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Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

Sindiso Mnisi Weeks grew up under apartheid in South Africa and is associate professor in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at UMass Boston. She lives in Nashua.

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Commentary: Commissioner Edelblut, please don’t whitewash history at our children’s expense

By: and - February 22, 2022

This month, the New Hampshire Department of Education under Commissioner Frank Edelblut released four 3-minute videos which, it claimed, “provide a robust and complete story of American history and the Black American experience.” The taxpayer-funded videos were created in partnership with “1776 Unites,” a collection of essays in the conservative Washington Examiner whose stated goal […]

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Commentary: It’s never too late, or too soon, to do the right thing

By: and - November 12, 2021

“Never give in charity what is owed in justice.” – Pope John XXIII We Americans are a generous people. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, we gave over $300 billion to charity as individuals in 2020. That’s nearly 2 percent of our nation’s GDP. And we are not just generous with our treasure: nearly one in […]

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Commentary: Does systemic racism exist in New Hampshire?

By: and - June 2, 2021

According to Republican leaders in Concord, systemic racism does not exist in New Hampshire and talk of it should be banned in our schools, state agencies, and private entities that contract with the state. Even Gov. Chris Sununu, who has pledged to veto the so-called “divisive concepts” language now in the state budget, recently denounced the term “systemic […]