In 2007, Ellison became the first member of the Muslim faith ever elected to the U.S. Congress. In 2017 he became Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee after losing a close race for Chair to former Obama DOJ official Tom Perez.
The U.S. is not the only place where the advance of racism and misogyny in politics has spurred Black women to run for office at unprecedented levels. In Brazil, a record 1,237 Black women will be on the ballot this Sunday in the country’s Oct. 7 general election.
When analyzing these problems, researchers and others tend to focus on how the experiences of racial minorities compare with those of Whites. Often missing is whether there are differences among individuals of the same racial group in terms of how they experience bias.
Although there is a huge debate over just these questions, one area frequently overlooked is how automation will affect the prospect of gender equality.
The star-studded line up of speakers and entertainers to honor the late Aretha Franklin includes Steve Wonder, Jennifer Hudson and former President Bill Clinton, among many others.
Annan had a Minnesota connection. In 1961, he graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul and returned to the campus numerous times for speaking engagements, most recently in May of this year for the dedication of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship.
Aretha Franklin leaves an iconic legacy instrumental in changing popular music the world over.
In a Justice Department statement on July 13, the reason given for reopening the Till investigation was related to, “receiving new information.” However, the Justice Department did not detail exactly what the new information was. According to USA Today, the decision was revealed to Congress in a February report, but it is unclear what the Justice Department is prepared to act on.
I think it’s because we live in the age of Trump. Some White people think they have a license to call the police even though they know that Black people are not doing anything wrong.