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What Alexis de Tocqueville Told Us About Democracy and the Future of Black and Native Americans

By Kyle T. Mays | African Americans and Native Americans in urban districts and on reservations were major reasons why Joe Biden won the presidency. To be sure, Trump’s disastrous handling of the Coro

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History American Society Politics and Current Events Race and Ethnicity in America Kyle T. Mays

What Kamala Harris’s Win as Vice President-Elect Means to Beacon Press Authors

Senator Kamala Harris’s win in the 2020 presidential election is an intersectional triumph. As she expressed in her acceptance speech, she will be the first woman, first Black American, and first Sout

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Religion Politics and Current Events Race and Ethnicity in America Haroon Moghul Eboo Patel Kavita Das Nimmi Gowrinathan

Resilient and Enduring: A Reading List for Native American Heritage Month

Two things come to mind this Native American Heritage Month. Compared to whites, Native Americans have been hit hard with a higher percentage of COVID cases, not to mention severe COVID outcomes. On t

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activism American Society Environment and Conservation Eileen Truax All the Real Indians Died Off Dina Gilio-Whitaker An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States How Does It Feel to Be Unwanted? Christian Coleman As Long As Grass Grows Linda Hogan The Radiant Lives of Animals The Water Defenders

The POTUS and the Lotus: The Interfaith Family of Kamala Harris

By Susan Katz Miller | With Kamala Harris as our new Vice President elect, interfaith families reach a new level of prominence in America. Harris is not only the first woman and the first Black person

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Religion American Society Politics and Current Events Being Both Susan Katz Miller

What It Means to Hold the Miss USA Pageant During the Pandemic

A Q&A with Hilary Levey Friedman | The organizers could make it happen, and the contestants wanted to compete (one exception is Miss Wyoming USA, who had to withdraw due to school obligations and her

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American Society Politics and Current Events Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Christian Coleman Here She Is Hilary Levey Friedman