Point of View

Alexis Yeboah

VIEW: The Emotional Labor of Black Women

In a better world, my professor would have course-corrected this student. I was left alone to do it, in a way that was free to my peers, but costly to me.

  •  04/08/2021
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“Prison By Any Other Name”

Prisons and penitentiaries (derived from the word penitent) were considered by early Christians as a way for people to reflect on their sins in isolation and emerge obedient. Eventually, Schenwar and Law write, the mission of penitence evolved into “the need to establish racialized control.”

  •  04/06/2021

Community

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Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate

How disrespectful it is that eight members of our community were killed and we were met with ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day’ greetings from white colleagues the next day. We saw more social media posts about celebrations than acknowledgement of our suffering and our grieving.

  •  03/28/2021
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Sheila Lamb: The View From Cloquet

I did not feel vindicated that my testimony was proven correct but a deep sadness that what was foretold has come to be.

  •  03/25/2021

Self

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A Global Conversation on Public Health and Pandemic Response

We have the tools — raw materials, surveillance, science, communication — to do better. “It is about political will” to make this a priority, so we don’t forget, like we did the lessons of the 1918 pandemic.

  •  04/07/2021
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Invisibility in the Silence of Grief, Loss, and Rage

“If we do not move past the dysfunction in our communities, there will continue to be victimization.”

  •  03/25/2021