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Schooling the system: Prof. Kelli Morgan is dismantling racist practices in art museums
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Arts & Culture
Schooling the system: Prof. Kelli Morgan is dismantling racist practices in art museums
Kelli Morgan is on a mission to break down exclusionary and racist practices in cultural institutions once and for all. Morgan is a professor of the practice and the inaugural director of curatorial studies at Tufts University, where she’s pioneering the Anti-Racist Curatorial Practice certificate program.
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Dominican government deporting Haitians
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News
Dominican government deporting Haitians
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk has called on the Dominican Republic to cease forced deportations of Haitian migrants and people of Haitian ancestry amid a growing human rights crisis in Haiti.
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Editorial
Being racist could become expensive
Federal court last week assessed $25 million in damages against nine leaders of the “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017 in Charlottesville, V
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Opinion
Beloved lies about America
White supremacists love their narrative of America. They spoon-feed it to their children and force-feed it to people of color.
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Pressley, Lee, Kendi discuss anti-racist policies
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Local News
Pressley, Lee, Kendi discuss anti-racist policies
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley dove into a conversation on equity in her policy making with fellow Rep. Barbara Lee and anti-racism scholar Ibrahm X. Kendi on Feb. 4. They spoke on how policy can be more anti-racist, and how equity should already be built into policies on public health and criminal justice.
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Opinion
Where do we go from here, redux
The year 2020 was a stressful one. With George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer as an inflection point about race and racism in America, an unprecedented presidential election, and social unrest during an ongoing pandemic with a rising death toll, something is deeply broken in America’s body politic.
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Personal commitment required to fight COVID-19 and race bias
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Editorial
Personal commitment required to fight COVID-19 and race bias
Those who have so far survived Covid-19 unscathed might well consider on their own how to adjust their discriminatory attitudes toward those of another religion or so-called race.
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Loconto's gaffe underscores simmering racial conflicts
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Politics
Loconto's gaffe underscores simmering racial conflicts
A brew of conflict fueled by Boston’s racial politics came to a boil last week, when the School Committee took up a proposal to suspend for one year the test governing entrance to the city’s three exam schools. A flashpoint came when now-former Boston School Committee President Michael Loconto was heard on hot mic making fun of people’s names after secretary Elizabeth Sullivan read off the names of several Asian Americans who were scheduled to testify.
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Claudia Rankine: Seeking real dialogue on racism and whiteness
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Arts & Culture
Claudia Rankine: Seeking real dialogue on racism and whiteness
Author Claudia Rankine recently took part in a virtual conversation hosted by Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge. Joining her in the online event was Kierstan Carter, a doctoral student in African and African American Studies at Harvard.
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Poll finds COVID-19 tops list of Hub voter concerns
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Local News
Poll finds COVID-19 tops list of Hub voter concerns
As Boston prepares for the 2021 mayoral election, a new GBH News poll conducted by the MassINC Polling Group shows that the COVID-19 pandemic far outstrips any issue on the minds of registered Boston voters, relegating crime, public safety, police conduct and race relations to a third tier of worry.
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Opinion
Trump’s naked race card play
Trump has only one card left to play to stay in the White House. That’s his old favorite, the race card. He’ll play it with a vengeance in the run-up to Nov. 3 that might even make the unreconstructed George Wallace blush.
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Activists push to change Massachusetts state flag
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Local News
Activists push to change Massachusetts state flag
Last Thursday, a group of Native American activists and allies gathered at the front steps of the Massachusetts State House to push for three pieces of legislation that would change the state’s controversial state seal and flag.
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