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Misery and memory in Glendora, Mississippi: How poverty is reshaping the...

Dave Tell, University of Kansas In August of 1955, Emmett Till was lynched in the Mississippi Delta. The 14-year-old African American reportedly whistled at a...

I dig through archives to unearth hidden stories from African-American history

Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University Many years ago, as a graduate student searching in the archives of Spanish Florida, I discovered the first “underground railroad” of...

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord,...

Leigh Ann Wheeler, Binghamton University, State University of New York Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,”...

Are today’s white kids less racist than their grandparents?

Margaret Hagerman, Mississippi State University In America’s children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism. Each new generation...

Through his art, a former prisoner diagnoses the systemic sickness of...

Nicole R. Fleetwood, Rutgers University In 2007, Haitian-American artist Moliere Dimanche was sentenced to 10 years in Florida state prisons, where he ended up serving...

Black and biracial Americans wouldn’t need to code-switch if we lived...

Chandra D.L. Waring, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Boots Riley’s new film “Sorry to Bother You” does anything but apologize. In telling the story of Cassius, a...

Can you be Christian and support the death penalty?

Mathew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross Pope Francis has declared the death penalty “inadmissible.” This means that the death penalty should not be used...

Race of mass shooters influences how the media cover their crimes,...

Laura Frizzell, The Ohio State University; Sadé L. Lindsay, The Ohio State University, and Scott Duxbury, The Ohio State University On Jan. 24, 2014, police...

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