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UMKC hosts final panel on systemic racism

UMKC held its sixth and final panel in the “Critical Conversations” series last Wednesday. The Roos Advocate for Community Change Committee created the series,...

Op-ed: We have to do better in addressing systemic racism

In 1990, New York City police officers harassed and coerced Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam and Korey Wise—all black and brown...

Local church leads workshop in how to address racism

By Sheree Sims Local church organization the Open Table gathered Sunday night for the last event in its race discussion series: Disrupting Racism, a conversation...

Dr. Jane Elliot on Politics and Racism with Humor

The event at Memorial Hall on Friday seemed just as much a stand-up comedy special as a somber lecture on racism and prejudice. As Jane...

Where Do We Go From Here?

We are at a crossroads. With the election of Trump, we’ve seen growing waves of racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia and other forms of hatred...

OK Donald, Prove Me Wrong

I rewrote the first line of this several times. I planned to begin by simply stating “We are scared.” It captured the sentiment I...

Trump Supporters: Join Us

Hate won on both sides in not just this election, but this entire modern age. The experiences of discrimination among women, people of color,...

What does it mean to be “Muslim in the Metro?”

Of the estimated 7 million Muslims living in the United States, 30,000 reside in the Greater Kansas City area. American Public Square hosted the panel...

Is the NAACP Still Relevant?

The NAACP is alive, relevant and, according to the UMKC NAACP Youth and College Division, they will always be. Steve Ricard, NAACP Member of the...

Honoring MLK: Mizzou Activist Visits KC

In his introductory speech Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), President Vernon Howard wanted to let the audience know that “The Butler did it.” Jonathan...

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