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Punk Artist Mike Park Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Hate

In 1994, my band 'Skankin' Pickle' went on tour. In Tampa, Florida, we headlined a show in a small, 500-capacity room full of punks, mods, skinheads, and freaks. The energy was chaotic—stage diving,...

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1972 Gary Declaration Was A Call For Equality That Remains Unanswered

More than five decades ago, some 10,000 Black leaders gathered for the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana. What came to be known as the Gary Convention of 1972 was an inflection...

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Teachers, Find Your Fellowship to Fight White Supremacy

In a society that is built upon white supremacy, where we all play a role in upholding its grasp, and so many of us benefit from it, how can we commit, together, to seeing it destroyed? I rewatched...

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White Moms and the Paucity of Moral Imagination

There is an informal apartheid in America. Many progressive white mothers continue to quietly perpetuate it through our collective lack of social and moral imagination. When I was studying abroad in...

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Discovering Forgotten Black Stories: Anger, Pride, And Determination

I was rushing to catch a plane last year when a piece of Black history stopped me in my tracks at an airport bookstore: a book titled American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men who Became...

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Black Teachers Make Their Colleagues Better Educators of Black Students

Black teachers are powerful. Black teachers propel the learning and broader success of their students. New research shows that they also improve the racial competency of their white colleagues....

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