From Juneteenth to the Tulsa massacre: What isn’t taught in classrooms has a profound impact

A Connecticut fourth grade social studies textbook falsely claimed that slaves were treated just like “family.” A Texas geography textbook referred to enslaved Africans as “workers.” In Alabama, up until the 1970s, fourth graders learned in a textbook called “Know Alabama” that slave life on a plantation was “one of the happiest ways of life.” […]

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Former eBay security director arrested for harassing journalist with live cockroaches

Six former eBay employees have been charged with a bizarre stalking campaign against an e-commerce newsletter. The Department of Justice alleges that James Baugh, David Harville, Stephanie Popp, Brian Gilbert, Stephanie Stockwell, and Veronica Zea viciously harassed the couple who published the newsletter for their negative eBay coverage — sending them online threats and abuse, […]

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When Byron Williams died saying ‘I can’t breathe,’ few protested. Now his family is fighting for justice.

Jeffery Thompkins stood at a community rally with thousands of protesters this month, listening as they chanted, “I can’t breathe.” They were shouting the last words of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25 with an officer’s knee on his neck. Floyd’s final moments were captured on video by a […]

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