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Nelson Mandela vs. his hagiography

By Benjamin Fogel In the course of his lifetime, Nelson Mandela saw his elevation in the West from terrorist to secular sainthood. The world’s media continues churning out headline after headline on his life and legacy, remembering him as one … Continue reading

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As Demographics Shift, Kids’ Books Stay Stubbornly White

By Elizabeth Blair When it comes to diversity, children’s books are sorely lacking; instead of presenting a representative range of faces, they’re overwhelmingly white. How bad is the disconnect? A report by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University … Continue reading

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Why the Assata Shakur case still strikes a chord

by James Braxton Peterson In “A Song for Assata,” rapper, Common asks “I wonder what would happen if that would’ve been me?” Common wonders aloud what readers of Assata Shakur’s gripping autobiography, Assata, must ask themselves as they are confronted with … Continue reading

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