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February 28, 2019

February 2019 marks the 93rd year of Black History Month. However, at the conception of Black History Month in the 1920’s, the documentation or scholarly reports on Black history hardly existed. Furthermore, much of the legacy of Black history in America has been marked by the suppression of Black voices, stories, triumphs, and achievements. .. Read More

February 22, 2019

In his 1944 article, Prospect of a World Without Racial Conflict, W.E.B. DuBois hypothesized that we would never live in a world without racial division. With this in mind, we highlight how neoliberal ideologies promote policy, actions, and an idea of peace that upholds racial inequality in the United States...Read More

January 31, 2019

The purpose of this paper is to explore the connections between sexual harassment and ostracism both before and after the modern day #MeToo movement. It outlines how the birth of the #MeToo movement lessened the impact of ostracism, empowering victims to report their abusers...Read More

January 23, 2016

Those who attended the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at Texas A&M University on Thursday morning had the opportunity to hear a sprawling conversation that touched on several issues including perception, the importance of information and how racism has evolved over the past 50 more

January 22, 2016

In a discussion wrought with argument, activists spoke about the role of entertainers and students in social justice movements at the 9th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Thursday.... read more

July 15, 2015

Americans really like to hear speeches that tell audiences they themselves, not systemic issues, are to blame for their problems — just as long as those audiences are black.That's the result of new research conducted by Phia Salter of Texas A&M University and her colleagues, published in Social Psychological and Personality more

July 9, 2015

Why is it that messages about black absentee fathers, such as Obama's 2008 Father's Day address, are so pervasive in society? A new article suggests that such messages align with broader beliefs that black Americans place too much blame on 'the system' and instead need to hear messages that encourage individual more

November 8, 2014

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act passed, A&M Consolidated senior Tracie Purnell still experiences racism.

"When we're in an advanced class, we're the only African-American person in that class," she said of herself and a more

November 7, 2014

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discrimination still exists in America, only the mechanisms have changed, according to presenters at a day-long, major interdisciplinary symposium on the topic held at Texas A&M more

March 14, 2014

Consider a situation: a number of people walk into a restaurant at the same time. The server attends to all the white customers. The last customer served happens to be the only person of colour. Is this racism? more

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