Now available: Teacher training materials for presenting The Course in middle school, as part of a licensing bundle. After I designed and taught The Bl…
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The calendar returns to May. A year ago in 2020, the road to The Black Experience in America: The Course started for me. That’s when Derek Chauvin murd…
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Ida B. Wells, the Statue of Liberty, and the knee of Derek Chauvin on the neck of George Floyd. Photo illustration by Jon Fortt, for The Black Experien…
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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 …
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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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After the Civil Rights Era, the evils of segregation were seared onto the American conscience. Dr. King's dream had taken on urgency. The vast majority…
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