Racial Justice

Beyond America’s racial fault line

Professor of practice Ben Jealous discussed race, politics, America’s long history of interracial collaboration, and his new book with Camille Z. Charles during a co-sponsored event at Kelly Writers House.

Kristina García



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

America’s blueprint for urban inequity was drawn in Philly. It failed Black Philadelphians

Matthew Jordan-Miller Kenyatta of the Weitzman School of Design sees an opportunity for Philadelphia to reset with an antiracist foundation, using Sankofa urban planning to incorporate Black history as a guide toward the future.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Affirmative action’s future waits as SCOTUS hears arguments

Cara McClellan of Penn Carey Law calls the claims that race-conscious admissions are unconstitutional a direct attack on more than 40 years of legal precedent.

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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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