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The Four Levels of Racism
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The Four Levels of Racism

Our biases on gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and other parts of our identity also influence our perception of race.

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Recessions, Explained
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Recessions, Explained

Despite compounding economic troubles, there’s debate as to whether or not the United States is in an economic recession. So what is a recession? Today, we’re looking into what they are, why they occur, and what we can do about them.

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Voter ID Laws, Explained
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Voter ID Laws, Explained

Here’s an explainer on voter ID laws, how the contentious legislation came to pass, who they affect, and why they’re so controversial.

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Halloween is Not an Excuse to be Racist
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Halloween is Not an Excuse to be Racist

Halloween is culturally a time when many people wear costumes that include blackface or cultural appropriation, in addition to other oppressive or racially charged attire.

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President Biden’s Marijuana Pardons, Explained
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President Biden’s Marijuana Pardons, Explained

An explainer on President Biden’s marijuana pardon and its impact on drug incarceration and decriminalization efforts.

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Blackface in the Digital Age
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Blackface in the Digital Age

How social spaces and tech profit off the exploitative use of Blackness and racial stereotypes in a repackaged and digitized version of blackface.

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The Meaning of “White Lives Matter”
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The Meaning of “White Lives Matter”

How a slogan, often used to derail calls for racial justice, originated from the imagined white victimhood and upholding of white supremacy.

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Critical Race Theory, Explained
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Critical Race Theory, Explained

Critical race theory bans and the efforts to censor conservations about race, sexuality, and gender in the U.S. education system

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A Timeline of the FBI and its Role in Political Persecution
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A Timeline of the FBI and its Role in Political Persecution

On August 8, the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on suspicion of mishandling classified documents (MSN).  When activists demanded defunding of the police, conservatives trumpeted their unconditional support for law enforcement. For the same people to now shout “defund the FBI” raises the question of whether “their love of law enforcement only…

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Reject the Use of Reductive Statements in Social Discourse
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Reject the Use of Reductive Statements in Social Discourse

Reductive statements in political and social discourse don’t help resolve these injustices but further uphold a broken, inequitable system.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart