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Why Do We Show Up to Vote?

VOLUME 4 NUMBER 39: Sherry Kappel on why we show up to vote; Michael Greiner on two separate strategies politicians and the superrich know that you should know, too; and a quote by Coretta Scott King

Clay Rivers

Afrophobia. Yes, It’s a Thing.

What makes some folks think it’s acceptable to treat Black people with contempt ranging from the veiled to the brazenly naked? And why do other folks treat us as the peers we are? You know, with genuine conviviality and all? After living in Black skin every day for well...

The OHF Weekly Editors

Racism Masked as Fandom

VOLUME 4 NUMBER 37: Clay Rivers on racism masking itself as fandom; the Jesse Wilson’s OHF Family Tree interview, Sylvia Wohlfarth’s award-winning “Down the Rabbit Hole,” and a quote from former First Lady Michelle Obama.

The OHF Weekly Editors

Finding Empathy

VOLUME 4 NUMBER 36: Clay Rivers on finding empathy when he least expected, Sabrina Bryant reveals Black women’s integral role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Charles Estacious White’s award-winning “The Tale of Arthur Delacroix,” and a quote by MLK Jr.

Sherry Kappel

When “Nurture” Is Anything But

VOLUME 4 NUMBER 35: Sherry Kappel on the ways we form our identity and how racism negatively impacts that development; William Spivey with a retrospect about Black Americans’ ongoing fight to secure voting rights; Clay Rivers on nurturing advocacy in others; and an inspiring quote by Simone Biles.

The OHF Weekly Editors

How I Talk to White People About Racism

VOLUME 4 NUMBER 34: Clay Rivers on best practices for talking about race; Stephen Matlock on how actions not intentions matter when harm is inflicted on BIPOC; Kim McCaul on the difficulty white people have in seeing their racism, and announcing Lecia Michelle’s new book The White Allies Handbook.

The OHF Weekly Editors

Exactly How Much Hatred Is Enough?

VOLUME 4 NUMBER 33: Clay Rivers asks “Exactly How Much Hatred Is Enough?”; Peter Faur on St. Louis’ residual Jim Crow racism; all hail, the Queen of Soul; Sherry Kappel’s wake-up call for would-be allies; and a quote by bell hooks.

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