Semenya is the favourite to win gold in the 800 metre final on August 21, and perhaps even break the world record. In anticipation of her victory, the controversy around her supposed “unfair advantage” in competition has already started.Read...
For the first time in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) collected data regarding how early learners are disciplined during the 2011-12 school year.
That report showed that while black children represent 18 percent of preschool enrollment, they accounted for 48 percent of students receiving one or more suspensions.
I find myself in this place again. I am numb. I feel empty. I almost have no words.
In 2012, around the time of the birth of my son, I had a similar feeling. Trayvon Martin was killed. I was pregnant with a black male in a world that was not ready for him.
No one has ever threatened violence against me, or said I was too ugly to rape. Why? Male privilege.Read...