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KC Civil Rights Leaders Issue Scathing Statement on “Racist, Sexist” Policies of City Manager Brian Platt, Say Mayor Lucas is Also “Complicit”

A coalition of civil rights organizations in Kansas City issues a scathing statement and vote of no confidence in City Manager Brian Platt and Mayor Quinton Lucas, citing racist, sexist and discriminatory policies toward Black women and workers, and demanding immediate action from the City Council.

55th anniversary of the “Kansas City Race Riots”: An interview with Dr. Anthony LaBat on decolonizing language

April memorializes the 55th Anniversary of what is (commonly referred to as) the Kansas City Race Riots that followed the death of Martin Luther King Jr in 1968. The University of Missouri Kansas City’s LaBudde Special Collections has reworked its 1968 Race Riot Collection information to decolonize its language, but is now looking to possibly rename its collection with the community’s help.

The Historical Context that Shaped Higher Education in California and Inside Golden State Prisons

This piece is part of a three-part investigation into higher education inside men’s prisons in California. This first installment explores the interconnected history of higher education and incarceration in California, in addition to documenting movements and reforms that opened doors to greater access to post-secondary programs inside prisons while leaving a problem-filled system intact.

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