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Black Real Estate Agent and Clients Handcuffed at House Viewing

Black Real Estate Agent and Clients Handcuffed at House Viewing

By Alyssa Lukpat and Eduardo Medina—Aug. 8, 2021 The house on Sharon Avenue in Wyoming, Mich., was supposed to be another option for Eric Brown, a real estate agent, to show to his client. Instead, the visit to the property became one of the most traumatic experiences...

Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979

Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979

By Adrienne Westenfeld—June 15, 2021 In 1979, up-and-coming television producer Joseph Lovett scored the opportunity of a lifetime. Just a few months into his stint at 20/20, ABC’s upstart television news magazine, Lovett was assigned a profile of James Baldwin,...

Our New Postracial Myth

Our New Postracial Myth

By Ibram X. Kendi—June 22, 2021 The signposts of racism are staring back at us in big, bold racial inequities. But some Americans are ignoring the signposts, walking on by racial inequity, riding on by the evidence, and proclaiming their belief with religious fervor....

Businesses Must Be Accountable for Their Promises on Racial Justice

Businesses Must Be Accountable for Their Promises on Racial Justice

By Laura Morgan Roberts and Megan Grayson—June 1, 2021 The past year has been filled with company-wide meetings and communications about race, public commitments to racial justice, and aspirational goals for equality. But communications and statements aren’t enough:...

New Lavender Book App Will Map Safe Spaces for Black Queer People

New Lavender Book App Will Map Safe Spaces for Black Queer People

By Jo Yurcaba—May 17, 2021 Black LGBTQ people face an increased risk of violence and harassment. A new app hopes to help change that. David Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, said Black queer and trans people have to worry about things...

Race in the Ranks: Investigating Racial Bias in the U.S. Military

Race in the Ranks: Investigating Racial Bias in the U.S. Military

By David Martin—March 21, 2021 More than 70 years after the armed services were integrated, it is still a fact of life in the U.S. military that African Americans are more likely to be disciplined and less likely to be promoted than Whites. Even the most successful...

Why White Managers Must Take On The Work of Code-Switching Now

Why White Managers Must Take On The Work of Code-Switching Now

BY S. MITRA KALITA—March 24, 2021 A certain diversity memo is clearly making the rounds: Read books on anti-racism, hire more Black people, check in on your staffers of color. But then what? Much of the advice in business columns is geared toward white managers trying...