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Faith Van Gilder

The full title of this week’s episode of WBOI Presents is “An Uncomfortable Conversation with Sharon Tucker and Friends.”

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace

For our show this week, we are hearing from Reverend Graylan Hagler, Pastor at Washington DC’s Plymouth Congregational Church. 

WIKICOMMONS

This week, WBOI Presents brings you a program from the Values, Ideas, and the Arts series at Manchester University. We'll hear from Dr. David Pilgrim, the founder and director of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, a 12,000-piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University. 

Courtesy / FWCS

Fort Wayne Community Schools announced Thursday it’s planning to open a conversation about the mascot at one of its high schools.

Since 1927, the nickname for North Side High School has been the Redskins, a term many tribes and non-native people consider derogatory.

Fort Wayne Community Schools says when it was first adopted, the name was meant as a source of pride in local Native American heritage.

Courtesy / Annie E. Casey Foundation

As we reported earlier this week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its latest study examining how kids of different races fare when it comes to meeting developmental milestones on time.

The findings are striking, though not necessarily surprising.

Black, Latino, and Native American children are lagging behind – in some cases, far behind their white and Asian-American peers.