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The Sound of a Movement: Music as a Tool for Change

By Grace Stevens, age 12 Boycotting, marches and petitions are all effective forms of activism. But something that has always spoken to the hearts and souls of the masses has been our universal language—music! Throughout history, musicians have written songs about causes they feel passionate about. From racism to poverty, music is frequently used as …

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Our Schools Are Becoming Segregated Again, And It’s Bad News for Everyone

By Gibran Freilla-Williams, age 12 and IndyKids staff The fight to end segregation within education is an ongoing battle. A recent report released by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that a growing number of kids are attending segregated schools in the United States. According to the GAO, over 18.5 million students attend …

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Made His Famous “I Have a Dream” Speech 60 Years Ago, But Why Are We Still So Far from Achieving It?

By Ayaan Soorma, age 9 At the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the monumental March on Washington concluded with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963, exactly 60 years ago. More than 250,000 flooded the streets of Washington for the March for Jobs and Freedom …

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action in Colleges, Effectively Ending Race-Conscious Admissions

By Jessie Mitnick, age 15 Affirmative action, a policy which allows elite universities to make conscious decisions about diversity within their student body, has been effectively ended by the Supreme Court of the United States following an appeal in June.  For many Black, Latinx and other students of color, affirmative action policies act as a …

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Does Colonialism Still Impact Communities Today?

To Understand the Present, We Must Look to the PastBy IndyKids staff In the 1700s and 1800s, rich and powerful European countries, such as Britain, France, Spain and the Netherlands, began to venture out in search of more land and resources that they deemed valuable. They began to establish colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and …

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