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Seattle’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day Reflects Changing View of Columbus

Seattle City Council became the latest municipality to vote to redesignate Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, moving away from the traditional view of American history.        

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Watch This Young Black Man Give A Near Perfect Response To A White Male Who’s Ignorant About The Systematic Oppression of Black People

It’s the system.  It’s the system.  It’s the system.  The opposing points of view on this issue could not be more clearly illustrated than in this powerful conversation, moderated by Gwen Ifill on the PBS program American After Ferguson.

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White Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Discrimination by Jennifer Keys Adair

Adair, a professor of early childhood education, explains why white parents need to initiate conversations about race and racism with their children and gives an example from her own life.

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The Rules: Making sense of race and privilege by Lawrence Otis Graham

In this article, writer, attorney, and Princeton U. alumnus, Lawrence Graham, uses a recent encounter his 15-year-old son faced to make it very clear how active racism still is in our society.  His and his wife’s set of rules for behavior…

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Five on the Black Hand Side: Origins and Evolutions of the Dap

Did you know that the dap, the fist bump, is an acronym for “dignity and pride?”  This article describes the evolution of the gesture and the consequences for Black Vietnam Soldiers using it.  Another example of how a symbol of…

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