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African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

While African Americans have fought in every American war from the Revolutionary War on, their advancement to the top ranks of the military has stalled. “Some 43 percent of the 1.3 million men and women on active duty in the…

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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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Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

The coronavirus pandemic has accentuated America’s inequities, as illustrated by this ProPublica report from Milwaukee. “Environmental, economic and political factors have compounded for generations, putting black people at higher risk of chronic conditions that leave lungs weak and immune systems…

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February 25, 2020, “In My Skin: Supporting Positive Racial Identity Development in Black Children.”

On February 25, 2020 at 8:30 pm ET, join a free, hour-long, online conversation with the EmbraceRace community and with Aisha White, Director of The Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Childhood program at the University of Pittsburgh. (P.R.I.D.E. works…

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The Toll of Racism

Two recent articles in the New York Times illustrate the racism faced by African Americans, often on a daily basis.  Sociologist Karyn Lacy discusses the code switching used by middle class African Americans to reduce racial stigmatization. Amy Harmon references…

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