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The time is now. Your children are watching.


This week’s roundup of race and racism news

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Education is really a caste system and all children suffer from it.

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“Politeness as filtered through fragility and supremacy isn’t about manners. It’s about a methodology of controlling the conversation.” — Mikki Kendall, Hood Feminism: Notes from the Woman that a Movement Forgot

Today, American public education is a caste system empowered by policies that push Black students to the bottom.

A history of Black efforts to educate Black children


RACE / RACISM

The race and racism news you need to know.

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Corporations’ post-protest giving falls short

Remember all those large corporations who promised to give money to racial justice causes in the wake of the protests following George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s deaths? Well, the Washington Post has done some digging about whether they’ve followed through on those commitments and found that…


We need to put more energy into stolen lives, not bruised egos

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Let’s Unpack This

Some White folk spend a lot of time monitoring Black cleanliness. Meanwhile, others barely wash up at all.

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No White people were harmed in the making of this article.

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Let’s Unpack This

I spoke with Ash Parrish, a former Kotaku employee, about what it’s like to be a Black woman at one of the world’s most popular gaming sites.

A Black family of gamers sits on the couch and plays. Image: Getty.


RACE / RACISM

Catch up on the stories of Blackness you might have missed

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Racism in real estate

The New York Times Real Estate section recently published a trio of stories about the difficulties faced by Black homeowners, and the determination it takes for them to stay in their…

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