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The Legacy of Racism for Children


The extent of discriminatory treatment Black adults and children experience at every point of contact within the legal system and the biases that result in Black children's behavior being managed more harshly in school are detailed in two new analyses from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Their findings are published in the forthcoming book The Legacy of Racism for Children: Psychology, Law, and Public Policy.

The book explores the challenges that racial minority children face due to racism within U.S. law and public policy, from early life experiences to teenage years, and offers recommendations for informed policy and lawmaking. The book is co-edited by Bette L. Bottoms, UIC professor of psychology; Kelly Burke, UIC Ph.D. candidate in psychology; and Margaret Stevenson of the University of Evansville.

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Posted on July 1, 2020

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

The Legacy of Racism for Children

Recommendations for informed policy and lawmaking.

Posted on July 1, 2020

Here's Why Illinois Should Rename Calhoun County

By Christian K. Anderson/The Conversation
This one should be a no-brainer.

Posted on June 28, 2020

An Act Of God?

Triggering force majeure in a pandemic.

Posted on June 24, 2020

How Grant Destroyed Confederate Control Of The Mississippi River

By SIU Press
It was the siege at Vicksburg, y'all, and Ulysses kicked Confederate ass but good.

Posted on June 23, 2020

Free Comic Book Summer

By Diamond Comic Distributors
COVID-19 claimed the annual Free Comic Book Day this year; now the industry is regrouping.

Posted on June 20, 2020

Black Lives, Golden Arches

By Jerrod MacFarlane/New America
In her recently released book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, Marcia Chatelain traces how McDonald's tested and perfected its marketing strategy on black American communities.

Posted on June 19, 2020

The Chicago Woman Who Helped Modernize Forensic Science

By Sarah Witman/Undark
She was the daughter of one of the city's wealthiest men.

Posted on June 17, 2020

Stern Pinball & Incendium Announce First Official Heavy Metal Pinball Machine

By Stern Pinball
The Heavy Metal pinball machine commemorates the 300th issue of Heavy Metal, which has been running since 1977 and inspired the 1981 animated movie of the same name.

Posted on June 15, 2020

Gone With The Wind: My Lost Cause

By David Rutter
An insidious lie wrapped in charm.

Posted on June 12, 2020

A Black Booklist Beyond Baldwin

By Levi Van Zyl (readershark) via YouTube
'A lot of the books I see going around, and the lists I see going around, are literally like all James Baldwin, which is totally fine, it is important to read an author who paved such a path in the black - and especially the black queer - community but it's been awhile. It's been awhile since then.'

Posted on June 10, 2020

When The Mafia Controlled Gay Bars

By Phillip Crawford Jr.
Forget about the pizza connection; this was the pansy connection.

Posted on June 9, 2020

Here's Why Captain America Helped The VA Ring In The NYSE Closing Bell

By Isaac Arnsdorf/ProPublica
Because of the sweeping influence over the agency that President Donald Trump gave to one of his biggest donors, Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter.

Posted on June 5, 2020

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