Looking for Normal
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Looking for Normal

COVID-19’s resurgence is both tragic and disheartening, especially having recently come off a period of steadily declining cases. We’re deep into pandemic fatigue, and with all the news about emerging variants, it’s hard toimagine a time when we will return to normal. But science tells us that normal— or something close to it — is within…

Juneteenth 2021
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Juneteenth 2021

It’s Juneteenth, a celebration of the day in 1865 — more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation — when enslaved people in Texas finally received word that they were free. We have much to celebrate. Finally, our nation is beginning to wake up and acknowledge the historical crimes against the African…

Dear George Floyd

Dear George Floyd

April 22, 2021 Dear George Floyd: Ten months ago, I wrote to you in the midst of our communities’ grief, anger, and hopelessness, praying that your soul would be at rest as the world came to your defense, finally joining together to say, “enough is enough.” Today, there are new words ringing in my ears:…

Systemic racism worsens homelessness for people of color

Systemic racism worsens homelessness for people of color

As we’ve long known, people of color are much more likely to experience homelessness than their White neighbors, and at rates that are disproportionate to their makeup of the general population. Now, a new report on Race & Homelessness by Destination: Home and SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) looks at the causes and potential…