School board faces mural dilemma: free speech or racial justice

San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The debate over a controversial mural had reached a fever pitch. Those who wanted to destroy the racially charged fresco at Washington High School argued that preservationists were asserting white privilege to save an offensive painting. Those who wanted to save it held that erasing the mural... Read More »

Most Americans still oppose reparations, but that’s shifting with younger generations

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Monday, July 1, 2019
Only one of the Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidency brought up reparations at the political debates last week. It was Marianne Williamson, a best-selling author, self-help guru and spiritual adviser to Oprah Winfrey, considered on the fringe among the crowded field of... Read More »

The unbearable whiteness of American charities

Vox, Monday, July 1, 2019
You’ve heard of the racial wealth gap. Meet the racial philanthropy gap. That discrepancy, argues Edgar Villanueva, translates directly into a racial philanthropy gap: a bias in how that wealth is dispersed, which keeps control away from people of color, and minimizes donations to groups run by... Read More »

Sanders proposes bill to write off all student loan debt

University World News, Saturday, June 29, 2019
Challengers for the Democratic Party nomination for the United States presidential election differed last week over strategies to tackle student affordability and the US$1.6 trillion outstanding student loan debt. Senator Bernie Sanders, from the left of the party, stole the headlines by... Read More »

Mexican-American art to be highlighted at Pauly Friedman Gallery

The Dallas Post, Saturday, June 29, 2019
DALLAS TWP. — The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery will highlight Mexican-American art this summer with the exhibition, “Hope and Memory,” from June 28 to Aug. 9. The exhibit will feature paintings by Philadelphia-based artist Marta Sánchez. In conjunction with Sánchez’ work, the gallery will host... Read More »

'Beyond Spin Control': Anti-Busing Past Not Going Away as Biden and Staff Dig Themselves Deeper

Common Dreams, Saturday, June 29, 2019
Less than 24 hours after his history of supporting anti-busing measures became one of the highlight moments in Thursday's Democratic primary debate, former Vice President Joe Biden and his staff continued to defend his position on Friday even as criticism of the Democratic frontrunner... Read More »

'The Bold Solution We Need': Over 100 Academics Endorse Sanders Student Debt Cancellation and Tuition-Free College Plan

Common Dreams, Friday, June 28, 2019
More than 100 academics endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders's tuition-free college and debt cancellation proposal on Wednesday, hailing the plan as the kind of ambitious solution that is needed to tackle soaring higher education costs and provide relief to the millions of Americans drowning in student... Read More »

Slavery reparations could carry a $17 trillion price tag

Yahoo, Friday, June 28, 2019
A new bill would calculate potential costs of reparations — and by Yahoo Finance estimates, these could reach as high as $17.1 trillion. Last week, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held the first hearing in a decade on H.R. 40, the ... Read More »

Over 100 Academics Endorse Sanders’s Student Debt Cancellation Plan

American Prospect, Thursday, June 27, 2019
Bernie Sanders’s proposal to cancel all outstanding student debt in the United States, roughly $1.6 trillion, received an enthusiastic reception online, but a few education policy experts and even left economistswere more lukewarm. They say that Sanders’s failure to... Read More »

Charlotte Talks: NC Reparations Expert 'More Optimistic Than Ever' As 2020 Hopefuls Embrace Idea

WFAE, Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Reparations for African-Americans has been discussed for many years, but it has taken on a new level of prominence, from Congress to the 2020 presidential race. Duke University's William Darity, one of the country's leading experts on the matter, shares his thoughts. The U.S. House last week... Read More »