Most youth in a Waterloo region study were found to have never been taught by a Black teacher.
Ensuring that every Black youth sees Back teachers at school is one critical piece of addressing systemic racism in schools.
Charles Chesnutt was one of the first widely read Black fiction writers in the U.S.
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Black writers like Charles Chesnutt had to contend with a dilemma writers today know all too well: give the audience and editors what they want, or wallow in obscurity.
‘Racism kills, here, there and in the whole world,’ reads a sign in Mexico City, at the U.S. Embassy in May 2020, following protests after George Floyd’s murder.
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Nationalist myth has associated ‘true Mexicanness’ with being ‘meztizo’ — a racial and cultural mix of Indigenous and Spaniard, even while the state enacted policies to assimilate Indigenous Peoples.
In 1941, Robeson recorded an album of Chinese fighting and folk songs with activist Liu Liangmo with the Chinese People’s Chorus — organized among members of the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance in New York City’s Chinatown.
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In China, Robeson continues to be remembered as a loyal friend celebrated for popularizing what became China’s national anthem and building solidarity between peoples of China and African Americans.
Almost 30 per cent of Black households and 50 per cent of Indigenous households experience food insecurity.
Our food systems are failing to feed all of us.
In this episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient, we pick apart what is broken and ways to fix it with two women who battle food injustice.
Karl Collins and Rochelle Rose in Rockets and Blue Lights at the National Theatre.
Black British women have been staging plays in recent years about Britain’s role in slavery, a history the country is too eager to forget.
Engraving of James McCune Smith by Patrick H. Reason.
New York Historical Society
James McCune Smith was the first African American to receive a medical doctorate from a university. He dedicated his life to fighting injustice.
Oswald George Powe.
Nottingham Black Archive
Nottingham Black Archive is recovering the stories of those who made important contributions to the national story of Black British history. The UK needs more like it.
The work of imagining alternate futures is also about re-casting alternative pasts, as is done in the award-winning novel, ‘Washington Black’ by Esi Edugyan and adapted for the screen by podcast guest Selwyn Seyfu Hinds.
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Stories about alternative worlds can be a powerful way of critiquing the problems of our own world.
Henry ‘Box’ Brown’s arrival in Philadelphia.
Abolition in the UK tends to focus on the work of Yorkshireman William Wilberforce but there were many Black abolitionists whose tireless work has been forgotten.
In this episode, Roberta Timothy talks about her new international health project, Black Health Matters, and explains why racial justice is a public health issue. In this photo, Dr. Janice Bacon, a primary care physician with Central Mississippi Health Services, gives Jeremiah Young, 11, a physical exam.
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When COVID-19 first appeared, some called it the great equalizer. But the facts quickly revealed a grim reality: COVID-19 disproportionately impacts racialized communities.
Jubilee singers at Fisk University, in Nashville, Tennessee, pose for
promotional photograph, circa 1871.
William L. Clements Library
Cameras played a critical role in the quest for social equality for Black Americans in the post-slavery era.
Black patients can be wary of the medical establishment.
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Though COVID-19 has killed Black Americans at nearly twice the rate as white Americans, Black people are the least likely racial group to say they’re eager to get the vaccine.
An early 20th-century NAACP map showing lynchings between 1909 and 1918. The maps were sent to politicians and newspapers in an effort to spur legislation protecting Black Americans.
Library of Congress
Mapping is one way African Americans fight for equality and help each other navigate a racially hostile landscape.
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority members at a get-out-the-vote event in 2020.
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Members of the nation’s four Black sororities, including Vice President Kamala Harris, commit to lifelong acts of service for their communities.
COVID-19 has highlighted longstanding racial inequalities in the education system. Educators say there is a way forward and out of this.
Carl James and Kulsoom Anwer discuss the injustices and inequalities in the Canadian education system.
Protesters at Liberty Park on Oct. 16, 2011, Day 31 of Occupy Wall Street in New York.
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The writer and zen priest Reverend angel Kyodo williams speaks about the pain of racism, how she uses meditation to combat it — and become a stronger anti-racist activist in America today.
School boycott picketers march across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Board of Education in 1964.
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In the 1950s, Harlem mother Mae Mallory fought a school system that she saw as ‘just as Jim Crow’ as the one she had attended in the South.
Students of School Section #13 with teacher, Verlyn Ladd, who taught at the school from 1939 to 1958. Class of 1951, Buxton, Raleigh Township, Ontario.
(Buxton National Historic Site & Museum)
An 1850 act permitted the creation of separate schools for Protestants, Catholics and for any five Black families. Some white people used the act to force Black students into separate institutions.
Members of the Black Panther Party outside the High Point property raided by police.
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In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1971, heavily armed officers moved in on a house occupied by Black Panther activists – marking a policing trajectory toward a more militarized response to Black activism.