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(A)wake

In this poem, the speaker traces the senseless killings taking place abroad and at home, with a particular focus on the African-American community. The speaker also calls communities to action to "grow our hope and heal our hearts" in order to live together in peace.
by
Jessica Kobe
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Righting Old Wrongs

By the time the first few Mormon families moved back into Jackson County in 1867, old hostilities no longer threatened their freedom or safety. Nonetheless, Gov. Boggs' Extermination Order remained on the books more than a century, until a subsequent governor made this proclamation in 1976.
by
Christopher S. Bond
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Civics
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Decision No. 633: Promoting Tolerance and Media Freedom on the Internet

Committed to promoting tolerance and the right to "receive and impart information," the OSCE reaffirms the need to report hate crimes on the Internet. Among other suggestions, the OSCE recommends that states review their laws regarding Internet hate speech.
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Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Permanent Council (OSCE)
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

The burden of being a young American Muslim

Hailey Woldt describes being a part of a research team that traveled to 75 cities and visited 100 mosques as part of a study on Muslims living in a post-9/11 America. In Brooklyn, a ten-year-old boy tells of being beaten, prevented from practicing his religion in peace and called a terroist.
by
Hailey Woldt
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Civics
Geography
Social Justice Domain