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White folk aren’t ‘beyond race.’ Interrogating Black people’s pain at forums supposedly dedicated to undoing racism is part of the problem. (Shutterstock)

4 ways white people can be accountable for addressing anti-Black racism at universities

White denialism of racism provokes a narrative of ‘us versus them.’ Self-reflection and listening are among the ways to be accountable for interrupting and eradicating racism.
Structural and institutional racism account for under-representation in many fields. ZUMA Press, Inc/Alamy

Structural racism: what it is and how it works

After ongoing claims that the UK is devoid of this form of discrimination, what does the term actually mean?
Indigenous women are insisting upon a broadening of policies that facilitate safety and justice for all women. James Ross/AAP

Carceral feminism and coercive control: when Indigenous women aren’t seen as ideal victims, witnesses or women

A documentary series aimed to spark national conversation about criminalising coercive control. However, it highlighted power imbalances in conversations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women.
A congressional staffer opens the boxes containing the Electoral College ballots in January 2017. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Electoral College benefits whiter states, study shows

With a Supreme Court ruling rejecting one of the founders’ two reasons for creating the Electoral College, only one reason remains: racism.
Voters in Lexington, Kentucky, waited more than 90 minutes to vote on June 23. AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

It takes a long time to vote

Overall, waiting times may be improving – but long waits are still common in Black communities.
A program called Generation Chosen offers marginalized Black youth from Toronto’s Jane and Finch community mentorship, community and the tools of emotional intelligence. (Rhianne Campbell)

Emotional intelligence is life and death where I’m from

Black youth need programs that develop emotional intelligence – to combat institutional racism, social exclusion and white supremacy. The government’s promised $19 million is not enough.
Outside the courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina. Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier via AP

Dylann Roof, Michael Slager on trial: Five essential reads on Charleston

Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state’s past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.

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