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A bust of Rosa Parks is seen as President Joe Biden meets with Senior Advisers, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. | Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz via Flickr Public Domain

Students should be taught the truth about Rosa Parks and other civil rights leaders | Opinion

BY: - February 24, 2023

Right-wing activists have been trying to censor classroom discussions of racism and accurate depictions of Black history.

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Michigan State University students and members of surrounding communities pay their respects for victims of the mass shooting on MSU’s campus at the Spartan Statue on Feb. 14, 2023. (Andrew Roth/Michigan Advance)

What we owe our children after the horror at MSU | Susan J. Demas

BY: - February 23, 2023

Too many times, kids are told it’s up to them to build a better world. But we owe them so much. And it’s really on all of us to stop failing them.

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‘Delete your period-tracking apps,’ reproductive rights experts say

BY: - July 14, 2022

As online reproductive health information is under attack, many pregnant-capable people are afraid that their privacy online is also at risk.

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We must fight back against attacks on LGBTQ+ kids and adults | David Hecker

BY: - May 16, 2022

Many of these attacks are focused on our schools and could have drastic consequences for gay and transgender educators and students.

White nationalism advocates for a white nation and the protection of white interests. (Photo illustration by Laina Stebbins)

What is white nationalism? Your questions answered

BY: - April 14, 2022

By espousing conspiracy theories that play to the fears of white people, white nationalists aim to harness resentment and anger into a broader movement of right-wing extremism.

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Four more children dead, and a nation shrugs. Is enough finally enough now? | John L. Micek

BY: - December 3, 2021

Lawmakers who refuse to act should be required to personally explain their inaction to the families of the dead. It is hard to see any other way for that cold-hearted resistance to crumble.

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Most school shooters get their guns at home – and we’re buying more | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 2, 2021

That combination has boosted the risk of a tragedy such as this week's school shooting in Michigan, a trio of public health experts say.

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Pa.’s Shapiro, 21 AGs tell Congress to guard against voter suppression | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 9, 2021

'We ... write to emphasize that the peril to our democracy did not end on Inauguration Day,' Shapiro and other state AGs warned members of Congress.