Tag: Race

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The Lost Girls of Rocky Mount

An investigation into serial killings in a small North Carolina city.

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Letter to My Son

“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”

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"The Conclusion of the Age of the Prophets"

Remembering jazz musician Ornette Coleman.

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Farewell to America

A black British father on his 12 years in the U.S.

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‘The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning’

On black bodies in the age of the Charleston shootings.

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Letter from a Region in My Mind

“I underwent, during the summer that I became fourteen, a prolonged religious crisis. I use “religious” in the common, and arbitrary, sense, meaning that I then discovered God, His saints and angels, and His blazing Hell. And since I had been born in a Christian nation, I accepted this Deity as the only one. I supposed Him to exist only within the walls of a church—in fact, of our church—and I also supposed that God and safety were synonymous.”
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The Man Who Was Caged In A Zoo

The story of Ota Benga, captured in the Congo, displayed at the World’s Fair, and brought to the Bronx Zoo in 1906.

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Addy Walker, American Girl

The role of black dolls in American culture.

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Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

A controversial effort divides students by race in order to combat racism.

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Scenes From a Life in Negroland

A meditation on life in the black “upper class.”

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The Ghost of Cornel West

The rise and fall of “America’s most exciting black scholar.”