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Renaming Yawkey Way: The power of sports in social justice
Amid escalating racial tension across the nation, Red Sox principal owner John Henry advocated for the renaming of Yawkey Way—the well-known Boston street outside Fenway Park named after former team owner Tom Yawkey. While Yawkey was at the helm, the Red Sox were the last team in Major League Baseball to integrate. The team passed on … ContinuedRead More
Northeastern math professors bridge the gap for high school calculus programs
In 1994, Northeastern math professor Robert Case was concerned with the lack of advanced math courses in the BPS, primarily composed of underrepresented minorities, including African American and Hispanic students. Not only were there not many of these advanced courses, there were also many students with gaps in their math education, preventing them from reaching calculus by … ContinuedRead More
City of Boston posts signs depicting how to help defuse Islamophobic situations
City workers are putting up PSA posters around Boston in a new initiative to show people how to safely step in and help stop incidents of Islamophobic harassment. The step-by-step instructions, city officials said, encourage bystanders to quickly strike up conversations with Muslims being assailed by strangers, in hopes the actions will help disrupt the abuse, … ContinuedRead More