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The Peabody Essex explores Native America

The Cree artist plays his drag show for laughs, but underlying it are serious questions about white genocide of Native American societies, about the stereotyping of Natives, and about gays in America, as well as Native American society.
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By GREG COOK  |  March 30, 2012
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Review: Undefeated

Dan Lindsay and T. J. Martin's Oscar-winning documentary about an underequipped high-school football team competing against big-time programs across Tennessee offers a potent contemplation on race and opportunity.
Reflections on race and opportunity
By TOM MEEK  |  March 16, 2012
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Review: Attack the Block

As a group of teenage thugs approach their intended victim (only their eyes are visible as they glare at the trainee nurse who's walking the cold south London streets alone on the way home from her shift), you'll be forgiven if you recall the recent wave
London crawling
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Verbal Kent | Save Yourself

Whether you adore Kanye West or want to scalp him with a rusty spoon, there's no denying that, for those of us out on the coasts, he overshadows the rest of Chi-Town's rap scene.
Rapmechanics (2011)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 28, 2011

Me, myself, and race

I have been told by many different people at many different times that I put too much thought into race, that perhaps I overreact and see race as a factor when it might not be.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 24, 2009

In the same boat

It's summertime in Maine, a sweet and all-too-short season that generally makes living here the other nine or 10 months worth it. Except that this year, sun and warmth have apparently decided that, like access to the credit markets, they won't be avail
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 26, 2009


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Racism in real estate

After more than a decade in the business, the real-estate agent knew that many landlords had very narrow ideas about whom they did and didn't want living in their apartments and houses. Most of them were fairly subtle about it. "I want the right people,
Keeping the neighborhoods white
By SEAN FLYNN  |  May 15, 2009

Gender balance

Diversity isn’t even just about being open-minded. In the end, it’s about fairness.
LD 1020 and marriage fairness
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  May 01, 2009

Uh, race still matters, folks

In a few short days Barack Obama will go from being our first black president-elect to our first black president. Yes siree, the black guy is finally going to be in charge. We finally did it. Welcome to post-racial America!
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 07, 2009