The Racial Achievement Gap Can’t Be Fixed With a #BlackLivesMatter Sign in Your Yard

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“How can I be sexist? I have a mother, a wife and daughters!” If you’re a woman reading that sentence, you almost certainly won’t have a problem finding the flaw in its all-too-common reasoning. There are plenty of men in the world who love their mothers, wives and daughters while […]

This Is What Being a Non-Racist White Person Really Looks Like

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First, let’s get something straight: The current bar for being a “good, non-racist White person” is set way too low. Here’s what it looks like today: Go to an anti-racism training? You’re a good non-racist White person. Acknowledge that you have White privilege and say it to other people? You’re […]

How I Got 350 People to See “Hidden Figures” For Free in 4 Days

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Like so many Black women, I was excited about the movie “Hidden Figures.” My enthusiasm skyrocketed when I got a letter from Trinity United Church of Christ’s First Lady and Black woman engineer, Monica Moss, inviting me to a showing of the movie for families on Chicago’s South Side. Even […]

I Just Couldn’t Trust a Diverse Suburb With My Black Daughter’s Education

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People loosely use the term “good schools and diversity” without looking into it or researching what that means. When you get below the surface, it means achievement for the White kids, but not for everybody else. That’s not good enough for me. Currently, my husband and I live in Broadview, […]