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Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem : NPR Ed. A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem : NPR Ed

LA Johnson/NPR hide caption toggle caption LA Johnson/NPR A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble. First, a story: Late one night, a man searches for something in a parking lot. What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privi... How Native American Women Inspired The Feminist Movement. From left to right: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Haudenosaunee woman, Matilda Joslyn Gage "One day, a [Native American] woman gave away a fine quality horse.”

How Native American Women Inspired The Feminist Movement

The audience of women’s rights activists listened attentively as ethnographer Alice Fletcher addressed the first International Council of Women. The scene was Washington, D.C. America's Whites-Only Weed Boom. Black culture isn't the problem - systemic inequality is. The idea that it is black folks and our supposedly immoral and savage culture that creates our disproportionate rates of poverty and imprisonment is everywhere: cop shows, news media, movies set in black neighborhoods and high-school social studies classes have all perpetuated this misconception.

Black culture isn't the problem - systemic inequality is

And some are now using this old, false idea to disparage Black Lives Matter, saying that the real problem facing black communities isn’t police violence, racist oppression or economic exploitation but “black-on-black crime”. We hear this all over the place, from news columnists to Ray Lewis to Rudy Giuliani – and, most recently, reiterated by Bill Clinton. Students of Color Are Much More Likely to Attend High-Poverty Schools.

In almost all major American cities, most African American and Hispanic students attend public schools where a majority of their classmates qualify as poor or low-income, a new analysis of federal data shows.

Students of Color Are Much More Likely to Attend High-Poverty Schools

This systemic economic and racial isolation looms as a huge obstacle for efforts to make a quality education available to all American students. Researchers have found that the single-most powerful predictor of racial gaps in educational achievement is the extent to which students attend schools surrounded by other low-income students. Underscoring the breadth of the challenge, the economic segregation of minority students persists across virtually all types of cities, from fast-growing Sunbelt places like Austin, Denver, Dallas, and Charlotte to struggling Rust Belt communities like Detroit, Cleveland, and Milwaukee, to the nation’s largest metropolitan centers, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.

Among Hispanic students, the picture is noticeably similar. Lawyer’s Twitter rant explains race issues in court system. America has locked up so many black people it has warped our sense of reality. (Rachel Orr/The Washington Post; iStock) For as long as the government has kept track, the economic statistics have shown a troubling racial gap.

America has locked up so many black people it has warped our sense of reality

Black people are twice as likely as white people to be out of work and looking for a job. This fact was as true in 1954 as it is today. The most recent report puts the white unemployment rate at around 4.5 percent. To Be Young, 'Gifted' And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher : NPR Ed. 7 Reasons Why 'Colorblindness' Contributes to Racism Instead of Solves It. Author’s Notes: While this article argues that colorblindness as a concept is problematic, I’d also like to acknowledge that colorblindness as a term is problematic, as it could easily be considered an example of ableist language.

7 Reasons Why 'Colorblindness' Contributes to Racism Instead of Solves It

Huffingtonpost. Latina. Untitled. Legal Weed: White People Get Rich, Black People Get To Stay In Prison - Clutc... Ever since Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana, people have realized how much of a big business it actually is.

Legal Weed: White People Get Rich, Black People Get To Stay In Prison - Clutc...

So far Colorado has brought in over $200 million in revenue, and now it’s even a bigger hotbed of tourist activity. Just imagine the other states that are noticing the huge success of weed, best believe they’ll attempt to profit off of it. But what do the faces of those profiting off of weed look like? White and male of course. For the longest time, black men and women have faced hefty jail sentences over petty weed cases, and if you think that’ll stop now that marijuana is legalized in a couple of states, you’re wrong. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Invokes Jailed Relatives to Highlight Racism ... Supreme Court Justice Sonia SotomayorThe Deseret News, Tom Smart/AP Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has referenced Dr.

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Invokes Jailed Relatives to Highlight Racism ...

Seuss to get her point across during oral arguments. Justice Stephen Breyer on Monday drew an analogy to his grandson making excuses to avoid doing homework. Rhetorical devices take all kinds of forms on the bench. Racial Code Words: 8 Term Politicians Love. Rep.

Racial Code Words: 8 Term Politicians Love

Paul Ryan at the CPAC conference, on March 6, 2014, in National Harbor, Md. Mark Wilson/Getty Images When Paul Ryan talked about a "real culture problem" in "our inner cities in particular" this week, he wasn't the first American politician to be slammed for using racially coded language to get a point across. Far from it. Ian Haney López, author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, says it's not just the promotion of old-fashioned racial stereotypes that we need to worry about.

My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3. Tunette Powell’s sons, JJ (left) and Joah, have been suspended from school eight times combined.

My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3.

(Tunette Powell) I received a call from my sons’ school in March telling me that my oldest needed to be picked up early. Police are searching black drivers more often, but finding more illegal stuff... (iStock) For years, police records have shown that black drivers tend to be less likely than white drivers to turn up with guns or drugs when searched at traffic stops. At the same time, black drivers are three times more likely than white drivers to be subjected to these searches, according to a 2013 federal survey. You might object (or not) to the idea of racial profiling — officers taking race into account when determining whether to stop and scrutinize someone. Political Lies About Police Brutality. Dave Chappelle - Police Brutality. “Where you been running from?”: Watch officers try to detain Alabama man for ... Earlier this month in Talladega, Alabama, Corey Dickerson was out jogging very early Sunday morning when he was stopped by 2011 Officer of the Year nominee Kenneth Price because “a black man jogging at night is suspicious.”

10 Uncomfortable Truths About Being Black in America. 10. There is Even Anti-Blackness in Black Communities. I define Anti-Blackness as disdain and distancing oneself from anything that can be considered “Black.” This belief is held throughout the world. In every ethnicity, the darker the person, the more discrimination he or she faces. What Being Asian and Latino Really Feels Like. It’s a curious thing to grow up bi-racial. People don’t know how to classify you only leading to not really knowing how to classify yourself. For some Asian people, I am not really Asian because I am only half. ‘It is great, if you’re white': Madison cops arrest up to 30% of black kids a year, report finds.

A report on policing in Madison, Wisconsin revealed that officers in the city could be arresting nearly a third of black children between the ages of 10 and 17 each year. White Fragility Is Racial Violence  The shocking racial epithet hurled at USC’s student body president. Rini Sampath at the University of Southern California. 50 Years After the Moynihan Report, Examining the Black Family in the Age of ... Never marry again in slavery. Log In. How #LaughingWhileBlack reveals an ugly truth about white privilege. African Americans do the darndest things. Why Affirming the Beauty of Blackness Is Not Same as Putting White People Down. 4 Things You Should Teach Your Kids About Racism Right Now - A Quick Breakdown Of The Difference Between Hispanic, Latino And Spanish.

Slavery to Mass Incarceration. ACLU Massachusetts. An independent report released over the July 4 weekend on the Boston Police Department’s encounters with civilians confirms exactly what the BPD and the ACLU were told in March 2014, and what the ACLU said in a report released nearly 9 months ago – namely, that BPD’s street encounters reflect racially disparate treatment of Black and Hispanic people in Boston. The ACLU of Massachusetts is pleased to hear that the BPD will adopt some of the reforms we recommended in our October 2014 report, Black, Brown & Targeted, including a bias-free policing policy and regular publication of data.

But in light of the serious evidence of disparate treatment, we hope the BPD also will adopt additional reforms, such as using body-worn cameras with adequate privacy protections, that have been adopted by other major-city police departments. The Real Story of Asians in America That Hardly Anyone Is Talking About. On May 24, a heartbreaking article was published in the New York Post. Humans Of New York Posted An Undocumented Teen At Graduation And The Response... Native American Students In Utah Are Getting Pushed Out Of School At Alarming... Native American students in Utah may be getting referred to law enforcement agencies before they even know how to read. Fifty-five Native American students in kindergarten through sixth grade were referred to police officers during the 2011-2012 school year in Utah. By comparison, not a single white student in this age group received this action, even though the state educates significantly more white kids, according to a new report from the University of Utah's S.J.

#WhiteLiesMatter: Debunking Right-Wing Racist Apologetics One Fact at a Time. Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created The Ghettos. Whether You Call It “Protest” or “Rioting” May Depend on Your Race. Here's What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race : Code Switch. White America's Greatest Delusion: "They Do Not Know It and They Do Not Want ... The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson : NPR Ed.

The Crime of Innocence: White Denial, Black Rebellion and the Cost of America... Is it me or is the liberal media elite getting more tone-deaf? Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom : NPR Ed. The Murderous Scam White Elites Have Perpetrated on Blacks and Whites for at ... ‘Hunger Games’ star’s stunning critique: What if America loved black people as much as black culture? White Americans have been brainwashed about race — and it’s not just about bl... My friend died in a police van. That could have been me - if I were black.