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Selections to Read, Watch, Listen, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism from February – March, 2021

The Way Out of America’s Zero-Sum Thinking on Race and Wealth (New York Times, February 14, 2021) After reviewing the increasing resentment of the White majority and lack of support for  government programs they perceive as racially inequitable, Heather McGhee…

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MOURNING John Lewis, February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020

“Good trouble, necessary trouble.”  We must fight on.

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House Passes Anti-Lynching Bill After 120 Years of Failure

New York Times: “A measure to add lynching to the United States Criminal Code passed in the House. The Senate passed a version of the bill last year. Once the bills are formally reconciled, the legislation can be sent to…

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Katherine Johnson, Hidden Figures Mathematician, Dies at 101.

Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, one of the African American women mathematicians whose work at NASA was critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights and was highlighted in the book and movie “Hidden Figures” died on…

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Learning How to Merchandise: Prada and Barnes & Noble

After a year of negotiations, on February 4, 2020, the New York City Commission on Human Rights settled a case against Prada, which had displayed figurines that resembled monkeys in blackface in its shop window.  As a result of the…

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