Medical research is one of the keys in providing health care.
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The lack of visibility by Black researchers and physicians in scientific literature perpetuates systemic racism in medicine.
The pandemic put millions of people on the edge of eviction.
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While all groups experienced increased housing vulnerability after the pandemic hit, only people of Asian descent continued to see their situations worsen in 2021 as the US spent trillions trying to soften the impact.
Letitia Wright as Shuri.
Many comics are now more representative of the people who actually read them but it’s clear there’s room for more diversity when it comes to our superheroes.
Disney’s new Black mermaid has been called ‘inauthentic’ – but fairy tales have always been repurposed across cultures. And Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid was different from Disney’s.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth, questions arise about whose life gets mourned and who does not. Here is the Queen with the Guards of Honour in Nigeria, Dec. 3, 2003, for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
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In the middle of the tremendous outpouring of love and grief for the Queen and the monarchy she represented, not everyone wants to take a moment of silence. And there are a lot of reasons why.
At colleges with a majority-Black student population, Black and white students graduate at the same rate.
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Students of color graduate at higher rates when they go to colleges where there are larger portions of the student body and faculty who are also of color.
Millicent Brown, left, was one of the first two Black students to integrate a South Carolina public school, in September 1963.
The Brown v. Board of Education case, which resulted in the Supreme Court outlawing school segregation, originally started in Clarendon County, South Carolina.
Conversations around race and disability often get left out of schools.
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Students with disabilities do better when they remain in general education classes, but systemic bias often leads them to be placed in separate classrooms, a special education researcher writes.
Black people are seen as more credible speaking on issues of racial injustice.
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People may be more willing to boycott a retailer over an act of injustice that takes place at the store if the source of the story was Black – even if the incident happened to a white person.
Some Black college presidents stood at the forefront of the civil rights movement.
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College presidents worked both at the forefront and behind the scenes in fighting for African Americans’ civil rights in the 1960s.
Black and Indigenous students in North America continue to experience high levels of exposure to adversity.
A trauma-informed approach to education can help educators acknowledge and address the adversities faced by Black and Indigenous students.
Poetry can be a way for people to come together.
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Poetry can unite people when all seems lost. The Conversation US has pulled together four articles from its archives that speak on the power of poetry.
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.
Community gardens can be an important source of food, but many were shut down during the pandemic.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the problem of food insecurity for many people, especially racialized and Indigenous households.
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.
Campers at the “Mosquitoes & Me” summer camp in Des Moines, Iowa, learn about mosquito science through hands-on outdoor activities.
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A hands-on approach to learning about bugs can help students from urban communities take an interest in science.
U.S. teachers often struggle to depict the realities of slavery in America.
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Few issues are as difficult to deal with in the classroom as slavery in the US. Here, a professor who trains teachers on how to present the topic offers some insights.
New York City schools chancellor Meisha Porter speaks at a press conference.
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Meisha Ross Porter is the new chancellor of New York City’s public schools. A scholar of the politics of education touches on her background and what lies ahead.
Bill Robinson dancing with Shirley Temple in ‘The Little Colonel.’
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‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin,’ the best seller of the 19th century, is not a relic from the past. The complex Uncle Tom figure still has a hold over Black politics.
A man in Brazil attends an event memorialising the struggle of black people and Africans against slavery.
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A study of the historical records describing African slaves in Brazil yields some unexpected findings.