Reproductive Justice for Black Women, Latinas, More Critical Than Ever

For the past three years, the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, or COLOR, along with dozens of partners, has hosted a Halloween-themed social media conversation on Twitter about the frightening facts and the disparate outcomes in health, wealth, safety and well-being that

Flint, Mich., Water Crisis: How Much Is Gov. Snyder Responsible?

We knew the Flint, Mich., water crisis had poisoned people—now the investigation has reached the point of manslaughter charges. Along with several others, Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, was charged June 14 with misconduct in office and involuntary manslaughter for his role…

A Shared History of Struggle Should Unite India’s Dalits and African Americans in the Fight for Equality

For more than 4,000 years, the Dalits of India were called “the untouchables,” the lowest of the low. The Dalits are at the bottom of the Indian caste hierarchy and are currently the oldest surviving oppressed group in the world. They suffer the worst of human miseries and were once deemed impure and polluted human…

#BeyondTheMoment: This May Day, Movements Unite for Labor Protection, Equity and Justice

On Monday, May 1, thousands of people will convene in communities around the world to commemorate May Day, otherwise known as International Workers’ Day. On this day in 1886, men and women, many of them recent immigrants, organized a nationwide workers strike that led to the creation of the eight-hour workday and…

Clearly, NY Post’s Naomi Schaefer Riley Doesn’t Understand My Work Educating Students of Color 

In what was intended to be a critique of my recent keynote address at the 2017 SXSWedu conference, an uninformed, aspiring education columnist with no experience in research, theory or practice in the field does a wonderful job of showcasing her ignorance about teaching and learning, and exemplifying a major issue in…

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