Intersected: Black, female, and unprotected

By MaLaysia Mitchell What’s the deal? Over the past couple of weeks, the phrase “protect black women” has been trending all over social media and on various news outlets. This has been a summer of heightened racial awareness, and Intersected is pressing into this moment.  With Black Lives Matter signs plastered across storefronts, television screens,…

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Intersected: life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S.

This week’s post focuses on the life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S., taking a look at the labor market, how knowledge of the English language plays in (you’ll be surprised!), and what an appropriate faith response might look like.

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Intersected: housing discrimination in Chicago

By Sophia Porter Over the past couple months, income inequality between Blacks and their white counterparts has been at the forefront of conversations about racial inequality on the national stage. The figures are staggering, prompting a myriad of questions. One that’s particularly close to my heart relates to housing. Can we fully take into account…

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Intersected: the summer of Black death

by MaLaysia Mitchell On January 20, 2020, the United States experienced its first confirmed Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) case. With it now being the beginning of July, the nation is still scrambling to attain some sense of normalcy and gain control over the pandemic.  As a health care worker, I have seen CDC recommendations and projected…

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Intersected: the great Black athlete

Why will fans root for athletes every week but question their experience as a Black person in their community?

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