No one needs to tell you that slavery was kind of a big deal in the United States. It's taught almost every year in American History classes, and at the very least students learn a lot about how it was ended when the Confederacy lost the American Civil War. Even still, while we know a … Continue reading (BHM) Slavery in the United States
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It’s Black History Month!
I honestly don't know if Black History Month is a big deal to anyone who doesn't have to learn about it because it's a whole section of their American History class. Being educated in a predominantly black city, I was taught about the usual black American luminaries year after year -- Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, … Continue reading It’s Black History Month!
Kwanzaa, Day 4: Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
Habari gani, brothers and sisters? So a number of studies have been released teasing out the role that race plays in upward mobility -- in other words, how easy it is for black vs. white families to rise out of poverty. There's this study from the Brookings Institution about the economic mobility of black and … Continue reading Kwanzaa, Day 4: Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)