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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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A Contested Border

From El Paso to Matamoros, Stories of Conflict and Identity

by Dudley Althaus, Cecilia Balli, Alfredo Corchado, and Angela Kocherga | Aug 14, 2019 | Immigration, Race

Four exceptional journalists who have spent their careers working on subjects pertaining to the United States and Mexico—Dudley Althaus, Cecilia Balli, Alfredo Corchado, and Angela Kocherga—convened recently in Marfa, Texas, to discuss the lost history and incendiary politics of the U.S.-Mexico border. The following article contains highlights of their remarkable conversation. Tim Johnson (host): Ruben […]

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“Use Your White Voice:” On Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman

by Cyrus Cassells | Aug 13, 2019 | Culture, Race

On this date in 2017, members of the alt-right, neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and various right-wing militias marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying semi-automatic weapons and chanting racist and antisemitic slogans. Civil rights activist Heather Heyer was killed and dozens injured when a car driven by a white supremacist slammed into a crowd of […]

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King’s Moral Clarity Endures

by Hamilton Fish | Jan 21, 2019 | Politics, Race

Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 90 on January 15th this year. All fifty states now celebrate the national holiday commemorating Dr. King’s birthday, though several go out of their way to direct the focus away from his legacy. Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas brazenly continue to pay tribute to slavery by honoring Robert E. […]

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