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Policy Matters: On the Necessity for the NYC Cultural Plan to Address Equity Among City-Funded Arts Groups

By Nicole E. Reiner | January 2017   In Fred Wilson’s Guarded View, four black headless mannequins dressed in iconic museum guard uniforms from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Jewish Museum provoke visitors to consider the unequal power relations and stereotypes that structure our…

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OPINION: Where Are the Brothas? How the Continued Erasure of Black Men’s Voices on the Marriage Question Perpetuates the Black Male Deficit

By Joy L. Hightower | April 25, 2016 In 2009, Linsey Davis, a Black female correspondent for the ABC News, wrote a feature article for Nightline. She had one question: “Why are successful Black women the least likely than any other race or gender to marry?” Her story went viral, sparking a national debate. Within…

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The Urgent Need to Address K-12 School Segregation

By Rae Shih | March 29, 2016 Earlier this year, President Obama’s final State of the Union address discussed early childhood education, high school graduation rates, and community college access. But President Obama skirted a larger issue: poor academic preparation at the K-12 level is a root cause of a lack of people of color…

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I Grew Up in Flint. Here’s Why Governor Synder Must Resign.

BY ART REYES III    January 27, 2016 This post originally appeared at TalkPoverty.org. Growing up in a slew of apartment complexes and trailer parks in and around Flint, Michigan, I developed a peculiar habit. I would stand on the linoleum floor of our kitchen with the telephone pressed against my face, counting. I was counting how long it…

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This Morning at Harvard Law School We Woke Up to a Hate Crime

BY MICHELE HALL This morning at Harvard Law School we woke up to a hate crime. The hallways of Harvard Law School are lined with portraits of every tenured professor in the history of the university. As a first-year law student, the first time that I walked down those hallways I was painfully aware of…

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A Relative Discovery: Why the Harvard Kennedy School Must Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

BY DELORIS WILSON AND CHRISTINA FLETES In telling your friends you’ve “discovered” a new restaurant, you imply to have found something you like; something your social circle is not yet “hip” to; something that should be on everyone’s radar but – because of your keen Googling skills or happenstance stroll down Massachusetts Avenue — has…

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