“I have a dream,” said Martin Luther King Jr. in his immortal speech of 1963, “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Right now, with an economic recession on the horizon, it is more important than ever to address systemic racism in the United States. It starts with education. The Smithsonian’s long overdue platform centers around a necessary conversation: the implications of race and racial bias. Designed to benefit everyone—whether a teacher, parents and their children, or just a person committed to equality—this site accessibly addresses subjects such as racialized identity, race as a social construct, white fragility, systems of oppression, and more. —E.C.
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