These people are protesting because they are tired, because they are worn out, because they are exhausted by violence against themselves and their communities.
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In current demonstrations, there are echos of a civil rights era catchphrase: People are 'sick and tired of being sick and tired.'
Workers remove the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Richmond, Virginia on July 8, 2020.
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Demands to remove, or preserve, the statues polarize communities, rather than building a shared future.
During a protest, federal police officials stand inside a fence at the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, July 25, 2020.
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No one involved in local government wants to see federal law enforcement agents take over their policing. But a mayor who's also a legal scholar says there's history and precedent for it.
Black Lives Matter has moved beyond polite protest and is challenging dominant narratives in new and successful ways.
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By rejecting traditional norms of "respectable" protest, BLM activists compel police and the public to confront anti-Black racism.
Companies are having trouble keeping up with the recent rise of activism.
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A PR veteran explains four key takeaways from a survey of communicators and activists taken earlier this year and what they mean for today's anti-racism protests.
Implicit bias training has become a lucrative business in recent years, but it doesn’t always deliver the expected results.
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of businesses offering employees bias training. However, bias training is not a one-size-fits-all solution and unless tailored to specific contexts loses its value.
Black youth suffer the negative effects of programs that bring police and racial discrimination into schools.
Waterloo Region District School Board’s suspension of the Student Resource Officer program is one step toward ending racism in schools but much more still needs to be done.
African American students are disproportionately punished, starting in preschool.
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These new findings could help explain why Black students are more likely to be suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined than other children.
Brazil’s ‘Festa Confederada.’ Organizers say the annual event celebrates their Southern American heritage, but some Black Brazilians disagree.
Symbols of the Confederacy can be seen in Brazil, Ireland, Germany and beyond. While some people may not grasp their racist history, others clearly fly the 'rebel flag' to defend white supremacy.
Indigenous activists have long called on teams to change names and mascots that perpetuate negative stereotypes and fail to respect painful histories.
NFL teams like the Washington Redskins changing names that demean First Nations and Native Americans is a long overdue step in the right direction.
Muslims of all backgrounds pray during the 2019 Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
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The Quran recognizes 'no superiority of a white person over a black person.' That notion, radical in 7th-century Arab society of slavery and tribal divides – remains unrealized 1,400 years later.
Demonstrators protesting against police brutality in Chicago.
The police killing of George Floyd galvanized populations already frustrated by the effects of COVID-19 to take to the streets.
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There are, scientifically, no human races. How did race come to have this power and this durability?
K-pop band BTS and their company, Big Hit, have donated money to Black Lives Matter. Most bands and companies in the industry have not made any sort of statements.
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Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Construction workers extracted a Calhoun statue in Charleston, South Carolina on June 24, 2020.
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Despite his defense of slavery, the former vice president and US senator from South Carolina has been honored with statues and streets, schools and counties. That's finally changing.
Action-packed police procedurals can often give audiences the false impression that violent crime excuses the excessive use of force by police.
Television shows about police often perpetuate false narratives about violent crime that excuse police violence.
Talking about race is important, but not every family does it – or does it well.
In a recent survey, more than three-quarters of white parents of 6- to 11-year-olds said they didn't talk to their kids very much about racism.
A police officer pushes an antifa demonstrator out of the way during a 2019 protest in Washington, D.C.
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The anti-fascist movement is a decentralized collection of individual activists who mostly use nonviolent methods to achieve their ends.
Sheriffs deputies in riot gear move in on protesters in Los Angeles, California.
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The militarization of local police departments has been associated with an increase in police violence against citizens.
Making diverse friends at school may counter stereotypes.
Becoming friends with classmates from different backgrounds can help people reject negative stereotypes. And teachers are able to help make that happen.