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Systemic Racism

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

Jes Minor | Posted 07.06.2015 | 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.

Charleston Is Testing the Soul of America

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Jim Wallis

It remains to be seen if this racial atrocity will awaken the soul of white America and create a multiracial commitment against the lingering sins of systemic racism. Will the continuing racial injustice in America now be more forthrightly addressed -- by all of us? That will be the moral test of white America's soul.

Wall Street Could Win Big If SCOTUS Guts Key Civil Rights Law

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 22(Reuters) - If the state of Texas prevails in a civil rights case about to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, landlords and devel...

Understanding the Baltimore Protests Over the Death of Freddie Gray

Udoka Okafor | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices
Udoka Okafor

Like most people, I condemn violent protests, including what took place in Baltimore. However, the violence ought to be seen as occurring within the institutional context that has bred it.

South African University Removes Statue Of British Imperialist

Reuters | Wendel Roelf | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

South Africa's University of Cape Town removed a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes on Thursday to cheers from students, a symbolic move that ...

How Ferguson's Legal System Echoes An Ugly Past

BuzzFeed | Adam Serwer | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices

In 2012, a 32-year-old black man named Michael was sitting in his car in Ferguson, Missouri, cooling off after playing basketball, when a police offic...

Yes, Black America Fears The Police. Here's Why.

ProPublica | Nikole Hannah-Jones | Posted 03.05.2015 | Black Voices

This story was co-published with Politico Magazine.Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her fam...

The Worst States for Black Americans

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business

Racial disparities in social and economic outcomes exist in all parts of the United States. Black Americans make about 62 cents for every dollar earne...

Response to Ferguson: Systemic Problems Require Systemic Solutions

John A. Powell | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
John A. Powell

Decades of segregation and inequality in Ferguson, as well as most American metropolitan areas, have fostered a racial inequality exacerbated by the criminalization of not just poverty, but the criminalization of black and brown bodies. Too many whites are too willing to believe that a black body poses a threat.

Ambiguous Power Guy and Divesting From Mainstream LGBTQ Movements

J Mase III | Posted 01.04.2015 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

As trans people of color, we must be empowered to walk away from organizations that do not hear our rallying cries and our petitions, that pass us over for promotions again and again. Every day, new organizations serving trans people of color are popping up that empower our communities. Let's do better at supporting them.

Braden Goyette

15 Charts That Show The U.S. Isn't Over Racism | Braden Goyette | Posted 03.27.2015 | Black Voices

On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, officially banning discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. ...

Rebecca Hiscott

White People Think One Black Person's Success Proves Racism Is Over | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business

As the votes were tallied for the 2008 presidential election, conservative pundit William Bennett weighed in on the election's significance. “I’ll...

We Shouldn't Make Excuses For Racism

Asher Huey | Posted 05.30.2012 | Black Voices
Asher Huey

Friday morning on Fox and Friends, Geraldo Rivera stated, "I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman wa...

Anti-Abortion Billboards Demonstrate Ignorance of problems facing Black community

Christine Bork | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

These billboards recklessly imply that women of color are simple, one-dimensional, misguided and incapable of intelligent choices related to their own bodies, families and communities.

Did a White Sheriff and District Attorney Orchestrate a Race-Based Coup in a Northern Louisiana Town?

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jordan Flaherty

In Waterproof, Louisiana, the African American mayor and police chief assert that they have been forced from office and arrested as part of an illegal coup carried out by an alliance of white politicians.

Africville apology is a start, not an end

Mike Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Barber

Last week's apology by city of Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly, for the evictions and razing of the African-Canadian community of Africville in Nova Scotia ...

White Racism Black Bigotry: The Talk About Race is All Wrong!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The problem with discussing "issues of race," is that it dummies down the issue of racism to an individual level, when the real problem is at the macro level.

American Violet: A Powerful Movie about Race and the Drug War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without spoiling the ending, American Violet is an excellent movie, and tells the story in a moving and heart-wrenching fashion.