranks.



  • 100 Years Later, Rosewood Descendants Tell Family Stories of Survival

    “The violence that destroyed a Black community, destroyed families, it prevented families from passing on their legacy and property to their kids and their grandkids,” said Maxine Jones, a historian at Florida State University who was the lead researcher on the Rosewood reparations case.