race-relations

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The forgotten history of America’s segregated swimming pools and amusement parks | Opinion

BY: - July 18, 2019

These spaces provoked the most intense fears of racial mixing among young men and women. Scantily clad bathers flirting and playing raised the specter of interracial sex and some feared for young white women’s safety.

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How the Dems’ ongoing debate over busing is moving us both backward — and forward | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - July 10, 2019

The question arises: Who would young Kamala be more disappointed in today – Joe Biden or adult Kamala?

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Kamala Harris was right: Biden was wrong about busing. Here’s why | John L. Micek

BY: - July 2, 2019

When Ted Little and I met for the first time, we were both eight years old, in the third grade and sitting a few desks apart from each other in math class. He was new – one of the young black kids who was bused into my little hometown in northwestern Connecticut every morning from […]

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Brown v. Board of Education at 65: Why the struggle continues | Kadida Kenner

BY: - May 19, 2019

If you want to honor the spirit of Brown, get out and vote.

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The Brown v. Board of Education case didn’t start how you think it did | Opinion

BY: - May 19, 2019

While the Brown vs. Board of Education case is often celebrated for ordering school desegregation, history shows many black people in the city where the case began opposed integrated schools.

Activists mark 65th anniversary of landmark school desegregation case: ‘There’s always more we can do’

BY: - May 14, 2019

This Friday, May 17, marks 65 years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, finally desegregating America’s public schools. In the two generations since then, America has made great progress, but “there’s always something more we can do.” That’s the message activists at a weekly “Tuesdays […]

The officer who fatally shot a black teen in East Pittsburgh was acquitted. But that’s not the end of the story in Harrisburg

BY: - March 26, 2019

On Friday, the former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in East Pittsburgh was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges. Supporters of Antwon Rose II, who was 17 at the time of his death in June 2018, took to the streets of neighboring Pittsburgh to protest the decision. State representatives, including Summer […]

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We need more teachers of color, so why do we use tests that keep them out of the classroom? | Opinion

BY: - March 22, 2019

Despite the known benefits of black students having black teachers, teacher license exams often stand in the way – even though they don't predict which teachers will be effective, a scholar says.

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A viral video captured a travesty at Hazleton High School. It can’t be allowed to repeat itself | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2019

We’re demanding answers and reforms. But have yet to get any.

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The ‘Green Book’ is out of print, but its message still resonates today | Opinion

BY: - February 26, 2019

The history behind the Best Picture winner. From the 1930s to the 1960s, 'The Negro Motorist's Green Book' and 'Travelguide: Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation' offered African-American roadtrippers lists of black-friendly businesses.