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The hidden racism of school discipline

Vox Education provides seven charts to illustrate the results of studies that “have found black students are punished more often and more harshly than their white peers.”

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#1000BlackGirlBooks

Not in Our Town knows how effective young activists can be through our board members Ziad Ahmed and his redefy organization and Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi’s Princeton CHOOSE.  Now another young New Jerseyan, 11-year-old Marley Dias, is addressing the…

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Citizenship & Social Justice

Have you resolved to learn more about race and white privilege in 2016?  Get an early start by reading resources listed on the website of Jon Greenberg, a public high school teacher and writer, including “Curriculum for White Americans to…

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report

Canada issued the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to continue to deal with the legacy of its Indian Residential Schools. Renee Montagne interviewed Murray Sinclair, chair of the Commission, on NPR Morning Edition on Thursday, June 4,…

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Millions of black students attend public schools that are highly segregated by race and by income

Reed Jordan of the Urban Institute reports on the high degree of exposure of African Americans to poverty, the result of centuries of discriminatory housing practices.  One result is a concentration of black students in high poverty schools.  He says, “The  effects…

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