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Category: Opinion

Why America Will Never Get Medicare for All

Eduardo Porter discusses how racism explains why the United States lacks the safety net its citizens deserve.  To read his op ed, click here.

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“I just want to take a moment to dedicate a post to the unkind comments that I have been receiving about my blackness since my crowning. To comments that are aimed at all brown skinned girls at some point in…

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Brown Is the New Black

In her op ed, Erin Aubrey Kaplan analyses the standing of Latinos and African Americans, the racism both groups face, and the tendency to conflate their histories. “[I]t’s important to keep clear the history of black oppression, not least because…

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I’m Done Debating Racism With the Devil

Maya Rupert explains why this tact is counterproductive in combating racism.  “White people are an absolutely crucial component in the discussion and actions that must take place in order for concrete progress to occur, particularly in the current political climate….

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What are we letting go of in ‘Letting Go of Literary Whiteness’?

Carlin Borsheim-Black and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides, authors of Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Literature Instruction for White Students, explain the shift in perspective needed for true, anti-racist literary instruction. “A critical focus on Whiteness . . . helps us to…

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