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Panoramic exhibition of a modern day KKK at UT Austin stirs debate on art and censorship

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The Blanton Museum of Art says that it has taken pains to prevent controversy.

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Say something in Spanish: Code switching for an Afro-Cubana in a mixed Millennial era

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In the historically contentious racial atmosphere of the US and Latin America, the dichotomy of being an Afro-Insert-Here while navigating the new generational terrain creates anxiety, confusion, and social erasure.

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Congressional member continues to question FBI about Black Identity Extremism

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A California congressperson wants to know, what exactly is Black Identity Extremism, and who is being targeted?

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‘This Fourth of July is yours, not mine’: Independence Day or America’s racial regression | Think Piece

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Frederick Douglass’ critique of July 4th is as relevant today as it was in 1852.

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Juneteenth: The celebration that defines America’s soul | Think Piece

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Maya Angelou said, “Hold those things that tell your history and protect them.”

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Remembering Kalief Browder means bringing forth talks of prison abolition

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Three years after Kalief Browder took his life following the traumatic experience of being detained for 1,120 days in Riker’s Island jail, with more than 800 of them in solitary confinement, we need to move towards prison abolition.

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Starbucks’ bias training and the costs to protect a brand | Think Piece

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A lesson in making human decency company policy.

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Prejudiced, Hateful and Degreed: PhDs, racial dissonance, and the culture of indifference in academia | Think Piece

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Having a Ph.D. doesn’t make you immune from racism, it just means you have the logic and diction to justify it.

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Black Yale grad student records police interrogation for napping in a common dormitory room

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A Black graduate student fell asleep in the common area of her dormitory. She awoke to a racially charged encounter, but invoked a promise she made to herself after seeing what happened to motorist Sandra Bland years before in a Texas traffic stop.

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Years-long campaign victorious in removal of Central Park statue of slave owning scientist

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New York City’s Design Commission approved the removal of the statue of James Marion Sims located in Central Park

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