race-relations

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Pa.’s African-American, Jewish-American communities are united in the fight for justice | Opinion

BY: - July 31, 2020

The past collaboration in the fight against oppression between our communities has strengthened African-Americans and Jewish-Americans alike.

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If it’s good enough for the Pentagon, it’s good enough for you. Take down the Confederate flag | John L. Micek

BY: - July 17, 2020

In this extraordinary moment, we’re finally reaching that moment of reckoning. You can do your part: Take down the flag.

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From grandfather to grandson, the lessons of the Tulsa race massacre | Opinion

BY: - June 21, 2020

By Gregory B. Fairchild My family sat down to watch the first episode of HBO’s “Watchmen” last October. Stephen Williams, the director, included quick cuts of gunshots, explosions, citizens fleeing roaming mobs, and even a plane dropping bombs. We’ve come to anticipate these elements in superhero films. As the sepia-toned footage spooled across the screen, […]

In Philly, a growing call to change city street named for ‘Dred Scott’ author

BY: - June 20, 2020

With the Rizzo statue gone, and Columbus in a box, a 23-year-old Temple University graduate student has set his sights on getting Taney Street renamed.

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Racism is white people’s fault. It’s our responsibility to end it | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - June 20, 2020

Derek Chauvin was not using some police department-approved chokehold and then got carried away. Chauvin was enforcing white authority over a black man.

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Land loss has plagued Black America since emancipation. Is it time to look again at ‘Black commons?’ | Opinion

BY: - June 19, 2020

The current soul searching over America's racist legacy is also an unrivaled opportunity to look again at the idea of collective Black action and ownership

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What does it means to be Black, like me in America in 2020? | Opinion

BY: - June 17, 2020

How does it feel to be Black in America? That question is at the root of our persistent problems within the United States.

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The road to Black and white allyship isn’t a smooth one. But it’s one we walk together | Opinion

BY: - June 12, 2020

By Fiordaliza ‘Ana’ White Race is a social construct, but we certainly understand its impact. It is real in its consequence and real in our engagements or lack thereof. The concept of allyship and community engagement seems like a dream but feels like a nightmare in practice. There is a very real struggle in discussing […]

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Want to be a better ally? Do these five things | Aryanna Hunter

BY: - June 12, 2020

Here are some actions we can take to keep the pressure on and work for justice – even if you can’t leave your house. And they're not hard.

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A housing and eviction crisis is coming. Leaders must act now to combat it | Andrea Custis

BY: - June 9, 2020

A tidal wave of evictions is coming when the moratorium ends on July 10. The most urgent question we can answer is: How do we lessen its impact?

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The Post-Gazette’s racism problem isn’t new. A change in ownership can help solve it | Opinion

BY: - June 8, 2020

I still want to see the Post-Gazette succeed, not because its owners deserve it, but because its journalists and the city of Pittsburgh deserves it. 

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2020 uprisings, unprecedented in scope, join a long river of struggle in America | Opinion

BY: - June 8, 2020

It is as if the dam has broken, and the many currents of the American protest tradition have all come together in a river of outrage, exhilaration and hope.