Articles tagged: Race
Mayor Bowser announces launch of D.C.’s first Office of Racial Equity
The office was established as part of the Reach Act, which included sections on racial equity training for D.C. governmental employees.
How “Fortress D.C.” became a military barracks
Steel barbs still rest atop the barrier that now surrounds the People’s House. Armored trucks still crowd the streets. Even as 10 weeks have passed since pro-Trump white supremacists raided... Read more
COVID-19 deaths are racially disproportionate. But the disparities have been in D.C. all along.
D.C. has an alternate geography hidden to its visitors. Beneath the national monuments, city blocks, historic neighborhoods, and federal buildings lies a map of food deserts, segregation, health care gaps,... Read more
The Oscars Need To Change
When Halle Berry became the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Lead Actress for her performance in Monster’s Ball (2001), she dedicated her award to “every nameless,... Read more
Catholic Initiative Hosts Faith, Race, and Politics Dialogue
Four guest speakers participated in the “Faith, Race, and Politics” public dialogue event hosted by the Georgetown Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life on Oct. 3 in Gaston... Read more
American Vandal and the Art of the Mockumentary
A couple of weeks ago, a video began circulating on my Facebook news feed. It featured students in a high school all involuntarily defecating on themselves, with the caption stating... Read more
Right on Track: Race Fails to Wow but Tells an Important Story
Some stories should have no expiration date. Such stories, often true, are important because they compel us to reconsider societal truths. These stories serve as reminders, as affirmations of justice,... Read more