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How I Learned To Be A Racist

I grew up in a white factory town until I was 10-years-old. My father had a small grocery store in Newark, New Jersey and his customers were all black people. My parents had a term that they referred to Black people while they were in the house: Schvartzes, pronounced Schvat-Suh. They claimed not to be

Modern Exodus: Honduran Refugee Caravan Moves Northwards

A line of more than five kilometres of migrants walked on Sunday, Oct 21, from Ciudad Hidalgo to Tapachula, 40 kilometers inside the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. There are 2,000 kilometres left to the U.S.-Mexico border, along a route that is partly controlled by organised crime groups. Credit: Javier García/IPS. A long chain

Dispatch From a Clinician

“I just need to talk to somebody,” he said, slumping into the seat across from me. He was tall and thin and wore a tattered winter jacket though it was unseasonably warm and humid outside. His long hair was pulled back in a ponytail and his eyes were wide and tired. He looked down at

Ayanna Pressley Urges People to Vote and Pine Street Inn Registration Drive

Ayanna Pressley. File Photo Boston City Councilor and Democratic Congressional Candidate Ayanna Pressley spoke at a Pine Street Inn voter registration forum on Oct. 10, to encourage homeless people to vote. Pine Street Inn, an organization which provides housing, food and job training for people experiencing homelessness, addressed misconceptions about voting rights and helped  people

A Back Bay memorial honors the founder of Rosie’s Place

On the sunny fall Saturday afternoon of Oct. 6, hundreds of people gathered in Back Bay to view the unveiling of an art sculpture that honored Kip Tiernan, founder of the women’s shelter Rosie’s Place. The sculpture consists of three arches that stand about 12 feet tall, with Tiernan’s quotes engraved into the piece for

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