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Category: Opinion


Don’t Talk about Implicit Bias Without Talking about Structural Racism

Kathleen Osta and Hugh Vasquez of the National Equity Project emphasize that “making progress on equity will require us to both mitigate our own biases and change structures.”  In addition to numerous examples, Osta and Vasquez describe three keys processes…

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Denying Racism Supports It

Charles Blow notes that while many white Americans believe that that using the label “racist” is too often unwarranted, “[r]acism is actually under-identified and labeled in America.  And, I believe that too many of our white neighbors are choosing to…

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Mixed Doesn’t Always Mean Part White: Uplifting Non-White Mixed Race Identities

Among the points Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda makes in her essay are: 1) “Anti-miscegenation laws were not actually about preventing people of different racial backgrounds from marrying each other — instead, they were specifically about protecting whiteness from being tainted by “other”…

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Black People’s Land Was Stolen

Many people associate the idea of reparations with the 250 years of enslavement of kidnapped Africans and their descendants. Andrew W. Kahrl, associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, describes post-emancipation incidents of practices that effectively…

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Why We Should Teach The Truth About American History by Patrick Wang

The New York Times conducts an annual student editorial contest.  Following is an entry that argues for the teaching of an unfiltered version of American history. Why We Should Teach The Truth About American History by Patrick Wang , 16…

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