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This illustration of the 1898 Wilmington massacre typifies how publications of the time promoted misleading characterizations of the incident as a ‘race riot’ or a Black insurrection. Source: History.com/Alamy Photo

When I researched an article on the Wilmington Coup of 1898 earlier this year, several things struck me about this little-known historical event. …

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When conservatives bemoan the state of education and its supposed hijacking by woke mobs intent on destroying critical thought in the name of political correctness, they insist they are only interested in the search for truth.

The left, they say, seeks to shut down that quest — the animating spirit…

BLACK LIVES MATTER + RACISM

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Since the racial reckoning began, Black folks have compiled numerous resources to "teach" White people about racism, why it's harmful, and what they can do to fight against injustices. But, like many Black people, I'm having trouble believing that White people don't know all of this already.

Also, isn't it…

BLACK LIVES MATTER + POLICE REFORM

Lavell Ford, brother of Ezell Ford, at the site where his brother was killed at 65th Street and Broadway in South Los Angeles | Photo Credit | LA Times

During the racial reckoning of 2020, it seemed like everyone and their mama was raging against the machine, speaking out against the disproportionate amount of Black people killed by police. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Jacob Blake became household names. But, since then, the topic of police brutality has grown…

Politics + Race

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Talking about race and racial justice is never simple. Certainly not as basic as white America made it seem during international Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. While it’s easy to call out racism on the political right, it’s much more complicated when you try to address it among liberals…

Let’s Unpack This

A stop eviction rally in New York City. Photo: Getty Images

The impending eviction crisis is set up to become a catastrophic event for Black renters. To be clear, it’s going to be awful for everybody, but the problem will hit Black people the hardest. President Joe Biden came under fire after the original, Covid-inspired eviction moratorium expired on August 7…

Let’s Unpack This

U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) speaks at a Cuban freedom rally near the White House on July 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Cuban activists and demonstrators held a rally to urge the American government to intervene in Cuba to support human rights and end Communism in Cuba. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

As an anti-racism writer, it’s striking to purview how often people push back against the cold, hard facts of how Black people are treated in this country. It’s becoming even harder to ignore as Cubans, both foreign and domestic, fight against mistreatment from Cuba’s government. Politicians like Sen. …

The author’s birth certificate lists him as White. The author, however, self-identifies as South-Asian. What’s going on here?

Technically there are no White people who look the color White. There are no Black people either who look the color Black.

But there is a story of Black and White people. One of the greatest stories ever told. A story originating in Europe. Brought over to the land we…

RACE/RACISM

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If there were a theme for this week’s roundup of race and racism news, it could be “the problems behind the problems.” There are stories about how lack of access to healthy food can be a factor in gun violence, how policies about acceptable swim gear can make Black people…

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