Stories tagged: "structural racism"


Geeta Kapur, a civil rights attorney from North Carolina, is the author of the new book "To Drink From the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation's Oldest Public University." (Image via Geeta Kapur)
UNC’s ‘Racist Roots’ Fueled Nikole Hannah-Jones Scandal and Legacy of Injustices, Legal Scholar Says

Enslaved people literally laid the bricks at UNC. So how does its past reflect on the turmoil of today?

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stands for a portrait at her home in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A controversy over tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill has supercharged debates in North Carolina about teaching the state's history of racism in K-12 and higher education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
‘What Gets Taught Matters’: Why North Carolina Must Confront Its History of Racism

The author of a North Carolina history book explains why it’s so crucial for the state’s K-12 students to understand our state’s history of racism.

North Carolina education leaders are set to finalize social studies curriculum standards, but may not confront the legacy of systemic racism. (Stock image via Getty Images)
NC Teacher: The State Needs to Recognize, and Teach, the History of Racism

This North Carolina teacher writes that recent suggestions by state education leaders to downplay the role of systemic racism in our country is wrong.

Hospitals across the country are on the brink of running out of space to treat COVID patients, which could lead to rationing care.
Hospitals All Over the Country Could Face a Grim Choice: Who Gets Care and Who Doesn’t

As space runs out in hospitals amid COVID's worst surge yet, who receives treatment and who doesn't could come down to healthcare systems that aren't free of implicit bias.