Figuring Out If Racism Can Be Stopped in the Third Grade

“…but at base the school hopes to initiate what it calls “authentic” conversations about race, which researchers suggest may actually have been inhibited by liberal values for decades. Under the spell of color-blindness, previous generations have tended to avoid race as a subject, hushing their children when they refer to playground playmates as “brown,” believing… Continue reading


Ford Foundation Archives Reveal Rare Correspondence With James Baldwin

What if one of the earliest American foundation archives were made public and open to scholarly examination? Well, that is exactly what has happened with the Ford Foundation’s archives and I couldn’t be happier. 12,000 reels of microfilm containing grant applications, papers, reports, and related documents will be available at the Rockefeller Archive Center. I understand… Continue reading