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Writing a new chapter on race in America

RACE IN AMERICA Writing a new chapter on race in America 21 HOURS AGO  •  BY KAREN J. AROESTY A case outside St. Louis sparked a national conversation about race and racism, ignited a movement, and eventually led to a new chapter in American history. Not the Michael Brown case, but rather Dred Scott. In that remarkable history, which originated in Missouri,

Media Literacy, Bias and Israel

The numbers don’t look good.  Comparing the civilian casualties in Gaza to the lack of civilian casualties in Israel helps fuel the media’s blatantly untrue depiction of Israel as the sole aggressor who totally disregards and devalues Palestinian life.  The media is also quick to question if Israeli rockets, launched exclusively in self-defense and as retaliation, are war crimes.  Usually,

ADL Encourages “Thinking Below The Iceberg”

The A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute visits Webster University On April 10, students in Dr. Mercedes Stephenson’s Introduction to Multicultural Studies class ventured outside their comfort zones for an eye-opening mini-workshop led by the project director for the ADL’s A World of Difference Institute, Tabari Coleman. Mr. Coleman frequently travels around the region leading diversity education and training events for