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Elon Musk, Conservatives and Others Can Applaud the Death of DEI, But Was It Truly Beneficial for Black People?

DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives, have become a bad word (or properly speaking a bad acronym) amongst white people — specifically conservative Republicans. These various initiatives, e.g., training, hiring programs, and department creation, took place in government, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors. What precipitated these were the murders of Black people in 2020, most notably Ahmaud Arbury, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Following those deaths came a collective rush of an

When the United States Uses a Black Face to Deliver Problematic Foreign Policy Decisions

On Oct. 18, the United States was the lone member of the United Nations Security Council to vote against condemning civilian violence in Gaza resulting from Israel’s response to Hamas. The face of that veto was the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Linda Thomas-Greenfield. On Dec. 9, the United States was the lone member of the UN Security Council to vote against a ceasefire in Gaza. The face of that veto was the U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the U.N., Robert Wood. The most recent vote on a ceasefire a

The Arduous Journey to Creating an AP Course in Black History and the Danger That Lies Ahead

It’s often said that Black history is American history. If that’s so, it should be thoroughly taught in schools across the United States. But it’s not. Most states don’t require that Black history be taught in public schools. The College Board, a nonprofit organization that develops curricula for K-12 and higher education systems, has attempted to inject Black history into high schools throughout the country by developing the framework for an Advanced Placement African American Studies (APAAS)

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