Copyright © 2020 Respond to Racism in LO

December 6, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here.

Overt

I’ve never been great with acronyms. Right now, I’m workshopping a variation of KISS (Keep It Simple...

November 29, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here.

Overt

School districts get sued for racism often for a reason. There’s only so much shoulder shrugging par...

November 22, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here.

Overt

Some white supremacists make a point of covering their tracks. By making their bigotry appear subtle...

November 16, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here.

Overt

When I started This Week’s 5, I imagined the overt racism section would be the weekly racial slur re...

November 8, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here.

Overt

If you want to know how committed white supremacists are, look no further than the Emmett Till Memor...

September 30, 2019

This Week's 5 will be taking a break for the month of October. To everyone who has been reading, commenting, and sharing, thank you. The column will be back in November, strong as ever.

In the meantime, while This Week's 5 serves as a weekly recap of specifically curated stories on racism, it also functions as a resource that readers can always revisit. During this mini-sabbatical, please feel free to check out past editions of...

September 27, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here.

Overt

Here’s a story that should make your blood boil. A group of six grade boys recently assaulted a Blac...

September 20, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here.

Overt

There are a lot of thoughts that come to mind when I read the headline, “Texas Teacher Who Asked Tru...

September 13, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here.

Overt

Anyone else getting tired of the painstaking effort law enforcement seems to keep taking to make sur...

September 6, 2019

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here.

Overt

What is it about white supremacists that evokes such a haunting commitment to caution from America’s...

Please reload