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Why we must confront hard historical truths - Hasan Kwame Jeffries

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To move forward in the U.S., we must look back and confront the difficult history that has shaped widespread injustice. Revisiting a significant yet overlooked piece of the past, Hasan Kwame Jeffries emphasizes the need to weave historical context, no matter how painful, into our understanding of society— so we can disrupt the continuum of inequality massively affecting marginalized communities.

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