American Psychological Association Releases Recommendations to Address ‘Racism Pandemic’

American Psychological Association Releases Recommendations to Address ‘Racism Pandemic’

People protest in support of “Black Lives Matter” in New York, N.Y., June 30, 2020. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) The American Psychological Association has released recommendations on how to address the country’s “racism pandemic” amid national backlash and civil unrest over several high-profile deaths of black Americans at…

Systemic racism, explained (to kids)

Systemic racism, explained (to kids)

Summer is coming to an end, and as we head back to school here on the Island of Explained, we’re thinking about the fun times we’ve had with the Experimoth and Bored the Whale. But we’re also thinking about some of the hard issues this…

George Clooney calls racism America's 'pandemic' in essay

George Clooney calls racism America's 'pandemic' in essay

Article content George Clooney is calling for a “systematic change” in law enforcement in America as part of a new essay, published on Monday. The Oscar winner was appalled by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers last week, and…

“Racism may target Black people, but it damns a democracy and it damns humanity”

“Racism may target Black people, but it damns a democracy and it damns humanity”

Rev. William Barber II is one of the most unique voices in American public life. A keynote speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Barber has since emerged as one of the most prominent — and relentless — advocates for poor people in this country….

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