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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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In conversation with Ibram X. Kendi
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Arts & Culture
In conversation with Ibram X. Kendi
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, eminent scholar and youthful intellectual, brimming with ideas and a willingness to apply academic rigor to urgent matters of community, has arrived in Boston to become the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. The Banner spoke with Dr. Kendi in early July about racism and the arts.
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Opinion
Be careful what monuments you go after
Slapping the name of a historic figure with a checkered past on a public place or erecting a monument to him is not sacred and immutable for all times.
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Boston Art Commission votes to remove Lincoln statue
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Local News
Boston Art Commission votes to remove Lincoln statue
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Opinion
Racism isn’t just a public health crisis. It’s a chronic illness
The disease of racism isn’t just a white policeman kneeling on a black man’s neck. It’s black and brown people breathing polluted air. It’s black folks in Boston spending 64 more hours stuck on the bus than white folks. It’s decades of housing policy that leave the average black family in Boston with $8 in wealth while the average white family has $247,500.
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Ibram Kendi opens anti-racism center at BU
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Local News
Ibram Kendi opens anti-racism center at BU
Ibram X. Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism, will launch Boston University’s BU Center for Anti-Racist Research July 1.
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National
White supremacist and neo-Nazi videos take root on YouTube
In his 74-page manifesto, Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman responsible for the massacres at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, lays out a hyper-extreme worldview animated by racist and fascist thought.
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Opinion
Cohen’s claim that Trump is a racist is hardly the revelation of the ages
Trump’s aim is to reassure his angry white base that he’ll continue to be their solid firewall in the Oval Office against entitlement-happy Democrats, and supposed government hand out-leeching minorities.
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An inexplicable fascination with blackness
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Editorial
An inexplicable fascination with blackness
Why do whites want to imitate blacks? An easy answer is that they want to ridicule blacks, but what is really on their minds?
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The primacy of the human bond
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Editorial
The primacy of the human bond
Despite periodic conflicts, it is far better to reflect on the human commonality between blacks and the Irish rather than revert to the antagonistic mindset that prevailed on North Sentinel Island.
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Opinion
Time to end Roxbury’s curse on The Red Sox?
With spring training approaching, is it time for Roxbury to end its curse on the Boston Red Sox, forgiving but not forgetting the team’s racist history?
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Opinion
The deadly peril of white privilege
The long, often bloody history of America is littered with groups that have imposed a kind of white frontier vigilantism on blacks, Hispanics, Asians and other pariah groups.
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