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That and more this week In Race and Racism

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Giving the police the benefit of the doubt undermines the victims

Naisha Wright, Daunte Wright’s aunt, with members of George Floyd’s family. Photo: Stephen Maturen / Getty Images

They claim to support diversity and inclusion, but favoring a specific type of light-skinned model is colorism

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Let’s Unpack This

A fired professor’s words belie the truth of her anti-Black academic bias

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This week in racism

Also, turns out race-based hostility can happen when working remotely

People from Haiti and others who are seeking asylum in the United States sit and sleep outside the El Chaparral border crossing on February 19, 2021 in Tijuana, Mexico. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

We thought we could save people’s lives with the manna to be found in books — and they only got better over time

How we frame a trial sets the stage for expectations

A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020, in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

Keep Close Watch

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

Thirty years ago, I rolled my eyes at the trope. Now I don’t.

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After an extra was painted dark brown, we have questions

Jurnee Smollett in “Lovecraft Country.” Photo: HBO

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