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What Happens When White Parents Adopt Black Children and Move to Black Neighborhoods
by Bailey Williams
These Photos Will Change the Way You Think About Race in Coal Country
by John Edwin Mason
The myth that Appalachia is uniformly White lingers, but communities of “Affrilachians” were documented in the 1930s.
Why Irish Americans Should Embrace Their Culture of Colonial Resistance
by Shannon O’Sullivan
In telling the story of Irish America, we must grapple with the history of British colonial rule, racial identity, and capitalism.
Photo Essay: 8 Reasons Students Walked Out Over Gun Laws
by Lori Panico
“All of these students will be voting in the next four years. We will be in the driver’s seat.”
The Importance of Movies Like “Black Panther” and “A Wrinkle in Time”
by Jennifer Burton, Julie Dobrow, Calvin Gidney
Researchers say that negative media portrayals of racial groups harm the self-esteem of children of color.
Tribes Build a Traditional Watch House to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion
by Janice Cantieri
And since the fall, Tiny House Warriors have been putting homes in the path of the pipeline.
The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership
by Zenobia Jeffries
Many people of color are faced with uneasy support for a civil right that began as a way to oppress them.
Why Reading Sherman Alexie Was Never Enough
by Jacqueline Keeler
As the #MeToo spotlight moves to Indian Country, epidemic violence against Native women meets tokenism in publishing.
99 Problems and SATs Ain’t One: How Hip-Hop Literacy Programs Improve Student Reading Skills
by Kevon Paynter
Teachers hope programs like this will create “a paradigm shift to how hip-hop is viewed culturally and its place in education.”
The Global Economy Needs Fixing, but Tariffs and a Trade War Won’t Do That
by Chris Winters
If there’s any silver lining, it’s that out of this chaos may come an opportunity to rebuild globalized systems that are fair.
Imagine a Board Game Where You Still Like Your Friends at the End
by Stephanie Van Hook
Forget Monopoly. There are new games that challenge us to turn our competitive drive toward solving social problems.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" Middle School Winner Eva Vallier
Read Eva’s essay, “Stolen Stories,” about longing to hear her family’s stories about the Japanese internment and experiencing the weight of history.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" High School Winner Alejandra Wagnon
Read Alejandra’s essay, “Broken Mirror,” about the challenge of living up to people's expectations and wanting to be true to one’s self.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" University Winner Remy Stewart
Read Remy’s essay, “To Walk the World on Trembling Legs,” about traveling while disabled and disrupting the notion of "go as you please" that many take for granted.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" Powerful Voice Winner Rhys Hardiman-Mostow
Read Rhys's essay, "A Break From Racism," about standing up to racism as a young Black woman with big dreams.