Segregation

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PBS to Air Doc on Black Editor Who Fought Original 'The Birth of a Nation'

William Monroe Trotter’s battle against D.W. Griffith’s notorious film forms the basis of “Birth of a Movement,” which features contributions from Spike Lee and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Watch John Oliver Break Down How School Resegregation Hurts Students

“You don’t have to be intentionally racist to do things that have racist effects.”

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Cal State Housing Option Focused on Black Students Causes Controversy

Several right-wing publications have accused Cal State L.A. of promoting segregation with the Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community.

READ: A Brilliant Breakdown of Baltimore's Segregation

The new issue of Baltimore City Paper paints the picture of Baltimore’s deep and multifaceted segregation. 

#TBT To Lorraine Hansberry Discussing 'The Black Revolution and the White Backlash' in 1964

The “A Raisin In The Sun” playwright would have turned 86 today. Celebrate her legacy by listening this still-relevant speech on White support for Black activist movements

READ: The Housing Discrimination That Destroyed Memphis

A new article from Places Journal is the first in a series on urban inequality in America. 

#TBT: Remember When Alan Rickman and Mos Def Starred in a Historical Drama Together?

HBO’s “Something The Lord Made” focused on the true story of Vivien Thomas, a Black surgical technician who developed important post-natal care procedures while working with a White surgeon. 

Statue of Segregationist Mayor Taken Down in Dearborn, Michigan

The former mayor, Orville Hubbard, once told The New York Times: “If whites don’t want to live with n****rs, they sure as hell don’t have to. Dammit, this is a free country. This is America.”

Art Student Posts 'White Only' and 'Black Only' Signs on Campus

Student artist Ashley Powell: “Any white person who would walk past these signs without ripping them down, shows a disturbing compliance with this system.”

Here’s the Housing Discrimination Suit the City of McKinney Settled

The city essentially segregated poor people of color from living near whites until at least 2009

Feds Crack Down on Cancer Charities, Israel Ditches Segregated Bus Plan, Hubble Birthday

Some of Wednesday’s big stories

Can Re-Designing Parks Help Desegregate Philadelphia?

A new five-park project aims to find out.

How Century-Old Segregation Hurts Austin, Texas Today

The city’s economic boom prompts deeper questions about its past

When Good Union Jobs Were White

Labor is trying to reconcile with its racist past, but is it enough?

New York Bank Accused of Not Lending to African-Americans

Systemic hurdles are still preventing many people of color from building wealth

Weekend Read: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Education and Segregation

There was no difference in work ethic, Coates writes, but my classmates had something over me

Following Ferguson: Why White People Struggle to Understand

And what about that ‘white-on-white’ crime?

Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks About Why America's Stuck in Segregation

The author joined a panel at the Schomberg Center to make his case for reparations.

Major Investigation Looks at Nation's Re-Segregating Schools

Almost everywhere in the country, the gains of integration have been eroded.

On 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act: Integration and Gay Rights

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