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The U.S. Experience: Racism and COVID-19 Mortality

Marty Hart-Landsberg Reports from the Economic Front
A recently published study, found that if everyone living in the United States, aged 25 years or older, died of COVID-19 at the same rate as college-educated non-Hispanic white people did in 2020, 48 percent fewer people would have died.

Expanding the Tones of Christmas - In Search of Black Santa

Nancy Redd New York Times
My kids shouldn’t have to color their Santa Claus figurines with brown ink like I did. “America is less and less white, but a melanin-deficient Santa remains the default in commercials, mall casting calls, and movies,” - Aisha Harris.

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bell hooks - Rest in Power - Get to Know bell hooks

Robin D.G. Kelley; Berea College
bell hooks was a revolutionary...Like Ella Baker and Assata (and Audre Lorde and Barbara Smith and Angela Davis, etc) she has her share of "daughters." Literally thousands of amazing young Black women leading radical movements and making radical art

Tidbits - Nov. 18, 2021 - Lots of Reader Comments: Kenosha Killer; White Supremacists Attack on Democracy; Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan, Red Army Did; The Harder They Fall; New resource on Black films; Howard Zinn; Announcements; more ....

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Lots of Reader Comments: Kenosha Killer; White Supremacists Attack on Democracy; How Textbooks Taught White Supremacy; Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan, Red Army Did; The Harder They Fall; New resource on Black films; Howard Zinn; Announcements; more ....

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The Color Line: W.E.B. Du Bois at the 1900 Paris Exposition

Annette Gordon-Reed New York Review of Books
W.E.B. Du Bois’s exhibit at the 1900 Paris Exposition offered him a chance to present a “graphical narrative” of the dramatic gains made by Black Americans since the end of slavery.
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