Topic: Race

The Ways We Teach Black History Need Improvement

Feb. 8, 2016
Black History Month

When the telling or teaching of African Americans’ history begins with slavery, it ignores their humanity now, just as their humanity was denied in the past.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Dream” is on Life-Support

Jan. 19, 2016
MLK

As we reflect on King’s life, we are still being judged by our skin color with deadly consequences. Race still matters and remains as divisive an issue as it has ever been.

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Time to End Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Sept. 14, 2015
Chalk Board

There is a quietly kept fact among teachers and school administrators that black students are treated differently and disproportionately more disciplined than other groups of students.As we start a new school year, teachers and school administrators must actively work to not allow their implicit biases to result in the disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of black students.

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The Black Church Must Confront Its Internal Attackers

July 16, 2015
Church Service

After decades of progress, blacks question how God could allow the race to be thrust back into a fear of being attacked on the street, at the pool or even in church. If the church’s prophetic voice is to provide answers to these questions, its antagonist within the black church must be quieted.

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Is Rachel Dolezal a Tragic Mulatta?

June 23, 2015
Past NAACP Spokane Chapter President

Rachel Dolezal has not been passing as black. She’s been passing as mulatta. Yes, mulatta — a first-generation mixed woman of African descent.

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