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Keir Witherspoon

Keir Witherspoon
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Did Cops Stop Killing Black People?

Yesterday afternoon the question was posed (via twitter), “Did cops stop killing black people or did the agenda of the media change?” This tweet caught my eye because, as I started searching my memory for any recent occurrence of police brutality, specifically against Black Americans, I came up short. I can’t recall one event of police brutality in the past three months. Normally, I find out about these events through Twitter, Instagram, or television news

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Self-Hate In the Black Community Has to Stop

In 2010, CNN covered a story where child psychologist Margaret Spencer conducted a study with elementary school children which involved asking both White children and Black children a series of questions having to do with skin tone. Her results showed that both White and Black children exhibited “White bias”. What does this say about our Black children’s learning experience? Picture this: a high-achieving Black student attends a predominantly-White grade school. Maybe they play a typically “White” sport

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