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The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

The story of 18-year-old Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel illustrates the effect of intergenerational trauma, specifically, how his grandmother’s experience as a Native Alaskan sent to a government boarding school, where she faced cultural annihilation and physical abuse, affected her daughter and…

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On ‘White Fear Being Weaponized’ And How To Respond

On NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, host Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Khalil Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard University, “Are incidents of white people calling the police on people of color for various reasons, none involving breaking the…

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Existing While Black: Irrational Fear Is the New Breed of Racism

Describing some of the many recent instances of white people calling the police or security about people of color, Richard J. Reddick comments in Fortune: “[T]hese instances experienced by black people and people of color illuminate how routine life experiences…

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50 Years Ago: President Johnson Signed The Fair Housing Act

Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch reviews the history of government policies that created and reinforced segregation.  The Fair Housing Act was an attempt to correct the situation that failed time and time again.  To watch the 6 1/2 minute…

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy, Fifty Years Later

Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s assassination, Charles McKinney tells The Takeaway host Duarte Geraldino how Dr. King’s image has been sanitized to move him away from the political fighter that he was to someone more palatable to the larger…

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