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Racial Justice Advocates Discuss Institutional Change at IOP Forum
December 1, 2022
Racial justice advocates shared methods to spearhead racial equity and bolster institutional change in a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday.
Returning land to Native nations is about righting historical wrongs—and also stemming future environmental disaster
October 27, 2022
Speaking at Harvard Kennedy School, landback movement leader Alvin Warren MC/MPA 2013 argues for the return of land to Indigenous communities in the US.
Armchair Expert Podcast with Khalil Gibran Muhammad
November 18, 2021
Khalil Gibran Muhammad (Some of My Best Friends Are) is a Harvard professor and historian. Khalil joins the Armchair Expert to discuss how the Civil Rights movement was shaped by the Cold War, how Chicago politics gave black people the opportunity to exercise their political muscles, and how the post-slavery system of institutions sought to control those who just received their freedom.
Let the Punishment Fit the Crime
October 25, 2021
By Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Why words aren’t enough from companies claiming to support Black Lives Matter
July 7, 2020
The bar for public reckoning has been set low in the United States. But real change is possible if companies examine their own past failures.
The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery.
August 14, 2019
Before French Jesuit priests planted the first cane stalk near Baronne Street in New Orleans in 1751, sugar was already a huge moneymaker in British New York. By the 1720s, one of every two ships in the city’s port was either arriving from or heading to the Caribbean, importing sugar and enslaved people and exporting flour, meat and shipbuilding supplies.