By Reagan Griffin Jr. — 2021
Black sports stars have collectively achieved what they have because society presents them with few other options.
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Four years ago, I opposed reparations. Here's the story of how my thinking has evolved since then.
After the success of the Moral Monday protests, the pastor is attempting to revive Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final—and most radical—campaign.
When Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term 30 years ago, it was a relatively obscure legal concept. Then it went viral.
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
Just one day after Mitch McConnell spoke out against reparations for slavery, author Ta-Nehisi Coates passionately argued in favor of them at a House hearing on the topic.
“This moment requires us to push into the national consciousness, but not from the top down, but from the bottom up.”
The nation’s problem isn’t that we don’t have enough money. It’s that we don’t have the moral capacity to face what ails society.
For Saeed Jones, generations collapse into seconds during an American week of chaos and sorrow.
Plenty of people love to describe the world of athletics in utopian terms, using words such as “colorblind” and “open-minded” and “meritocracy.” They’re not wrong to regard their realm as better than the so-called real world.
Black women are 37 cents behind men in the pay gap—in other words, for every dollar a man makes, black women make 63 cents.