Kamala Harris’s team is reading up on gender studies and preparing the VP candidate for a debate that now feels more important.
Molly Hensley-ClancyKamala Harris will be the first Black woman in a VP debate. So her debate prep looks different.
Me and @rubycramer on how Harris's team is thinking about race and gender dynamics in Wednesday's debate
For all the talk of a constantly shifting election, my trip to Minnesota showed how things may not be changing much. Voters know what they care about, and their minds are made up.
Molly Hensley-ClancyWhen I booked a flight to Minnesota, the race was tightening, a huge backlash was brewing against BLM, and MN was a swing state. By the time I landed, it didn’t, it hadn’t, and it wasn’t.
On an election that constantly changes and also maybe never does
The public focuses its attention on divides between schools, while tracking has created separate and unequal education systems within single schools.
Molly Hensley-ClancyTake a sec to learn about how “gifted” programs segregate kids by race! Black students are half as likely as white kids to be put into “gifted” programs. Some districts ID kids as early as kindergarten with questionable tests that parents have to pay for
An alarming photo of a hallway crowded by mostly maskless students in a Georgia high school raises issues with reopening schools all around the country.
Molly Hensley-Clancy“I had no choice.”
After a the mother of a student at North Paulding saw a viral photo of its crowded, maskless hallways, she wanted to keep him home. But the virtual school was full, and she was told he’d face consequences if he didn’t come to class.
Molly Hensley-ClancyBehind that viral photo of a high school hallway in GA:
Teachers say staff tested positive after going to work with symptoms, there's an outbreak on the football team, and students say they were forced to attend in-person.
From me and @ceodonovan
Ilhan Omar, facing a primary based in part on her national image, said in an interview her image and identity justify her politics.
Molly Hensley-ClancyI spoke to Ilhan Omar ahead of a tough primary she's facing next week about how her identity has shaped her first term in Congress — from personal attacks to political fights to the decision to endorse Joe Biden.
A rookie had vowed to continue to kneel during the anthem when the season began. On Saturday, dozens of other players did the same.
Molly Hensley-ClancyThe news in this story: expect a number of players, not just McCullough, to kneel during the anthem when the NWSL returns.
The first game is going to be televised on CBS.
Molly Hensley-ClancyWhen the NWSL becomes the first professional contact sport to return to play tomorrow, rookie Kaiya McCullough will kneel for the national anthem.
Chances are, she won't be the only one one.
My story for @nytimes
Interviews with more than 40 children across the country reveal American childhood in the midst of COVID-19 — and how race and class help define which children will emerge unscathed.
Molly Hensley-ClancyI've spent the past few months talking to more than 40 children about what it's like to be a kid right now, in the midst of coronavirus.
Who gets to be OK? Everywhere you look for an answer, you see the stamp of racial and economic inequality.
Molly Hensley-ClancyICYMI: A lot's been written about teachers & parents during the pandemic, but I wanted to understand what it feels like to be a child right now.
I talked to 40+ kids for this story about how the virus is splintering a generation of American children
The decision is a giant step for activists as protests rise across the country, and could drive other districts to do the same.
Molly Hensley-ClancyBreaking: Minneapolis Public Schools just voted unanimously to end its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department after the killing of George Floyd.
I talked to students & organizers about the years of work that went into this victory
“We can rebuild a building. But we cannot give this man back to his family.”
Molly Hensley-Clancy"Let my building burn, justice needs to be served."
I spoke to Ruhan Islam and his daughter, Hafsa, about the loss of their beloved family restaurant in South Minneapolis. Ruhan's "heart is broken," but they they are also focused on George Floyd.
Molly Hensley-ClancyI spoke to Ruhan Islam. He is heartbroken, but he told me this hours after his beloved restaurant burned:
“Life is more valuable than anything else. We can rebuild a building. But we cannot give this man back to his family.”
Molly Hensley-ClancyMy whole community came together to help tell this story. My mom took the photos. My friends sent me this post the instant they saw it. @byluralong helped me reach out and vouched for me.
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