This Is the Perfect Illustration of Why Microaggressions Hurt


Panel 1 (Llelena, the main character in this comic, is a heavy, dark-skinned woman. She is standing in front of a mirror in her apartment that is placed above a table with a vase on it, smiling and pointing at her reflection.) Llelena: [...]

The Colorblind Bind


Race or Class? The Future of Affirmative Action on the College CampusFocusing college-student recruitment on poor neighborhoods can overlook middle-class African Americans entitled to affirmative action. By Richard Rothstein | American Prospect. July 2014 Chief Justice John Roberts says that “the way to stop [...]

The Case for Reparations Lives On Today


The Case for ReparationsTwo hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow.Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy.Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.Ta-Nehisi CoatesOriginally Published at The Atlantic. [...]

Segregation Now…Resegregation in the American South


Segregation Now…Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back. Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been [...]

When Youth Violence Spurred ‘Superpredator’ Fear


The ‘Superpredator’ Scare After a surge of teen violence in the early 1990s, some social scientists predicted the future was going to be a whole lot worse. Reality proved otherwise. Click on the image above to view the video. By Clyde Haberman | Originally Published at [...]