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Why can’t you swim? An American legacy of racism in the water

June 29, 2022

By Danita Dixon, M. S. Why can’t you swim? The summer months have arrived in the U.S., and families and friends are gathering for events often involving beaches, lakes, and pools. Black people may often be found fashionably lounging close to, or partially in, the water, which may encourage adjacent folk to ask some variation […]

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The Headstones Tell A Story: Black and Brown Veterans

May 27, 2022

This Memorial Day, UWP Books want to recognize Black and Brown Veterans who fought to regain agency, be relevant, and be seen by not asking for handouts but earning the rights through the lens of being a human being with agency, to live. Preceding the American military, where Black people have volunteered to sign up […]

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Black Male Teachers and Administrators: The Pipeline to Educational Justice

May 23, 2022

The conversation has come up now, more often than not, regarding the disparities in educational practices and the unfair opportunity to skip, transcend or navigate the rigorous expectations from scholar to school administration. Even within the K-12 community, the conversation resonates because it impacts so many of us. We are Black and Brown, we are […]

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