As of 2017, Minnesota’s unenviable track record made it the nation’s second-most unequal state (just after Wisconsin). An inRead study measured disparity gaps between Black and White residents in, amongst other areas, unemployment, income, education and homeownership.
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.
Dimanche hopes that his art will open some eyes, and eventually end the American tradition of locking up, neglecting, exploiting and abusing millions in prisons across the country.
Now, in contrast to America’s “founding commitment to human rights,” all of us will recognize that the United States and “its immense wealth” were built largely on the forced removal of Native peoples from their land, the free labor of African slaves, and myriad other human rights violations.
The history of Blacks as apes or monkeys owes its start not to poor, unlettered, backwoods rednecks, but rather refined, wealthy and highly educated White people who invented so-called scientific racism in which Europeans sought to prove the inferiority of Blacks, ostensibly to justify their enslavement of Africans.
Marvel’s Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in 2000. On May 12, Boseman returned to his alma mater to address the Class of 2018 while receiving an honorary degree. The Howard University graduation was one of more than 100 Historically Black College and University graduations […]
Why are only the Black men seen as “gimme-gimme” if they filed a lawsuit, or seen as opportunistic if they went on talk shows? Why must only the Black men be expected to settle for a dollar?
Sports and politics are always intertwined. So are sports and racism, even at the youth level. The Boise Idaho Juniors Football Club, a grade school soccer team of nine and 10-year-olds from 10 countries, in January, received a threatening note that used racial epithets against its players. During soccer matches, the team players and their […]
What happened last week in Boston sadly shows that no matter how far baseball seems to have progressed since Jackie Robinson’s major league debut in 1947, it still resembles America’s non-post-racial ways. 2017 racism is virtually no different from 1947 racism. Robinson in ’47 was called the N-word and oft-taunted, simply because of his skin […]