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The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 18: Black History Month Special Issue

Juliana Slocum February 20, 2021
Editors at The Statesman describe articles from the Black History Month special issue in this podcast from the Weekly Wrap Up.
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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Whitewashed history inhibits us from learning about the past

Matt Venezia February 17, 2021
#OPINION: One of my favorite subjects in high school was history... Looking back now, it was very obvious from the textbooks I read or lessons I learned that “American” meant “white.”
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The official movie poster for the original The Little Mermaid premiered in 1989. Halle Bailey, a 19-year-old singer and actress, was recently casted as Ariel in the live-action remake. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Casting a black Little Mermaid is another breakthrough for Disney

Gabby Pardo August 5, 2019
On July 3, Disney announced on their Facebook page that black 19-year-old rhythm and blues singer and actress, Halle Bailey, will be playing princess Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” live-action remake.
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