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How the Clenched Fist Became a Black Power Symbol

The clenched fist has been closely tied to social tumult throughout history, yet the gesture's representation of strength and hope endures. Its message? We shall overcome.

Why Black History Month Is More Important Than Ever

While it's important to celebrate Black culture and contributions, it's equally important to acknowledge how society still oppresses and discriminates...


11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True

Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.


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13 Spots in America Where Famous Protests Took Place

Every change has to start somewhere. Each one of these places has a story to tell.


8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist

Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....

10 Examples of Whitewashing You Never Thought About

What happens when White supremacy, culture, and storytelling collide? The big bang erases diversity from our history books, our entertainment,...


This Is What Whitewashing Really Means—and Why It’s a Problem

For decades, whitewashing has taken a diverse, multicultural world and tried to paint it one color. The picture has never...

The Racist History of Mount Rushmore

The history of Mount Rushmore is racist in its origins and remains a potent symbol of the nation's betrayal of...


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10 Institutions You Didn’t Know Had Ties to Slavery

Some of the establishments and traditions that define America have shameful connections to the chains and shackles that bound the...


10 Examples of Cultural Appropriation You Never Thought About

It’s not "just entertainment." Get ready to cringe at this unflinching look at some of your pop culture favorites.


11 Popular Songs You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Racist

You may have been singing along to them for years, but have you ever really thought about their lyrics? If...

This Is Exactly What Cultural Appropriation Means

What happens when cultures collide? A backdrop of systemic racism can turn innocent cultural exchange into insidious cultural appropriation. Here's...


12 Free Online University Classes You Can Take on African American Studies

Want to expand your understanding of race relations in America but don’t know where to start? You’re in the right...


What Does BIPOC Stand For? Why It’s Important to Know What This Acronym Means

Have you been seeing this term a lot lately? Here’s what it means and when you should—and shouldn't—use it.

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13 LGBTQ+ Heroes You Didn’t Learn About in History Class

These brave men and women fought for equality and acceptance and forged a path ahead for the LGBTQ+ community.