A First Look at Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story

Anthony Breznican, Vanityfair, 03/16/2020

The director talks about reimagining the musical that riveted him as a child.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, dreams of a better conversation about race

Melanie Lidman, Times of Israel, 01/20/2020

Be’chol Lashon, an organization that promotes ethnic diversity within Jewish community, publishes curriculum in honor of U.S. civil rights leader to tackle difficult identity issues.

Ten Years After “The New Jim Crow”

David Remnick, The New York Times, 01/20/2020

Sometimes a book comes along and, after it is absorbed into the culture, we cannot see ourselves again in quite the same way.

Multiracial churches growing, but challenging for clergy of color

Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service, 01/20/2020

For four hours at a megachurch outside of Dallas, pastors of color shared their personal stories of leading a multiethnic church.

Noel Ignatiev’s Long Fight Against Whiteness

Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 11/15/2019

In 1995, Noel Ignatiev, a recent graduate of the doctoral program in history at Harvard, published his dissertation with Routledge, an academic press.

Are Jews Ethnic?

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 10/30/2019

A new approach to ethnic studies leaves Jews, Hindus, and Asians out of the picture.

Accidental Racism in the Jewish World

Aryeh Ho, Aish, 08/24/2019

A “harmless” joke highlights the problem of racial sensitivity in some sectors of the Jewish community.

Jews ‘must be included’ in ethnic studies curriculum, says state schools chief at press conference

Gabe Stutman, The Jewish News of Northern California, 08/14/2019

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said during a press conference on Wednesday morning that Jewish Americans “must be included” in a controversial ethnic studies curriculum for high school.

Music's Power: Ethiopian Rapper Teddy Neguse Challenges Police Brutality Through Rap Music

Amenna Dayo, The African Exponent, 07/12/2019

“Music is the weapon of the future”

Nappy Hair

Carolivia Herron and Joe Cepeda, , 01/01/1997

A lively, empowering story about Brenda's knotted-up, twisted, nappy hair and how it got to be that way!