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It’s incredibly important to understand history… when it comes to inequality.
Until lawmakers can disentangle property taxes from public education, inequalities – perpetuated by the Supreme Court and Congress – will persist.
If our principles are only our principles when it is convenient for us, when they align with our visceral emotional responses, then they are, in fact, not principles at all.
Do those serving life sentences deserve access to educational opportunities never having a future beyond bars? The answer is yes and necessitates that in-prison education serves additional goals beyond reducing recidivism.
Empathy should not be contingent on our proximity to suffering or the likelihood of it happening to us. Rather, it should stem from a disdain that suffering is happening at all.
Supporting black professional athletes was taken seriously in my home.
While the most disadvantaged students – most often poor students of color – receive the most considerable academic benefits from attending diverse schools, research demonstrates that young people in general, regardless of their background, experience profound benefits from attending integrated schools.
Photography, sculpture, and painting were wielded as cultural weapons over the course of generations to substantiate the idea that black people were inherently subordinate beings; they were used to make slavery acceptable and to make black subjugation more palatable.
With ‘Black Panther,’ black artists were provided with the opportunity and agency to create art that captures the full range of their imaginative possibilities. It matters that Chadwick Boseman is the protagonist and is supported by a cast of nearly all black characters.
School desegregation is associated with higher graduation rates, greater employability, higher earnings, and decreased rates of incarceration.
We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t.
Advocating for affirmative action through the prism of diversity may be more politically palatable, but it will inevitably yield insufficient results.
This idea of shared humanity and the connections that we make with one another – that’s what, in fact, makes life worth living.
The social science on the impact of desegregation is clear. Researchers have consistently found that students in integrated schools – irrespective of ethnicity, race, or social class – are more likely to make academic gains in mathematics, reading, and often science than they are in segregated ones.
One of the most significant factors contributing to the chasm of educational opportunity is the way that schools are funded.
The benefits of prison education go beyond lowering recidivism rates and increasing post-release employment. It can also rekindle a sense of purpose and confidence.
We inculcate young people with the message that if they don’t succeed, it is merely of their own doing. They should have worked harder, we say. They should have made better decisions. This message is especially present in communities of color.
The history of racial violence in our country is both omnipresent and unspoken. It is a smog that surrounds us that few will admit is there.
To operate with the aspiration of color-blindness in a country whose central operating mechanism for centuries has been race belies the logic of race-neutral public policy. Public policy must account for the historic and intentional pillaging of resources experienced by black Americans.
People create the sort of myths they want to believe about themselves.
The power of literature does not lie in resonance with the particular but the way that the particular speaks to a broader, more universal truth.
There is simply no better way to generate buzz for soccer in your country than having your team in the World Cup.
We tend to think of racism as this interpersonal verbal or physical abuse, when in truth, that is only one way that racism manifests itself. The reality of contemporary racism is that it while it is ubiquitous, it is often invisible, subsequently making it more difficult to name and identify.
Preparing oneself for the possibility of confronting racism triggers something that slowly chips away at physical and emotional well-being.