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Infographic Analysis: Another Reason Why MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Was So Powerful, by Maria Popova

January 15, 2017

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"That which is belittled in plain speech finds the respect it warrants in the subtleties of metaphor.” -Donald Braun

“That which is belittled in plain speech finds the respect it warrants in the subtleties of metaphor.” -Donald Braun

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Jesus and the Dispossessed, by Justin Phillips

November 1, 2016

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If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

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‘Hence’ Plagiarism: Professor’s Criticism of Latina Honor Student’s Vocabulary Provokes National Conversation on Race

October 31, 2016

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My last name and appearance immediately instills a set of biases before I have the chance to open my mouth. The professor's "blue pen was the catalyst that opened an ocean of self-doubt that I worked so hard to destroy.

My last name and appearance immediately instills a set of biases before I have the chance to open my mouth. The professor’s “blue pen was the catalyst that opened an ocean of self-doubt that I worked so hard to destroy.

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What do Recent Campus Protests Mean? NYT, WSJ, CHE, and IHE Disagree

November 19, 2015

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As anger over race relations leads to rallies, sit-ins and several prominent resignations of administrators, experts consider the messages, the tactics and the backlash.  Four opinions.

As anger over race relations leads to rallies, sit-ins and several prominent resignations of administrators, experts consider the messages, the tactics and the backlash. Four opinions.

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Why White Terrorists Attack Black Churches, by Matthew J. Cressler, PhD

June 28, 2015

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The lines that divide the religious from the political have always been more porous than Thomas Jefferson’s imagined “wall of separation” between church and state. Black churches exist as simultaneously religious and political institutions, and that has made them targets.

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