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Double Burden on Black Farmers in America

Double Burden on Black Farmers in America

by Sylvia Mendoza Farming in the United States is a tough profession for anyone. You’re always at the mercy of Mother Nature for whether you have a good harvest or your crop is destroyed. The life is made even more difficult for Black farmers who have faced...

Addressing Race-Based Hair Discrimination

Addressing Race-Based Hair Discrimination

by Suzi Morales Chances are that your school has a dress code or other rules to make sure class isn’t disrupted by what students are wearing or by their appearance. By law, such appearance standards in schools or the workplace must be neutral and not single out a...

A Hate Lasting Two Thousand Years and Counting

A Hate Lasting Two Thousand Years and Counting

by Robin Roenker Anti-Semitism is often called the “world’s oldest hatred.” The threat of anti-Semitic attacks against Jewish communities still looms large today. The American Jewish Committee, a Jewish advocacy organization founded in 1906, released a survey in...

Voter Suppression Threatens the “Right to Vote”

Voter Suppression Threatens the “Right to Vote”

by Erin Flynn Jay Amendments 15, 19, 24 and 26 to the U.S. Constitution all mention the “right to vote.” All four of these amendments outline who cannot be denied suffrage; however, there is no mention in the U.S. Constitution and no amendment granting an affirmative...

Battling Over How to Teach About Racism

Battling Over How to Teach About Racism

by Michael Barbella After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, many corporations and schools instituted diversity and inclusion training to address racial disparities. Today, some states are passing bans on teaching about racism at all. In the fall of 2020,...

Promises Made and Finally Kept in Oklahoma

Promises Made and Finally Kept in Oklahoma

by Phyllis Raybin Emert 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...