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The Respect Rundown is an update blog for the Foundation’s diversity newsletter, Respect, published FREE three times a year. Posts for the Rundown will update a story that was recently published in Respect but has had some development since publication. Posts will be added periodically. Check back often to get the Rundown!

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Reform Efforts to Police the Police

Reform Efforts to Police the Police

by Michael Barbella Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Eric Garner. Philando Castile. You may recognize the names. They have two things in common—all were killed at the hands of the police and they are all African American. Many more names could be added to the list....

White Supremacy Rises Across the Nation

White Supremacy Rises Across the Nation

by Jodi L. Miller The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) defines white supremacy as a term that characterizes an ideology, which goes beyond racism or bigotry. This ideology seems to be on the rise. Time Magazine reported that in June 2020 alone Facebook removed 190...

History Tells Us that Protests Can Bring Change

History Tells Us that Protests Can Bring Change

by Maria Wood The killing of George Floyd during an arrest by Minneapolis police in May 2020 ignited protests across the nation calling for police reform and an end to systemic racism. According to data from Civis Analytics, a data science firm, as many as 26 million...

Famous Protests That Made a Difference

Famous Protests That Made a Difference

The right to protest has deep roots in our nation. The United States was founded on it, and Americans hold the right dear. As the accompanying article mentioned, the Black Lives Matter protests have been the largest in our country’s history, with more than 1,300...

Women’s Suffrage, 100 Years and Counting

Women’s Suffrage, 100 Years and Counting

by Jodi L. Miller On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment, which granted suffrage to women, was ratified by the states. It was a stunning achievement, representing the single largest influx of voters to the electorate in American history. The Women’s Suffrage Movement...

A Victory For Some, Not For All

A Victory For Some, Not For All

by Jodi L. Miller For some women the passage of the 19th Amendment wasn’t the end of the journey, but the beginning of a new struggle. While the 19th Amendment stated that a citizen’s right to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State...

Suffragist or Suffragette?

Suffragist or Suffragette?

A suffragist is someone that advocates for the right to vote. A British journalist coined the label “suffragette” to mock suffragists in England. Adding the suffix “ette” to a word creates a noun that refers to something smaller. So, the word suffragette was intended...

Hard to Be A Woman and More Expensive Too

Hard to Be A Woman and More Expensive Too

by Phyllis Raybin Emert While women have made great strides over the past 100 years, they haven’t achieved full equality in society. A woman still only earns about 80 cents for every dollar a man earns. According to a report published by the office of New York...

School Dress Codes Present Double Standard

School Dress Codes Present Double Standard

by Michael Barbella School dress codes have existed for decades. Today, according to statistics, across the nation 46 percent of primary schools, 70 percent of middle schools and 55 percent of high schools follow strict dress codes. Critics think dress code policies...