Akili Achebe

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White Nationalists Gather On Halloween To Discuss How Oppressed They Are

They're not racist, they just want a white ethno-state.<p>WASHINGTON -- The 150-plus white men who gathered on Halloween to discuss their shared European heritage and identity insisted they don’t think they’re better than other races.<p>They’re simply different, they said. They’re “white advocates” and …

Black Workers Really Do Need to Be Twice as Good

African American employees tend to receive more scrutiny from their bosses than their white colleagues, meaning that small mistakes are more likely to be caught, which over time leads to worse performance reviews and lower wages.<p>For decades, black parents have told their children that in order to …

The Workplace

17 Powerful Quotes About Racism In America

Writers and activists gathered at The New Yorker Festival to talk about systemic racism, police violence, and the changes that are coming.<p>1. There's so much kickback on [Black Lives Matter]. Here's the evidence; it's clear; it's right there in front of you. We're seeing this case after case after …

Ta-Nehisi Coates and America’s sobering racial truth: Why the criminal justice system is working precisely as intended

The public intellectual invites us to grapple with the past and its relation to our unequal present<p>On Monday, Ta-Nehisi Coates published an essay in The Atlantic titled “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” It’s a remarkable piece, both in terms of its scope and its depth. Like …

A mystery inside King Tut's tomb: Has Nefertiti been hiding there for 3000 years?

The tomb of the fabled Tutankhamun, dug into a crumbling pyramid in Egypt's vast, sun-baked Valley of Kings, has long been shrouded in superstition and rumor. There's the mystery of the child king's demise: A fatal illness? A chariot accident? Something more sinister? And then there's the storied …

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Brutality: “The Violence is Not New, It’s the Cameras That are New”

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Today, we spend the hour with Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of an explosive new book about white supremacy and being black in America. It’s …

Jackie Robinson

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …