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Segregated From Its History, How 'Ghetto' Lost Its Meaning

NPR Codeswitch: Ghetto, in slang usage, has entirely lost the sense of forced segregation — the meaning it held for centuries. In a rapid about-face, it's become an indictment of individual choices.

Men and women stand silently in front of the Daughters of the American Revolution Memorial Hall in Washington, D.C., in 1934 to protest the failure of the attorney general's national conference on crime to include lynching on its program. BETTMANN/CORBIS

Racist Dr. Seuss Drawing Fails to Draw Bids at Auction The image went to auction Thursday in California. Before Dr. Seuss became a popular children's author, he apparently worked as an illustrator of racist cartoons. Now one of the works is up for auction as his legacy take a major blow.

Study Finds Drugs Seeping Into Drinking Water

An Associated Press investigation reports that a vast array of pharmaceuticals show up in the water of 41 million Americans. The drugs are concentrated in the water in tiny quantities, but some scientists worry that there could still be harmful effects for humans.

Why So Many U.S. Students Are Learning Lies About America’s Racial Past

Lessons From McGraw Hill: The Eurocentric Influence on History Textbooks and Classrooms - The Atlantic

For Black Americans, Charleston Is the Latest Example of a Hatred As Old As America Itself

Centuries of Violence ~ "For black Americans, it is impossible to separate the massacre in Charleston from hundreds of years of vicious attacks on our churches and communities." By Kidada E. Williams

From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation. Economic Policy Institute Report (2015)