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What It Means To Be a Black Latina in Higher Education

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I have been asserting my blackness since I can remember. Growing up in the mountains of Puerto Rico, my curls —“pelo malo,”as friends called it—betrayed my family’s attempts to claim whiteness by invoking our Spanish great grandfather. Why would my...
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5 Conversations To Have with Your Kids After “The Hate U Give”

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Based on Angie Thomas’ award-winning book about an African American teen who witnesses the fatal police shooting of a close friend, The Hate U Give deals frankly and powerfully with race and activism. It touches on everything from how class and privilege affect the way...