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Racism

  1. 9/11
    Health Care for 9/11 Victims Is Expensive, But Islamophobia Is FreeJon Stewart’s testimony demonstrates how the GOP invokes 9/11 to inflame bigotry while remaining noncommittal on funding health care for its victims.
  2. racism
    Steve King, Diamond, and Silk Deflect Racism Charges by Unveiling Racist BillThe white supremacist congressman and the black conservative YouTube personalities have a history.
  3. office of american innovation
    Watch Jared Kushner Butcher His Own Claim That Trump Isn’t RacistKushner also said that Trump brought in “people who never would’ve been in Washington before who were not qualified by conventional standards.”
  4. vision 2020
    Trump’s Grossly Dishonest Appeal to African-AmericansTrump’s efforts to depict himself as an opponent of overzealous law-and-order politics and a champion of criminal-justice reform is beyond belief.
  5. sandra bland
    Why Are So Many ‘Bad Apple’ Police Officers Bad in the Same Way?The new Sandra Bland footage casts light on the debate over whether police misconduct is an isolated or systemic problem.
  6. just asking questions
    Daniel Okrent on the Very Familiar Immigration Panic 100 Years AgoIn his new book The Guarded Gate, he looks at a 30-year campaign — aided by elite social scientists — to keep minorities out of America.
  7. xenophobia
    Watch President Trump Laugh Over a Comment About Shooting Migrants“How do you stop these people?” Trump asked. An audience member had an idea. “Shoot them,” he yelled, causing the president to laugh.
  8. racism
    What People Get Wrong About Today’s Republican Party and Jim CrowPundits are arguing about whether the Republican Party is bringing back Jim Crow. But would the GOP’s base even care if that was true?
  9. racism
    NRA Head Says Lucy McBath Only Won House Seat Because She Is ‘a Minority Female’NRA president Carolyn Meadows said it was Lucy McBath’s race and gender, not her appealing gun-control message, that won her a House seat in November.
  10. far-right
    Louis Farrakhan More ‘Far Right’ Than Left. But Mostly, He’s an Opportunist.News outlets provoked outrage when they linked Louis Farrakhan to the far right. But they weren’t wrong.
  11. dress codes
    Houston High School Under Fire for Instituting Dress Code — for ParentsCritics say the new guidelines target black women and lower-income families.
  12. prisons
    Prison Is Torture. Voting Is Self-Defense.If prisoners continue to be barred from voting, the American electorate will continue drowning them in human-rights atrocities.
  13. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Launches Campaign With Promise to Be Kind, Rewind to 2016Biden’s launch video promises to bring voters back to a simpler time, when America’s racism was subtle, and its national myths a bit more plausible.
  14. republicans
    White Alabamians Are Doing It AgainRoy Moore, an accused child molester, is leading early polls in Alabama’s Republican primary for the 2020 U.S. Senate election.
  15. ilhan omar
    Pelosi Requests More Security for Ilhan Omar Following Trump’s 9/11 AttackMeanwhile, Sarah Sanders said on Sunday that Trump’s Islamophobic attack was a “good thing.”
  16. terrorism
    White Deputy’s Son Arrested for Black Church Arsons in LouisianaArsons and bombings that target black churches are deeply woven into U.S. history.
  17. racism
    In the Trump Era, Political Incorrectness on the RiseRacists appear to feel liberated to express themselves freely these days, and the partisan gap in racial perceptions has become very large.
  18. white nationalism
    How Kirstjen Nielsen Gave Voice and Muscle to Trump’s White Nationalist AgendaThe soon to be ex–DHS secretary was never a foil to Trump, she just limited her cruelty to what was permitted by law.
  19. vision 2020
    Will Iowans Dump Disgraced Racist Steve King?It will be ideology dueling with influence among many Western Iowa conservatives.
  20. politics
    At Famed Civil-Rights Center, Fire Destroys a Building, But Not a MissionThe Highlander Center, a longtime target of racist attacks, shows its resilience again after a white-power symbol is found at the scene of a fire.
  21. facebook
    Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Discriminates Even When It’s Not Told To, Study FindsResearchers found ad delivery was skewed by gender and race, though advertisers didn’t list demographic targets.
  22. politics
    Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Puerto RicoTrump’s long-standing antipathy for people of color is germane to his rhetoric on Puerto Rico.
  23. white nationalism
    Ex–White-Nationalist Says Tucker Carlson Hits Messaging “Better Than They Have”Derek Black, who disavowed the movement in 2013, says that his white-nationalist family watches Carlson “to get some tips on how to advance it.”
  24. apologies
    Liam Neeson Issues New Apology for Racist Revenge-Fantasy Anecdote“What I failed to realize is that this is not about justifying my anger all those years ago, it is also about the impact my words have today.”
  25. charlottesville
    Driver in Charlottesville Car Attack Pleads Guilty to 29 Hate CrimesJames Fields Jr. will not be given the death penalty.
  26. vision 2020
    Why the Story of Michael Avenatti Is a Lesson for Democrats in 2020Post-arrest, prosecutors will attempt to cast Avenatti as a grifter. But the real reason for his untrustworthiness was affirmed months ago.
