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Learning How to Merchandise: Prada and Barnes & Noble

After a year of negotiations, on February 4, 2020, the New York City Commission on Human Rights settled a case against Prada, which had displayed figurines that resembled monkeys in blackface in its shop window.  As a result of the…

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Lack of Support for Team Native Mascots by Native Americans

Berkeley News  reported that “[c]ontrary to polls showing that relatively few Native Americans take offense at the Washington Redskins’ name, a new UC Berkeley study has found that at least half of more than 1,000 Native Americans surveyed are offended…

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I Was Racially Taunted. Wasn’t I?

“Ambiguity has always been a friend to racism,” writes former professional ball player, MLB analyst, lecturer at Yale University, and contributing opinion writer, Doug Glanville (New York Times, May 19, 2019).   It was his response to an incident earlier in…

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Smithsonian Curator Weighs in on Cleveland Indians’ Decision to Retire ‘Racist’ Logo

Paul Chaat Smith, one of the curators of “Americans,” a new exhibit at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is unambiguous in his thoughts about Chief Wahoo, the symbol which, it was recently announced, will be removed from the Cleveland Indians baseball…

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The Monuments Must Go: An open letter from the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson.

William Jackson Christian and Warren Edmund Christian state clearly why the statue of their ancestor, the Confederate general, should be removed. “Our sense of justice leads us to believe that removing the Stonewall statue and other monuments should be part…

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