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From a Water Crisis to Reparations, Plus Black Muppets—Racism and Anti-Racism in the News This Week

Stop explaining away Black people’s justified skepticism of vaccines

Security workers in front of the MedMen marijuana dispensary on March 23, 2021 in Evanston, Illinois. The City Council of Evanston voted to approve a plan to make reparations available to Black residents due to past discrimination. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Here are the racist (and anti-racist) news headlines you might have missed in the past week. We’ll start with the ongoing water…