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Schools as Fearmongering Factories: The Case of Ahmed Mohamed

By Henry A. Giroux | Op-Ed | Originally Published at Truthout | How much longer can a nation ignore the transformation of schools into punishing factories? (Photographic Credit: #IStandWithAhmed via CNET) World renowned author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o observed that "Children are the future of any society [and [...]

“Reform” Makes Broken New Orleans Schools Worse: Race, Charters, Testing and The Real Story of Education After Katrina

An all-charter-school system was heralded as the future for urban schools. The future is filled with flaws By Jennifer C. Berkshire | Originally Published at Salon. August 3, 2015 5:57 AM | NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 20: Kindergartners line up on their first day of school at [...]

Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow

A Department of Justice investigation found that Georgia is giving thousands of kids with behavioral issues a subpar education and putting them in the same run-down buildings that served black children decades ago. By Marian Wang | Originally Published at ProPublica. July 29, 2015, 2:02 PM | [...]

Why Do People Believe Myths About the Confederacy? Because Our Textbooks and Monuments are Wrong

History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley allegedly said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as Confederates laid down their arms, some picked up their pens and began to distort [...]

Black Churches Taught Us to Forgive White People. We Learned to Shame Ourselves

“These white folks, they think the world belongs to them,” Grandma told me 12 hours after Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Cynthia Hurd, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Depyane Middleton Doctor, Daniel Simmons and Myra Thompson were murdered in a black Charleston church by a cowardly [...]

It’s Not About Mental Illness: The Big Lie that Always Follows Mass Shootings by White Males

Blaming 'mental illness' is a cop-out -- and one that lets us avoid talking about race, guns, hatred and terrorism By Arthur Chu | Originally Published at ,Salon. June 18, 2015 7:00 PM EDT | Photographic Credit; Adam Lanza, Dylann Roof, Elliot Rodger (Credit: AP/Reuters)] I get [...]

Keywords in Black Protest: A(n Anti-)Vocabulary

By Shana L. Redmond and Damien Sojoyner | Originally Published at Truthout May 29, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Protesters in Seattle march in solidarity with Ferguson protesters on December 6, 2014. (Scottlum) Baltimore is a narrative project. In addition to the massive material loses [...]