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Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma

From Teaching Tolerance: “This week, we were disappointed to see wide circulation of the videos showing Ahmaud Arbery’s and Sean Reed’s shooting deaths. Educators have a responsibility to engage with students about this violence against Black men—and the white supremacist…

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Virus Job Losses Hit Young, Minorities First

On Friday, April 3, 2020,  the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ March job report showed that minority populations and some of the labor market’s youngest workers have been hit hardest by the initial wave of job losses during the pandemic. …

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Massive New Database Will Connect Billions of Historic Records to Tell the Full Story of American Slavery

“Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade,”  a database, which will serve as a clearinghouse for information about enslaved people and their captors, will launch in 2020.  The tool will link information from projects like Vanderbilt’s “Slave Societies Digital Archive” …

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Slow Going on Faculty Diversity

Nick Hazelrigg reports on a study, published by the Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, which shows very little progress, particularly at research universities.  The study is based on federal data from 2013 to 2017.  To read the report, click…

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O Say Can You See; Suing for Freedom

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently debuted an online database of more than 500 court cases in which enslaved persons had sued to gain their freedom. The project collected, digitized, and makes…

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