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Read, Watch, Listen, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism, August 12 – September 12, 2020

Coded Language Is Part of Our Racist Education System (Teen Vogue) “Coded language, as defined by the National Education Association (NEA), is language that ‘substitut[es] terms describing racial identity with seemingly race-neutral terms that disguise explicit and/or implicit racial animus.’”…

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The Case and a Plan for Reparations

In a new book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century, economist William Darity Jr. and his wife, folklorist A. Kirsten Mullen, make the case for reparations as an answer to closing the racial wealth…

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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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The Real Roots of ‘Black Capitalism’

Professor of Law Mehrsa Baradaran explains how Richard Nixon [President of the United States from 1969 to 1974] ignored “meaningful economic reforms proposed by black activists” for housing integration, reparations or both, because “[a]greeing to demands for federal spending or…

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This is what reparations could actually look like in America

Chuck Collins explains both the historical, discriminatory roots of the racial wealth gap through white affirmative action and describes how reparations can be put into effect.  To read more, click here.

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