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#TurnItUP: “ReVisioning American History,” a Series from Beacon Press (University Press Week 2018)

By Gaytari Patnaik | A little over ten years ago, I found myself mulling over what kind of history books Beacon Press could successfully publish. With the incredible history titles published every yea

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History An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States An African American and Latinx History of the United States Beacon Staff Gayatri Patnaik A Disability History of the United States A Queer History of the United States

Settler Fragility: Why Settler Privilege Is So Hard to Talk About

By Dina Gilio-Whitaker | Robin DiAngelo’s brilliant 2018 manifesto on white fragility was a much-needed truth bomb at a time when it’s more clear than ever that we are light years away from the “post-

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American Society Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Looking Back at the Killing of Marcelo Lucero, Ten Years Later

By Mirta Ojito | On November 8, 2008, having had a few beers and an early dinner, Marcelo Lucero, an undocumented Ecuadorian immigrant, took a late-night stroll with his childhood friend Angel Loja ne

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activism Politics and Current Events Race and Ethnicity in America Hunting Season Mirta Ojito

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack of Settler Privilege

By Dina Gilio-Whitaker | November is Native American Heritage Month, when we as American Indian people get to have the mic for a little while. So, I’d like to take my turn at the virtual mic to talk a

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American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Cultured Meat Is Natural in All the Ways That Matter

By Jacy Reese | Few buzzwords are more important in food marketing than “natural.” It’s been applied to everything from Cheetos to Minute Maid with high fructose corn syrup. Yet despite its meaningles

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Science and Medicine Environment and Conservation Jacy Reese The End of Animal Farming