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Black Lives Matter
Kiese Laymon's 'Heavy' stresses the importance of revision
With honest self-reflection, Laymon's memoir places Black healing and redemption at the forefront.
July 13, 2020 at 3:13 pm
Unpacking Systemic Racism in Healthcare—HIST 560: Race, Gender, and Medicine in U.S. History Does Just That, And More
The summer history seminar explores how racial and gender discrimination has fueled inequalities in public health, drawing parallels to the present day pandemic.
July 8, 2020 at 2:44 pm
How the 15 Percentage Pledge Is Holding Corporate America Accountable
For major retailers, fighting systemic racism can start with shelf space.
July 6, 2020 at 8:07 pm
Where BLM Meets DIY: Meet Two Penn Students Using their Art to Support a Movement
How tie-dye and stickers became a force for racial change
July 3, 2020 at 2:33 pm
The Controversial Legacy of "Urban" Music
Despite its ubiquity, the 'urban' label has a problematic past and concerning present
June 30, 2020 at 11:53 am
Walls For Justice: Protesting With a Paintbrush
Walls For Justice seeks to unify the Philadelphia community through art.
June 29, 2020 at 7:13 pm
"People are just going to be ready to learn": Professor Gillion on PSCI 231: Race & Ethnic Politics
As students look to learn more about race dynamics, this Penn professor discusses the ways students can academically explore their excitement for political change.
June 24, 2020 at 9:44 am
"These are Their Stories": Law and Order S.V.U. in the Age of "Copaganda"
Reexamining my favorite TV show and its feminist heroine as America questions the age-old police procedural
June 22, 2020 at 11:27 am
Support Philly's Black–Owned Businesses, Today and Every Day
Do your part to promote meaningful change in our community.
June 22, 2020 at 11:21 am
Candice Carty-Williams' 'Queenie' rejects the idea of the invincible Black woman
In deconstructing the "Strong Black Woman" stereotype, 'Queenie' reminds us that Black women deserve to be vulnerable, too
June 22, 2020 at 10:18 am
Penn Masti's Black Lives Matter Fundraiser Raised Thousands in A Few Hours
The university's South Asian fusion dance team turned to its own community to make a change
June 18, 2020 at 7:03 pm
Beauty Companies #PullUpForChange
A social media campaign that is holding companies accountable to diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices
June 18, 2020 at 4:53 pm
The Responsibility of Celebrities Within Social Media Platforms
For public figures with millions of impressionable followers, sharing a picture with a #blacklivesmatter caption isn’t enough
June 17, 2020 at 7:46 pm
OAX's Pledge to Battle Systemic Racism—and What That Entails
As Penn organizations step up, OAX members share the measures they have taken toward becoming a more welcoming organization.
June 11, 2020 at 12:03 pm
Protests, Police, and Penn: On the Ground at Philadelphia's Black Lives Matter Protest
One student's experience confronting police violence—and its place in her own history.
June 11, 2020 at 11:45 am
Kiley Reid's 'Such A Fun Age': Black people are not your moral battleground
Reid's depiction of America's pre-2016 "post-racial" society highlights the inevitability of our present state
June 7, 2020 at 1:38 pm
Word on the street
Racism is Ingrained in Asian American Communities. We Can Change That.
A letter to young Asian Americans on confronting racism
June 5, 2020 at 10:40 am
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