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Category: Race

The Dalton School

Beyond Being “Black at Dalton”

by Zuri Washington | Jul 5, 2021 | Opinion, Race

“I got that ni–er c–nt suspended.” That’s just one example of what being Black at the Dalton School was like for me—and I had a generally positive experience there—amazing, in fact.   No one went through Dalton at the time without knowing of the Washington clan. I had deep ties in the arts, especially in the […]

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what if

by Claudia Rankine | Apr 29, 2021 | Culture, Race

  what if i What does it mean to want an age-old call for change not to change and yet, also, to feel bullied by the call to change? How is a call to change named shame, named penance, named chastisement? How does one say what if without reproach? The root of chastise is to […]

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Reverend William Barber

Addressing Biden and Harris, Reverend Barber Calls For a Third Reconstruction

by Reverend William J. Barber II | Mar 5, 2021 | Culture, Race

  The Reverend William Barber II, the civil rights leader who is considered the heir to Martin Luther King Jr., was asked by President Biden and Vice President Harris to deliver the homily at the Inaugural prayer breakfast, held at the National Cathedral on January 21. The following is the text of his sermon. Lord, […]

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White America, This One’s On You

by Pamela Newkirk | Jun 15, 2020 | Politics, Race

When I wrote Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, I decided that it would be my final treatise on the subject. I had already spent a quarter-century of my life writing and lecturing about the need for diversity in journalism and how the lack of it had resulted in the stilted and […]

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The Dark Side of Sunny California

by Setsuko Winchester | Apr 28, 2020 | Politics, Race

California Governor Gavin Newsome made two groundbreaking public apologies in recent years: one in 2019 to the Native American community for the state’s policy of exterminating its people around the time of statehood in 1851, and the other in February of this year to Japanese Americans for the state’s complicity in the U.S. policy of […]

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