Facing Racism, Embracing Hope Part I

“Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.” These are the opening words to Ta-Nehisi Coates seminal work, the Case for Reparations, published in the Atlantic in …

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Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead

Black History Month, held each February, is a consecrated time on America’s calendar when we honor the sacrifices of our ancestors: the tireless efforts of women’s rights activists like Sojourner Truth, abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, thought leaders like W.E.B Du Bois, movement shakers like Martin Luther King Jr., and voting rights activists like Fannie Lou …

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Why Our System of Education is Really, Really Broken

Last week, I took my 4 year old daughter to get screened so that she can start kindergarten next fall. As I understand it, schools like to know where your kids are before they start so that they know how best to meet them where they are (at least that was my interpretation of this …

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