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The editor of the Kansas City Star apologizes for poor coverage of Black news

The editor and president of the 140-year-old Kansas City (MO) newspaper, Mike Fannin, issued an apology: “For 140 years, it has been one of the most influential forces in shaping Kansas City and the region. And yet for much of…

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Policing without the Police, July 8, 2020

To register, click here. With calls for “defunding police” on the rise, invisible, tech-mediated surveillance continues to penetrate every area of our lives – workplaces, schools, hospitals, and of course policing itself. How does this relate to a longer history…

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Psychology: Bias, Quantified

  Princeton professor of psychology Stacey Sinclair and postdoctoral scholar Travis Riddle compared county-by-county data on racial bias with statistics on school punishment. Their results showed that bias and racial disparities are strongly correlated. The summary article in the Princeton…

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Richard Carranza held ‘white-supremacy culture’ training for school adminstrators

The New York Post may not like it, but it sounds like NYC School Chancellor Richard Carranza’s training is making all the right points. “The training is not focused on white supremacy and white privilege,” Carranza said after a City…

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It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Zachary Wright, a white man and 12th-grade literature teacher, relates how he came to understand his complicity in the perpetuation of systems of racial oppression. “The tearing down of implicit racial bias is not a one-off exercise, but rather something…

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