The first topic we tackle in The Diversity Remix podcast: Charles Blow’s suggestion that Black people migrate back to the South. I argue it’s not that simple. Georgia makes both arguments. In the most recent election cycle, Black voters in the state shifted the outcome of the pr…
My two favorite Korean-American (and African-American) boys, in Seoul, 2019. It’s been my longtime observation that Asian Americans battle a "model min…
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Spider-Man was always one of my favorite heroes, so I have to admit, at first it took me a while to “get” Miles Morales. All of a sudden the comic book…
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I went to college at DePauw University, in Greencastle, Indiana, in the mid-1990s. I’d grown up in Washington, D.C. and New York, so it was a bit of cu…
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Beauty might seem insignificant as a concept, but it’s not. Things and people who are “beautiful” get certain advantages. They’re welcomed into exclusi…
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A central challenge for me in designing lessons about slavery in America was the weight of it all. I specifically designed The Black Experience in Amer…
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On 2/25, I’ll be leading a webinar on talking to young children about race, organized by GoNoodle. You can sign up here. My core mission in creating Th…
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When I finished designing and teaching The Black Experience in America: The Course, and I wanted to share it with a wider audience, one of the first pe…
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The Black Experience in America: The Course by Jon Fortt