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Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out Mitch McConnell At House Hearing On Slavery Reparations
Coates' 2014 Atlantic essay "The Case for Reparations" is largely credited with bringing discussion of reparations back into the national spotlight.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Rebuts McConnell’s Rejection Of Reparations
Ta-Nehisi Coates testified before Congress in support of reparations for slavery.
Reparations Hearing Tests Whether Congress Can Confront History
Republicans say it's time to move on from the "original sin" of slavery, even though its ill effects have lingered.
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Donald Trump Jr. Gets Vital History Lesson After Making Ridiculous Claim About His Dad
Twitterers pointed out some holes in his defense of his father's claim that no one in American history has been more mistreated.
Evangelical Publisher's Africa-Themed Bible School Kit Had Kids Pretending To Be Slaves
Group Publishing has since revised its "Roar" curriculum for vacation Bible school and has issued apologies.
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New York Private School Teacher Held Mock Slave Auction: State AG
"This type of problematic instruction won’t be tolerated here in New York," state Attorney General Letitia James said.
Forgotten Farmers: African-American Land Loss
Although slave labor created the economic basis of U.S. agriculture, the long-term effects of racism and systemic discrimination from U.S. Department of Agriculture programs continue to sideline African American farmers from land ownership.
First Slavery, Then A Chemical Plant And Cancer Deaths: One Town's Brutal History
By Oliver Laughland and Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian U.S.
This story was produced and originally published by The Guardian U.S. and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk
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Ancestry.com Pulls Ad That Whitewashes Slavery With Interracial Romance
The commercial, set in the Civil War era, features a white man asking a black woman to escape to the North with him so they can “be together.”
Georgetown University Students Call For Reparations
Georgetown University students voted in favor of funding reparations to the descendants of slaves in the form of a student fee.
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Georgetown Students Vote To Give Reparations To Descendants Of Slaves Sold To Fund School
If university officials agree, Georgetown would become one of the first major U.S. institutions to provide financial restitution for its role in slavery.
Harvard University Sued For Allegedly Profiting Off Images Of Slaves
Harvard University is being accused of profiting off images of slaves from the 1850s.
Harvard Sued For Allegedly Profiting From Early Photos Of Slaves
Tamara Lanier of Connecticut is suing the Ivy League school for "wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation" of photos taken of her ancestors for a racist study.
Fox News' Ongoing History Of Racist Comments
Fox News hosts have a history of finding themselves under fire for showing their prejudices.
Virginia's First Lady Gave Cotton To Black Kids, Asked Them To Imagine Slavery
Pamela Northam said she was trying to illustrate "a painful period of Virginia history."
Outrage After South Carolina Students Told To Pick Cotton, Sing 'Slave Songs' On Field Trip
"I like it when you don't talk back. Make money for me," fifth-graders from Rock Hill were instructed to chant.
Tucker Carlson Guest Says African Americans ‘Need To Move On’ From Slavery
Mark Steyn told the Fox News host the idea of reparations is "nothing real."
What Do Our Schools Fail To Teach About Slavery?
How does our failure to teach about slavery’s brutal legacy affect our ability to solve the issues facing our country today?
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Flubs Slavery Definition
Gov. Northam made a shaky start to his rehabilitation tour when he seemingly mixed up slaves with servants.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Responds To Criticism Over 'Indentured Servants' Remark
CBS's Gayle King had called out the embattled Democrat for using the term "indentured servants" rather than "slavery."
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Google Celebrates First Day Of Black History Month With Sojourner Truth Doodle
“Here’s to Sojourner Truth, who devoted her life to the cause of speaking truth to power."
Congressman Peter Welch Apologizes For Tweet Ignoring U.S. History Of Slavery
The tweet caused many to wonder whether the Vermont Democrat had forgotten the past.
CNN’s Don Lemon Likens Government Shutdown To Slavery
“What kind of people work without being paid?"
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Texas Students Will Soon Learn That Slavery Played ‘Central Role’ In Sparking Civil War
The Texas Board of Education has approved revisions to social studies curriculums, but some educators say the changes don't go far enough.
Oprah Hits The Campaign Trail
Media icon Oprah Winfrey rallied in Marietta, Georgia, to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Kanye West Goes Twitter Silent, Shuts Down Account
His Instagram account also goes dead after the rapper's flurry of controversial comments and odd behavior.
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