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The Color Line: W.E.B. Du Bois at the 1900 Paris Exposition

Annette Gordon-Reed New York Review of Books
W.E.B. Du Bois’s exhibit at the 1900 Paris Exposition offered him a chance to present a “graphical narrative” of the dramatic gains made by Black Americans since the end of slavery.

The Tulsa Race Massacre Went Way Beyond “Black Wall Street”

George Yancy and Robin D.G. Kelley Truthout
This year marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, where roughly 300 people — predominantly Black people — were killed; Black churches, schools and businesses were burned to the ground, and the homes of Black people were looted.

How a Third Reconstruction Could End American Poverty

Jeffrey D. Sachs CNN
The Third Reconstruction should aim to end -- once and for all -- the oligarchy of rich Whites by creating an America in which all are equal at the voting booth, the school, the clinic and the workplace.

Tidbits - May 27, 2021 - Reader Comments: Palestine, Israel; George Floyd; Society Without Landlords; Military Spending; Chile; Asian & Asian American Books for Children & Teenagers; Solidarity with Palestine Resources; Memorial Day; Music Therapy;

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Reader Comments: Palestine, Israel; George Floyd Changed the World; Society Without Landlords; Military Spending; Chile; Asian & Asian American Books for Children & Teenagers; Solidarity with Palestine Resources; Memorial Day; Music Therapy; more...

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Reclaiming the Power of Rebellion

Elizabeth Hinton, Derecka Purnell Boston Review
Activist Derecka Purnell interviews historian Elizabeth Hinton about her new book, ‘America on Fire,’ and how the label “riot” discredits Black political demands.

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What White Supremacy Is and Isn’t: A Reading List

Rosie Gillies The Boston Review
White supremacy , a founding U.S. principle, remains prevalent today. This reading list was compiled shortly after the January 6 D.C. white insurrection and attempted seizure of the capital building. Follow the links for full reviews of each book.
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