Did you know that slavery is technically still legal in the United States? Or have you ever been taught the history of colonialism or the Battle of Blair Mountain? In many school districts, information about this story is glossed over — if not actively suppressed or banned from the curriculum. Politicians in states from Florida to Texas have called for removing books about gender identity and race from libraries, or passed laws preventing educators from teaching the messy, fascinating and dark truths of the history of this country. But ignoring this story doesn’t make it go away. We need to look at our past honestly to help understand how we got here and where we are going.
In this spirit, we introduce the teen vogue Dictionary: A compilation of key concepts, landmark events, and historical figures that represent the good and bad of life in the United States. Learn about top Supreme Court cases, what gender-affirming care actually means, and the true history of the Confederate flag. Meet courageous labor leaders and activists who stood against the powerful.
Keep learning, keep expanding your mind, and keep asking questions.
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what is jail Abolition The movement wants
What is affirmative action And how does it work ?
anti-fascist History and politics explained
What is Asexuality: Myths and truths about being asexual
The Authorization to use military force Passed after 9/11, still used for war
The black power movement: Understanding its origins, leaders and heritage
The political and traumatic history of black faceExplain
Buck vs. Bell: The Supreme Court case that fueled the eugenics movement
The Chinese Exclusion ActExplain
What is Colonialism? A story of violence, control and exploitation
The confederate flag: A controversial piece of American history
Copaganda: What it is and how to recognize it
What is Democratic socialism and why is it so popular?
What is disaster capitalism? A cycle of crisis, exploitation and privatization
The dust bowl Offers Key Climate Change Lessons for the United States
Economic disobedience: What is it and how does it work?
How the The Electoral College is tied to slavery and the Three-Fifths Compromise
What is Environmental racism: 10 facts about how it works
Fannie Lou Hamer: The civil rights icon who embraced youth power
The Senate Obstruction: What is it, how does it work and who does it benefit?
Food not bombs: What you need to know about the free meals collective
What young people need to know about Forced arbitration
Everything you need to know about General strikes
What is Gentrification? How it works, who it affects and what to do about it
Was Grace Lee Boggsthe Asian-American Labor organizer and writer?
Helen KellerThe Legacy of: A Socialist and Suffragist Who Pushed the Boundaries
The story of 25 Hiroshima Bombing Survivors You Should Know About
what is a Hymen? 9 facts about hymens and the concept of virginity
Unmarked graves at Indian Residential Schools Talk to the horrors encountered by students
The Indian Removal Act Was used by the US government to commit ethnic cleansing
What was the Iran–Contra Affair? A political scandal that engulfed the White House Reagan
Was Jovita Idarthe Mexican-American journalist Radical Muckraking?
What is June 19how is it celebrated and why is it important?
Martin Luther King jr. Was more radical than we remember
Why Rodney King aand the los angeles riots still matter
How to be a good Kiss
Korematsu v. United States : Why Japanese-American Teenagers Visit Internment Camps
What you need to know about the Return to earth movement
The US government’s anti-gay fear of lavenderExplain