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Georgia voter suppression under Kemp has broad impact. Georgia governor Brian Kemp.

Georgia voter suppression under Kemp has broad impact

Photo: John Amis/AP/Shutterstock Brian Kemp is Georgia’s governor due to one of the most controversial elections in recent memory. As secretary of state since 2010, he had eight years to winnow the electorate to his liking before November 2018, and did so by purging 1.4 million voters from the rolls, placing thousands of registrations on hold, and overseeing the closure or relocation of nearly half of the state’s precincts and polling sites.

The unstated goal — though it was clear to anyone watching similar efforts by Republicans across the South — was to reduce the voting power of unfavorable constituencies: black people, poor people, students, and others. A study from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published on Friday shows just how successful these efforts were. Black kids go missing at a higher rate than white kids. Here's why we don't hear about them. Each of these cases is compelling, but the two didn't receive the same amount of media attention.

Black kids go missing at a higher rate than white kids. Here's why we don't hear about them

Some experts believe it's because Closs is white and Fitts is black. In fact, data shows that missing white children receive far more media coverage than missing black and brown children, despite higher rates of missing children among communities of color. Trump’s 'Invasion' Was a Corporate Recruitment Drive.

All three books reached the same conclusion: What Trump has described as an immigrant “invasion” was actually a corporate recruitment drive for poor, vulnerable, undocumented, often desperate workers.

Trump’s 'Invasion' Was a Corporate Recruitment Drive

One of the poultry plants that Stuesse explored, in the small town of Morton, Mississippi, was raided last week. B. C. The Marijuana Industry Alienates Black People and Benefits White Folks. In 1992, Tupac famously said “instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.”

The Marijuana Industry Alienates Black People and Benefits White Folks

The effects of the War on Drugs are still active and visible 25 years after the rapper called attention to this already decades old problem. Black people are nearly four times more likely to get arrested for marijuana possession than white people, despite marijuana usage being the same between the two groups. In 2015, African-Americans made up 30 percent of the population of Oakland,California but 77 percent of cannabis arrests, compared to 4 percent for whites. Like many of the public policies in the U.S., the policies around the prohibition of marijuana was racialized and relied on racist propaganda instead of factual, scientific research. Before Richard Nixon, the man known for inciting the War on Drugs, there was Harry J. Today, those same white women are benefitting heartily from the legal cannabis market.

We scorned addicts when they were black. It is different now that they are wh... Black Girls Are Being Increasingly Criminalized in D.C. In D.C., black girls were arrested at a rate over 30 times that of white youth in 2015.

Black Girls Are Being Increasingly Criminalized in D.C.

The kids are not alright—well, not all of them. In Washington, D.C., the percentage of young black girls entering the juvenile justice system has risen dramatically, even as that of young black boys has decreased. Young black girls are now likely to be arrested at 30 times the rate of white boys and girls together, according to a new report by the advocacy group Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative. The Anger of the White Male Lie – Ijeoma Oluo. I’m reading an email from a white man.

The Anger of the White Male Lie – Ijeoma Oluo

It is about 15 paragraphs of poorly written vitriol, telling me in far too many words about how wrong I am. About everything. #APeoplesJourney: African American Women and the Struggle for Equality. 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. 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. The black unemployment rate? But the economic picture for black Americans is far worse than those statistics indicate.

To Be Young, 'Gifted' And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher : NPR Ed. Jamie Jones/Ikon Images/Corbis On a recent, chilly Sunday morning, children ranging in age from 4 to 6 waited with their parents in the cafeteria of a Brooklyn school. Each wore a name tag. The kids chatted cheerfully (in several languages) until each was summoned upstairs to be tested for a spot in New York City's gifted program.

Their parents sent them off with hugs and the promise of special treats for doing their best. 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. In the end, I chose to use the term, but I hope that in ridding ourselves of the concept, we can also rid ourselves of the term.

Thank you to my former students who have shared their race-based experiences, enabling me to write this article. Huffingtonpost. Latina. Untitled. Legal Weed: White People Get Rich, Black People Get To Stay In Prison - Clutc... 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. 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. Racial Code Words: 8 Term Politicians Love. Rep. My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3. Police are searching black drivers more often, but finding more illegal stuff... Political Lies About Police Brutality. Dave Chappelle - Police Brutality.

“Where you been running from?”: Watch officers try to detain Alabama man for ... 10 Uncomfortable Truths About Being Black in America. What Being Asian and Latino Really Feels Like. ‘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 ... Log In. How #LaughingWhileBlack reveals an ugly truth about white privilege. 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. The Real Story of Asians in America That Hardly Anyone Is Talking About. 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... #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.