Africana Studies

Remembering Harry Belafonte

Tukufu Zuberi describes meeting the musician-turned-activist, plus how Belafonte used his talents for good and what legacy he leaves behind.

Michele W. Berger



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Chicago Sun-Times

Race-based medicine is not the solution to health disparities

PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts says that race is a social category affected by inequality, not a biological category that naturally produces health disparities.

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Associated Press

For Emmett Till’s family, national monument proclamation cements his inclusion in the American story

Brent Leggs of the Weitzman School of Design says that the designation of a national monument honoring Emmett Till represents a milestone in the effort to preserve and protect places tied to wounds in American history.

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CBS News

Emmett Till and his mother to be honored with national monument

Brent Leggs of the Weitzman School of Design discusses the physical and societal landscape surrounding Emmett Till’s murder in 1955.

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Forbes

Black Harvard and Princeton students graduate at higher rates than classmates overall, equally at Yale

Brian Peterson of the School of Arts & Sciences says that Black students are aware they’re representing more than themselves at highly selective academic institutions.

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Associated Press

How and when to remove children from their homes? A federal lawsuit raises thorny questions

PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts explains why the child welfare system can be particularly risky for Black and Indigenous families.

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Slate.com

America’s mothers are suckers. And I say that with love

In an Op-Ed featuring a quote from PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts, Tess Wilkinson-Ryan of Penn Carey Law writes that American capitalism has commodified motherhood, shifting it from a “social good” to a “personal choice” when women ask for support.

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