Racial Justice

A mural to honor a civil rights pioneer

The unveiling of the design of a new mural honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. was held last month, a collaboration between Penn Carey Law, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and The Philadelphia Citizen.

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Associated Press

‘We’re triaging’: Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle

Ben Struhl of the School of Arts & Sciences says that violent crime is rising for reasons separate from social justice protests.

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WITF.org

A councilman in Reading wants the city to implement reparations for slavery

Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts & Sciences notes that nearly a dozen mayors in cities across the country have pledged to pilot reparations programs in their cities.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Let’s help a Penn professor get the U.S. to declare racism a public health crisis

Walter Palmer of the School of Social Policy & Practice doesn’t just want to call racism a public health crisis; he wants the country to do something about it.

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The New York Times

A secret city with a secret African American history

Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on a reported 7,000 African Americans from the Deep South who were recruited to work on the Manhattan Project starting in 1942.

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Oprah Daily

A cemetery in Minneapolis pays tribute to thousands of Black victims of police violence

School of Arts & Sciences graduates Connor Wright and Anna Barber are quoted on their art installation in response to police violence and their work to make it permanent.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly hospitals and key insurers plan novel effort with the city to improve health equity

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about Accelerate Health Equity, a public health coalition aiming to improve racial equity in health care in Philadelphia.

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