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Diamonds in the Rough

by Janine Macbeth on September 21 2005, 12:00PM

The search for socially responsible, multicultural children’s literature.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Rants & Raves

by Anmol Chaddha on September 20 2005, 12:00PM

RANT: Does Bush Even Know That Blacks Can Vote? During a meeting between the Congressional Black Caucus and President Bush, Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. asked if they could count on his support to extend the Voting Rights Act of 1965—a…

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

The Future of Brown

by Victor Goode on July 21 2004, 12:00PM

Victor Goode revisits the history of one of the linchpins of the civil rights movement and asks, what is Brown’s relevance for the next decade?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Activist Web

by Tammy Johnson on September 15 2003, 12:00PM

Rethinking Schools Online www.rethinkingschools.com This quarterly real-time education journal recently retooled their online presence into a readable site with bite. Full access to the publication’s content is a major plus to any progressive education activist. Columns such as ESEA Watch…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Culture-Tracfficking for the 21st Century

by Gabrielle Banks on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

Meet the cross-cultural, postcolonial performer who takes on everyone from George W. to J-Lo

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Activist Web

by Chandra Ray on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

Today’s Front Pageshttp://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/If you lack access to international newspapers, this website provides access to 212 front pages of 29 countries, including countries whose populations are largely non-white, such as India, Jamaica, and Thailand. There is an option to download pdf…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Bush’s Winning Hand: Racial Tokens in the Administration

by Gabrielle Banks on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

Enemy Agent: Viet D. Dinh Day Job: Assistant Attorney General Hideout: Department of Justice Resume highlights: Senate Whitewater Committee, Georgetown University Law profesor Accomplices: John Ashcroft, Pete Domenici, Bob Dornan, Sandra Day O’Connor Sworn Enemies: Communists, ACLU, Hillary Clinton Languages:…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Cool Commodities

by Anmol Chaddha on March 15 2003, 12:00PM

How many Che T-shirts does it take to launch a revolution?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Crisis on the Campus

by Victor Goode on March 15 2003, 12:00PM

As a famous baseball player once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” With the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the two University of Michigan affirmative action cases (Grutter v. University of Michigan, the law school case, and Grantz v….

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

One Nation Under Allah

by Russell Reza-'Khaliq Gonzaga on September 15 2002, 12:00PM

It was 1989, shortly after the fall of the Wall, and I was a just a young Filipino American drawn to the underground culture and intensity of Berlin. I had taken to hanging out with Kurdish and Turkish friends while…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Safety Net Sinking

by Gordon Hurd on June 15 2002, 12:00PM

Race & Recession

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth

Activist Web

by Ryan Pintado-Vertner on March 15 2002, 12:00PM

Action!

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Hiding Race

by Daniel HoSang on December 15 2001, 12:00PM

Daniel HoSang traces the rise (and fall?) of yet another racist California initiative.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Web Watch - SchoolsNotJails.com

by Ryan Pintado-Vertner on September 15 2001, 12:00PM

This crazy world has my optimism against the ropes. Nothing like several years of nonprofit beggary, free trade everything, cops, and now Dubya the Dumb-Ass to make reality pool in the throat. So when I looked at a pre-release version…

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Vocal Acts

by Jordan Greene on May 15 2001, 12:00PM

A new generation of vocalizers continue the tradition of radical poetry-making.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Race File

by Nicole Davis on May 15 2001, 12:00PM

Affirmative Action Foes The folks that brought California the anti-affirmative action Proposition 209 in 1996 are back again. This time, Ward Connerly and the American Civil Rights Coalition are introducing the “Racial Privacy Initiative.” The premise is that race…

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Race File

by Nicole Davis on March 21 2001, 12:00PM

Anti-Miscegenation In the November election, Alabama became the last state in the union to formally lift its ban on interracial marriage, a law that has been unenforceable since 1967. There are an estimated 1,600 interracial couples on Alabama, and the…

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The Voucher Trap

by Tammy Johnson on December 15 2000, 12:00PM

Tammy Johnson says California could learn some lessons from Milwaukee about the racist impact of school vouchers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Where Was the Color in Seattle?Looking for reasons why the Great Battle was so white

by Elizabeth Betita Martinez on March 10 2000, 12:00PM

To the Point….Armed with such knowledge, we can educate and organize people of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

Zero Tolerance: An Interview with Jesse Jackson on Race and School Discipline

by Bob Wing on March 10 2000, 12:00PM

When seven black high school students in a small town in Illinois were expelled, the Reverend Jesse Jackson saw something else going on. Bob Wing and Terry Keleher talk to him about the subtext of Decatur.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth