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2/8/21: Describing a Slur Is Not the Same As Using It. Photo: Oliver Morris/Getty Images In 2019, New York Times reporter Donald McNeil Jr., working as a tour guide for high-school students traveling to Peru (a service apparently offered by the paper), got into an argument with several of them.

2/8/21: Describing a Slur Is Not the Same As Using It

The debate centered around whether one of the students’ classmates deserved to have been suspended over a video that surfaced of her, as a 12-year-old, saying the N-word. McNeil, according to a statement released by the Times, asked about the context of the word — was she rapping, or quoting a book title, or using the word as a slur? McNeil’s distinction apparently made little headway with his interlocutors, who accused him of using the term himself.

Two weeks ago, the Daily Beast reported on their allegations. Vast Racial Gap in Death Penalty Cases, New Study Finds. WASHINGTON — Black lives do not matter nearly as much as white ones when it comes to the death penalty, a new study has found.

Vast Racial Gap in Death Penalty Cases, New Study Finds

Building on data at the heart of a landmark 1987 Supreme Court decision, the study concluded that defendants convicted of killing white victims were executed at a rate 17 times greater than those convicted of killing Black victims. There is little chance that the new findings would alter the current Supreme Court’s support for the death penalty. Its conservative majority has expressed impatience with efforts to block executions, and last month it issued a pair of 5-to-4 rulings in the middle of the night that allowed federal executions to resume after a 17-year hiatus. But the court came within one vote of addressing racial bias in the administration of the death penalty in the 1987 decision, McCleskey v. Kemp. The decision has not aged well. In 1991, after he retired, Justice Lewis F. “Yes,” he told his biographer. Axios Hard Truths. 5/29/20: UW Medicine to exclude race from calculation of eGFR.

Tupac Talks Donald Trump & Greed in America in 1992 Interview. Secret Service Officers Confronted 2 Black Moms & Their Babies w/Guns on Natl Mall. U.S. History: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) Mid 2020-? Police Murder of Yet Another US Citizen of Color Triggers Mostly Peaceful Protests Jacked Up by Angry Cops w/Weapons.

How Black Women Describe Navigating Race & Gender in the Workplace. Executive Summary Interviews with 10 women of color shed light on some of the common challenges faced by black women in the workplace, how they cope with those challenges, and how those coping mechanisms affect their chances of long-term success.

How Black Women Describe Navigating Race & Gender in the Workplace

Many of the women talked about having to code-switch, or embrace the dominant culture at work. Another pattern was what one of the women called “dimming my light,” or dampening aspects of their personality to avoid making colleagues uncomfortable. Zero of the women interviewed regularly worked with other women of color. A few years ago I started attending classes for my part-time MBA. In September, Ellen McGirt published an article in Fortune exploring why there are zero African-American women running Fortune 500 companies. Claudette Colvin: The 15-year-old who came before Rosa Parks. Why putting Black women first may save us from economic disaster. In 2008, our economy experienced an economic crisis in which Black women lost 258,000 jobs—more than twice as many as the jobs gained by Black men.

Why putting Black women first may save us from economic disaster

Our current economic crisis is unfortunately offering up disparity déjà vu. The ravages of the coronavirus have resulted in employment among Black women dropping 11 percentage points—more than any other group. Despite historically low unemployment rates in March, within a month of the pandemic, Black women’s unemployment rate has climbed to 16.9%, suffering the greatest job losses as compared with other groups. Employment has dropped sharply in the COVID-19 labor market—Black women face the largest losses: Employment-to-population ratio by race and gender, February–April 2020 ChartData Download data The data below can be saved or copied directly into Excel.

The data underlying the figure. Note: White refers to non-Hispanic whites, Black refers to Blacks alone. Embed Copy the code below to embed this chart on your website. Download image Embed. Donald Trump and the truth about race and real estate in America. Trump/ GOP Candidates Escalate Race & Fear as Election Ploys. [Learn more about the five battlefields for control of the House.]

Trump/ GOP Candidates Escalate Race & Fear as Election Ploys

The caravan — a group estimated to comprise some 7,000 people making its way through Mexico — is the latest focal point for Mr. Trump and his ideological allies. The story has permeated conservative media in recent days, amplified by figures like Rush Limbaugh and Pat Buchanan, and a long lineup of Fox News personalities. Some conservative outlets, like, which regularly peddle conspiracy theories, have pushed false claims that the caravan includes Islamic terrorists and suggested — again, baselessly — that the liberal investor George Soros might be financing the expedition. Mr. Stephen K. Right now, Mr. There is precedent for red-state voters rewarding Republicans for racially inflammatory rhetoric, including in the 2014 midterm elections.

“Americans are rejecting that dark vision,” said Mr. Virginia gerrymandering. AltRight: From fringe→White House. 02/29/16 Valedosta, GA. 3/27/19: Atty Rashad James files complaint against Harford Co. Sheriff’s Office. Merikins. 9/18: Black people in Louisiana nearly 3 times more likely to be arrested for pot possession. Black people in Louisiana are nearly three times as likely as whites to be arrested on a charge of marijuana possession, according to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center on racial profiling.

9/18: Black people in Louisiana nearly 3 times more likely to be arrested for pot possession

The report states black people in the state are 2.9 times more likely to be arrested for pot possession, even though a 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found black and white people use marijuana "at similar rates. " The analysis of marijuana possession arrests, published in the report made public on Tuesday (Sept. 18), is based on 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data - data individual law enforcement agencies voluntarily provide to the U.S.

Department of Justice, as well as U.S. Census Bureau population data. The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit organization that advocates for equal justice and equal opportunity. State Police settle racial profiling lawsuit. Reparations. Breitbart under Manning. Why White People Seek Black Privilege. King, of course, isn’t the first leading black activist with no black biological background: Rachel Dolezal, former head of the Spokane, Washington NAACP and adjunct professor of African-American studies at Eastern Washington, turned out to be a white woman.

Why White People Seek Black Privilege

Untitled. 11/23/19: Racism and the black hole of gun control in the US. I will never forget the day in eighth grade when my friend pointed a pistol at my face and pulled the trigger.

11/23/19: Racism and the black hole of gun control in the US

I am old enough now that many of my childhood memories have faded into blurry black and white pictures, but 30 years later, that scene is a vivid colour film in my memory. I can see the smirk in his brown eyes as he points the pistol at my forehead, the slightly blue shimmer of the metal in the afternoon light, the way that the flat side of the barrel reached a nipple of an opening, suddenly curving inward, and the explosion of sound as he pulled the trigger. Time stretches in moments like these, and as time expanded before me, I thought about my teacher, Mr Levi, and what he told me about space.

He had taken a piece of paper from a binder and, twisting it, folded it upon itself so the holes lined up. He drew an arrow going into the hole on one side, and another coming out of it on the other. Latchkey kids My friend, we will call him Ralph, was a "latchkey kid" like myself. 8/21/15: Race in the US: What if your identity was a lie? My father's anger was a storm.

8/21/15: Race in the US: What if your identity was a lie?

Like many other boys, I was carefree and careless with a thoughtlessness that bordered on stupidity.