Barbara Ransby named 'Freedom Scholar' for work on economic and social justice
“As a historian who writes about radical Black women, I take inspiration from my subjects’ fierceness and fortitude. In this moment, I am excited to launch and lead The Portal Project, which will convene cutting-edge scholars and front-line activists
David Stovall weighs in on Chicago Police's controversial tactics
“I always see the strategy as problematic,” he said. “It’s based around the preemptive suppression of a violent threat. The belief is, oftentimes, that if you show force then people won’t respond as vehemently, and actually what we’ve seen is that...
Amanda Lewis interviewed by Chicago Parent magazine on how to educate children on anti-racism
"One of the things that gets in the way of being serious about this and gets in the way of being more committed to anti-racist platform is in part people are worried about feeling uncomfortable...How do you embrace that’s where learning happens?"
Affiliate Faculty Dr. Kishonna Gray speaks to social media's role in providing context and information
Misinformation can affect police response to a crime, Gray said, as when Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old with a toy gun, was killed by police. The information that Tamir was probably a juvenile with a toy was not relayed to the responding officers
David Stovall on how the pandemic exacerbated already exisiting inequalities in schooling and Education
"Many parents do not have the resources to pay for a private pod instructor or can't afford to take off from work — or aren't in a job where they can work from home — in order to instruct their own children."