  27. crime
    Second Man Found Dead in the House of Prominent Democratic DonorPolice have now confirmed that both men died of accidental methamphetamine overdoses.
  28. politics
    Puerto Rico’s Distress Shows Trump’s Contempt for Poor People of ColorThe island needs help, and it doesn’t sound like Trump is prepared to give it.
  29. white supremacy
    Racism Is Good at Hiding. Just Ask This White Nationalist Police Officer.A school resource officer in Virginia is also a member of Identity Evropa. His job? To help bigots conceal their bigotry from the public.
  30. racism
    How Much Does ‘Racial Ideology’ Matter If Racism Itself Persists?A New York Times op-ed argues that Americans are divided less by their “race” than by what they believe about race and racism. Does it even matter?
  31. just asking questions
    Ta-Nehisi Coates Is an Optimist NowA conversation about the revived debate over reparations, the 2020 Democratic primary, and the power of pop culture to advance progressive change.
  32. politics
    Trump Wants Jeanine Pirro and Her Islamophobia Back on the AirFox News benched her over her Islamophobic comments. Trump responded with a rejection of political correctness and a strange call to arms.
  33. christchuch shooting
    The Endgame of White Supremacy Is Always DeathThe mosque massacres in Christchurch, New Zealand, prove that there is no acceptable nonwhite presence under white supremacy.
  34. racism
    Did Racism Cause the Russell Westbrook Fight? That May Be the Wrong Question.On Monday, OKC star Russell Westbrook argued with an abusive fan whose insults, he claims, were “racial.” The larger truth is much more damning.
  35. fox news
    Tucker Carlson and the Folly of Debating Bigots on Their TermsThe racist, misogynist Fox News host wants his detractors to debate him on his TV show. It’s a page straight out of the modern conservative playbook.
  36. vision 2020
    Will Black Voters Still Love Biden When They Remember Who He Was?Joe Biden has the worst record on racial justice of any likely Democratic primary candidate. He is also the most popular among black voters.
  37. fox news
    Tucker Carlson’s Racist Comments Emerge, Day After Misogynistic RemarksAfter the Fox News host shrugged off a reel highlighting his misogyny, tapes emerged of him calling Iraqis “semi-literate primitive monkeys.”
  38. student protests
    Private School Students Lock Out Administrators in Protest Over Racist Video“The lockout is to try to shed light on the fact that students of color really aren’t being represented here at all.”
  39. the democrats
    Apparently, Democratic Voters Don’t Want an Anti-TrumpJoe Biden continues to lead in most 2020 polls — even though he is arguably the Democrats’ most Trump-like option.
  40. politics
    Virginia First Lady Asked Black Children to Imagine ‘Being a Slave’She reportedly also handed them pieces of raw cotton.
  41. racism
    Rashida Tlaib Said Mark Meadows’s Behavior Was Racist. She Didn’t Go Far Enough.Meadows is clearly not a credible arbiter of what is or is not racist, but when he took offense, colleagues felt compelled to coddle and reassure him.
  42. politics
    Former Maine Governor Defends Electoral College, Saying It Protects White PeopleIt’s widely understood that Republicans rely on the Electoral College to thwart democracy. But it’s unusual for one of them to admit a racial motive.
  43. michael cohen testimony
    Republican Outraged When Congresswoman Calls His Trump Defense RacistAt Michael Cohen’s hearing, Mark Meadows and Rashida Tlaib argued over whether his effort to show Trump isn’t racist was “racist in itself.”
  44. michael cohen testimony
    Republican Outraged When Congresswoman Calls His Trump Defense RacistAt Michael Cohen’s hearing, Mark Meadows and Rashida Tlaib argued over whether his effort to show Trump isn’t racist was “racist in itself.”
  45. michael cohen
    Republican to Cohen: If Trump Is Racist, Why Did He Employ This Black Woman?Cohen claimed Trump was a racist. Mark Meadows proved him wrong — by revealing that the president once let a dark-skinned woman work for him.
  46. racism
    Justin Fairfax and the Lies We Tell About LynchingsFairfax compared the sexual-assault allegations he’s facing to a lynching. Little could be further from the truth.
  47. 2020 presidential election
    What Should Democrats Do When Trump Attacks Them Over Reparations?While Democrats should dispute lies about what they mean by reparations, they should not retreat from the moral reckoning the country needs.
  48. jussie smollett
    The Jussie Smollett Case Is Not a ParableIt is still good to extend sympathy toward alleged victims of tragedy — even if that tragedy ends up being fake.
  49. howard schultz
    Howard Schultz’s Deficit of HonestyHoward Schultz says he doesn’t “see color.” That doesn’t tell us much about him, but it does tell us something about racism in America.
  50. virginia
    Why Ralph Northam’s Racist Fiasco Is a Golden Opportunity for Black VotersRalph Northam is going on a listening tour. If he genuinely listens, he has a chance to be a transformative leader. Will he?
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