Rollbacks are Textbook Institutional Racism

Rollbacks of environmental protects will affect the health of black and brown people the most.

Unifying Working People of All Ages

Our country may be polarized by party. But the truth is, we have more in common to fight for than ...

Injustices Created the Racial Wealth Divide

The median black family today owns $3,600 — just 2 percent of the $147,000 of wealth the median white family ...

Don’t Expect Fair Elections in 2020

The African American journey through American history can be summed up in two words – unjust and unfair.

College Admission Tests Biased and Unhelpful

A lawsuit is taking on the University of California system’s use of the SAT and ACT standardized tests in admissions.

Preserving Power at the Expense of Others

Our long and ugly history of voter suppression, which likewise aimed to preserve the power of some at the expense ...

College Admission Tests Biased and Unhelpful

A lawsuit claims the tests are “deeply biased and provide no meaningful information about a student’s ability to succeed.”

Anger and Forgiveness in Our Politics

The assumption is, if you want anger gone--and you should--you must forgive.

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Confronting the Impacts of Climate Change

Students from Portland area schools demand action on climate change

Marijuana Allows Me to Decrease Pain Medicine

Marijuana, or cannabis, has a wide range of medical applications.

Slave Quarters and Reconciling the Past

Trip to slave plantation was emotional experience.

America’s Racial Wealth Divide is Shocking

Median white families are 41 times wealthier than median black families in the U.S.

More Truths About Guns in America

When will parents be able to protect their children from guns?

Even in Narrow Terms, Trump Fits the Bill

We as a nation are still grappling with the legacy of our past

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Death and Dying as a Black Studies Professor

Portland State University Black Studies Department Chair writes critical piece on lack of support