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The spring edition of Respect is now available. Respect’s spring issue contains articles on the cross-racial ID, bias in social studies and the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that decided the question of who owns Oklahoma. A PDF of The spring issue can be downloaded or individual articles can be read and printed out from Respect’s blog, The Rundown.

Any questions, contact the editor of Respect, Jodi L. Miller. She can be reached via email at jmiller@njsbf.org.

Take a Look at the headlines from the spring 2021 issue:

Promises Made and Finally Kept in Oklahoma

The treatment of Native Americans since America’s founding has been riddled with betrayal and broken promises. In July 2020, with a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court held the U.S. to at least one of the promises it made to Native American tribes.  READ MORE

More Than Meets the Eye in Cross-Racial IDs

Eyewitness testimony was often thought of as the best evidence in a criminal trial. Today, experts are learning it’s not so reliable, especially when the witness and the suspect are of different races.  READ MORE

Teaching Social Studies Without Bias

The material being taught in social studies class and how educators go about teaching it is currently a hot debate. Many scholars believe students aren’t getting a full and accurate picture of our nation’s history and fear that slavery in particular is being misrepresented. READ MORE

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