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These People Prove How Trump Emboldens Racism

Trump said his ancestors “tamed a country.” By looking racists in their face, maybe we can tame them.

A White American in the Arts Looks at Diversity Worldwide

Learning from cultural equity work in Finland and Australia. Plus, a DEI resource list.

Adrienne Danrich on the Black Opera Divas Who Broke Barriers

Shining "This Little Light of Mine" on two legends: Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price.

Paul Rucker Makes Colorful Klan Robes to Fight Racism

The activist-artist takes a historical, artifact-based view of American racism yesterday and today.

Barr None: Crotch-Grabbing Comic Sabotages Stupid Sitcom

Next time, ABC, if you don't want to put the "big" back into bigotry, don't green-light a bigot.

‘An American Quilt’ Pulls Back the Covers of Enslavement Culture

But why doesn’t Rachel May run with her many “what ifs” and give us a novel?

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

Who Should Educate White People About Racism?

Am I improving conditions for artists of color? Or providing feel-good education for white people?

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

While waiting for a friend at Starbucks, two black men were arrested.

In Joshua Harmon’s ‘Admissions,’ the Real Test Is Racial Quotas

On stage, should a white character speak for her unseen Black husband and biracial child?

These 12 Words Erased Directors of Color at the Oscars

White feminism strikes again.

Why We Need Black Antiheroes, with Antoinette Nwandu

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu on writing new kinds of black characters and her upcoming film with Spike Lee.

Ordinary Citizens Can Be Civil Rights Activists. Just Ask Edna.

Meet someone who survived Jim Crow and demanded justice.

As Racial Tensions Rise, Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” Stands Army Strong

Chatting with Charles Weldon, artistic director of the legendary Negro Ensemble Company.

20 Change-Making US Artists You Should Track During 2018

They are global spitfires -- artists making a difference -- and they are producing hope.

Orlandersmith Finds Documentary Theater in Ferguson, MO

A quiet contemplation of America’s newly energized racist past.

30 International Artists You Should Track During 2018

They are global spitfires -- artists making a difference -- and they are producing hope.

We’re All Complicit: I Was a Reckless Young Woman, Too

Things aren’t always black and white, and that woman will figure it out.

When It’s Time to Protest, Are You On the Right Side...

A protest has the extraordinary ability to shed light on the fractured internal relations of our country.

The Unbearable Pettiness of the New Nationalism

No amount of healthcare or job retraining is going to appease someone whose real problem is multiculturalism and a tolerant, liberal society.
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