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Systemic Racism

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Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Gordon Bennett

As long as the privileged aren't confronted with crime, poverty, economic deprivation or racism, it's far too easy to wash their hands of a responsibility all Americans should share, a more just society.

Mom Asks When Her Black Son Will Stop Being 'Cute' In Powerful FB Post

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents

In the aftermath of the tragic violence in Baton Rouge, Dallas and Minnesota, a mom’s Facebook post is reminding readers about the impact of systemi...

Stop The Killings -- Get More Active

Sheela George | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Sheela George

This antiquated dichotomy of "us versus them" needs to stop. How many more lives need to be lost before we realize there are better solutions out there? How many more mothers and daughters need to cry before we stop the killing?

Bill Striking Derogatory Terms From Federal Laws Makes Its Way To Obama

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

A bill seeking to strike derogatory terms from federal law has passed both chambers of Congress unanimously and is heading to the president's desk. H....

Where America Went Wrong With the Prison System

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 08.15.2016 | Crime
Charlene Haparimwi

What if I were to tell you that individual criminals, "thugs," low-lives, drug addicts, welfare hoarders or whatever name they have been called are actually just reactionary results to a prison industrial complex and racialized system that dooms them to repeat offenses, prison visits and failure to rise above their circumstances?

The Ones We Leave In Egypt

Avraham Bronstein | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Avraham Bronstein

There are two rabbinic assessments of the state of the Israelites at the time of the Exodus.

April 2nd Marked Four Months Since SFPD Killed Mario Woods and, Unacceptably, Nothing Has Changed

Karen Fleshman | Posted 04.04.2016 | San Francisco
Karen Fleshman

" target="_hplink"> On December 2nd, 2015, five San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) officers surrounded Mario Woods, a 26 year old black man in th...

Jurnee Smollett-Bell: We Must Address Systemic Issues That Stem From Slavery

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices

Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays a house slave who takes a gamble with her life to reach freedom in WGN America's new show "Underground," a series s...

Bursting the White Bubble of Colorblindness

John Halstead | Posted 03.08.2016 | Religion
John Halstead

"Black Lives Matter" brings race to the forefront of my consciousness, which has so long been trained to be blind to color. It speaks, not just to my mind, but to my heart -- to those places deep within me, that I don't like to acknowledge, where racist fears still have a hold on me.

Scheer Intelligence: D. Watkins and 'The Beast Side'

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer interviews author, professor and activist D. Watkins, who steered his life's path from the drug trade and jail through college and graduate school, to a successful career as a writer, professor and role model.

Here's Why Joe Biden Thinks Trump And Cruz Are Good For America

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a reception for Black History Month Tuesday evening, he thanked Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The v...

Marco Rubio On Systemic Racism: 'I'm Not Sure There's A Political Solution'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Wednesday said he sympathizes with young black men who are disproportionately targeted by the police -- a contrast to ran...

This Student Expertly Schools Her White Male Teacher On Racism

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

Teaching students about the reality of racism is important, and one video has gone viral showing what can happen when a student believes it hasn't bee...

Who Is the Real Patient? Systemic Racism Through the Eyes of Counseling

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

Focusing on what's wrong in black communities misses the point of how society reinforces those problems. The patient is not black people; it's the system of racial injustice.

These Are The States Making The Most Racial Progress

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.03.2016 | Black Voices

“I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, w...

Why Policy Alone Isn't Enough To Change Racial Injustice In America

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices

The close of 2015 brought with it decisions from grand jury not to indict anyone in the deaths of Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland, who both died in high-p...

Lender Discrimination May Be Pushing Black Churches Into Bankruptcy

Bloomberg | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.24.2015 | Business

Predominantly African American congregations make up one-fifth of U.S. religious congregations but three-fifths of church Chapter 11 filings....

Here Are The States Where It's Hardest To Be Black

24/7 Wall St. | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.08.2015 | Black Voices

Racial tension in the United States is at a high point not seen in decades. Increased outrage at incidents of police violence against black Americans ...

WVU Students and Administration Stand in Solidarity with Mizzou

Chris Hickey | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Chris Hickey

In response to the recent events at the University of Missouri, West Virginia University students, faculty, and administration stood in solidarity Thursday night. Demonstrators showcased their ability to support the necessary dialogue of campus culture while doing so in a peaceful manner.

Tale of Two Campuses: White and Black Mizzou

Erica Wright | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices
Erica Wright

I had some really great times at Mizzou and I do not regret going there, however it came with a price and a message. The message was that we were not truly wanted there, so instead of in actually making strides towards having an all inclusive school, they gave us just enough to exist within it. They gave us a campus within a campus.

Mizzou-Inspired Protests Coming At Other Colleges

Reuters | Braden Goyette | Posted 11.10.2015 | College

NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Students are holding events designed to bring attention to racial issues on a handful of U.S. college campuses this week,...

What Really Ties Together The Asian-American Experience

The New Yorker | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

In 1928, an Indian immigrant named Vaishno Das Bagai rented a room in San Jose, turned on the gas, and ended his life. He was thirty-seven. He had com...

How Black Life In New Orleans Has -- And Hasn't -- Improved Since Katrina

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

The State of Black New Orleans report released by the National Urban League on Wednesday gives clear context for the many ongoing challenges black res...

Teaching Lessons of White Supremacy in Prime-Time: Blackrifice in the Post-Apocalyptic World of the CW's The 100

Eoin Higgins | Posted 07.31.2016 | Entertainment
Eoin Higgins

The main problem with the CW's The 100 is a reliance on blackrifice to advance the motivations of the white characters in the narrative.

It's Not Just the Confederate Flag: The Example of New Haven

Jes Minor | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
Jes Minor

Yes, Confederate flags are coming down across the country, and we can cheer. But in the wake of Dylann Roof's shooting of nine black people in the Charleston African Methodist Episcopal Church, fires have blistered seven other southern black churches, even burning some to the ground.