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Kicked Off the Land

The New Yorker story of brothers Melvin Davis and Licurtis Reels deprived of their land and imprisoned for eight years for civil contempt is an example of a system that operates to deprive African Americans of their property.  “Between 1910…

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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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Race, Gender and the Law: Anita Hill in Conversation with Imani Perry, April 18, 2019

Richardson Auditorium, 8:00 pm Anita Hill is University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University.  Professor Hill’s commentary, which has been published in TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Ms. Magazine,…

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Harvard and the Myth of the Interchangeable Asian

In light of the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s affirmative action policies, claiming that the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants, novelist Lisa Ko notes that “the model-minority myth [has been] leveraged by both whites and Asians to justify racism against blacks and…

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Three Black Senators Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

Anne Branigin reports that the three African American Senators “Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), introduced a bill Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime.  The bill is similar to one introduced earlier this…

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