Image descriptions, clockwise starting at upper left. 1. A black woman and boy wash their hands at a kitchen sink. 2. The back of a young black person in a red jacket, they are facing a large building in the distance. 3. Image of a small statue of a harried white man, holding a baby and a vacuum. 4. Banner image titled “Q&A with Dr. Ethan Raker” featuring images of magazine pages. Image attribution at the bottom of this post.
Best of 2022
We can’t stop thinking about this piece from new board member Leonardo LaBarre, voted one of our “Best of 2022.” Check out his write-up of research from Dylan Jackson & colleagues showing that kids who are expelled or suspended from school experience earlier and more frequent police encounters.
Citings and Sightings
For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Hajar Yazdiha spoke with Axios about how emphasis on King’s I Have a Dream speech entrenches colorblind views that deny systemic inequality, and shapes public memory of the civil rights movement.
Backstage with TSP
Today our spring semester kicks off! We’re excited to reunite and welcome a few new board members. I, for one, am feeling energized and ready to tackle some new projects we have in the works and dive back into our regular schedule of meetings, editing, and posting. Every new semester brings fresh faces and challenges, we look forward to what’s ahead.
From the Archives
This week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced she will step down. Ardern was the country’s first leader to give birth while in office. Checkout this roundup of research on the challenges working mothers face giving some context to why Ardern might not feel she has “enough in the tank” for another term.
From Our Partner & Community Pages
As Contexts touches down at the University of British Columbia, they spoke with Dr. Ethan Raker about what he loves about the magazine and it’s public-facing mission.