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Penn Students Expose University’s Early Connections to Slavery

New research compiled by undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania has forced the Ivy League school to confront its institutional and historical ties to […]

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Repeat After Me: Donald Trump Is Racist.

Surprise: Donald Trump is racist, and probably has been for most of his life. On Thursday evening, when news broke that Trump called El Salvador, […]

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The Personal Habits You Can Break to Begin Curing Racism This Year

As 2018 takes off, I’ve made it a point to stop assuming that people understand how to be humane. As a black queer millennial, I will […]

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The Unending Exhaustion of “Uncomfortable” Conversations About Race

I think my New Year’s resolution for 2018 will be to avoid putting myself in predictable predicaments. I arrived at this conclusion after I left […]

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Prince Harry’s Interracial Marriage to Meghan Markle Will Intensify Racism, Not Fix It

Oh, America, the home of the brave and the land of the free. We love celebrating our independence from the British and touting the decline […]

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How Philly Activists Want You (Yes, You) to Support Their Efforts

Session 3, Philly and the Age of Activism Posted by Philadelphia Magazine on Thursday, November 9, 2017 Undoubtably one of our most power-packed panels at […]

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OPINION: I Was Discriminated Against by American Airlines

Like most Americans, I hate the airport. But while many simply loathe the hustle and bustle of traveling, black passengers often experience racial profiling when we’re […]

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Trump-Loving Racist Kid Rock is Coming to Philadelphia

On the same morning that he told Howard Stern that he will not, in fact, be running for U.S. Senate after months of rumors and […]

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Coatesville Students Leave School to Protest Racist Pumpkin Carvings

Students at Coatesville Area High School walked out of their classes on Friday to protest a disturbing photo of their classmates posing with swastika- and […]

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Coatesville High Schoolers Pose With Swastika-, KKK-Carved Pumpkins

It’s a deeply unsettling photo. An image of several Chester County teenagers posing with swastika- and KKK-carved pumpkins is making the rounds on the internet. According […]

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Temple Police Investigating Banana Left on Door of Black Students’ Dorm Room

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  Temple University police are investigating two alleged bias incidents this week. The Temple News reports that the first […]

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Philly Teacher Says She’s the Victim of Reverse Discrimination

A British-born teacher is suing the School District of Philadelphia and a black principal she formerly worked under, alleging that she suffered “vindictive reverse race […]

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A Black Face in a White Space: My Four Years at Penn

My first day of class at the University of Pennsylvania was an introduction unlike anything I could have predicted. It was my fourth day living […]

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OPINION: Philly Isn’t Charlottesville. It’s Worse.

“Who is more racist: The North or the South?” That is the age-old question I’m often asked when I tell people I moved to Philly […]

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OPINION: The Rizzo Statue Should Stand as a Monument to Human Imperfection

One cannot look at the Frank Rizzo statue in front of the Municipal Services Building without catching a glimpse of the nearby Jacques Lipchitz sculpture, […]