Rachel Baughn

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Education Is Not Great Equalizer for Black Americans

Gaps in wealth, not in education, between black and white families may be the most powerful force locking Americans into their social class.<p>In the story of the American Dream, education and a good job are supposed to erase the class differences into which we are born and open opportunity to anyone …

Hollywood’s Still Racist: Why the Deadline ‘Ethnic Casting’ Piece Is Dangerous

When Deadline posted its deplorably tone deaf, borderline racist (in that there was once a border somewhere, and Deadline has long since crossed that …

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Taraji P. Henson Won't Send Son to USC Due to Alleged Racial Profiling

The ‘Empire’ actress said her son was racially profiled near the campus.<p>Nobody messes with Cookie's sons, or <b>Taraji P. Henson</b>'s in real life.<p>Henson’s …

We treat racism like it’s going extinct. It’s not.

When 28-year-old George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on a residential Sanford, Florida, street in February 2012, after trailing the …

Austin mayor outraged by 'white people only' stickers posted on businesses

<b>(CNN) —</b> Someone is posting stickers that say "exclusively for white people" on businesses in the Texas capital of Austin. And the mayor is not amused.<p>"This is an appalling and offensive display of ignorance in our city," Mayor Steve Adler said in a statement. "Our city is a place where respect for …

Income inequality increasing in major US cities

The wealth disparity grew both for major metropolises and the country as a whole between 2012 and 2013. But some of the nation’s largest cities have …

Inequality Keeps Creeping Higher in America's Largest Cities

A new analysis finds that the largest cities in the U.S. are also some of its most unequal, now more than ever.<p>Economic inequality across America’s large, coastal cities continues to deepen, according to a new study released this week by the Brookings Institution. The study, by Alan Berube and …

Desperately Seeking Equality and Justice

by Pragna Patel Follow @SBSisters<p>What would a set of key asks from Southall Black Sisters (SBS) look like? We can start by looking at a snapshot of …

Equality: Fixin' to Get Around to it

It moves at a different stride than the rest of the country. It's a patient pace, steadily moving or stalling at the speed of trust or understanding. Time isn't a clock or a calendar; it's more like a season, the last time you've visited relatives, or who's currently in office. Change is …

Starbucks is a national joke: Why its #RaceTogether campaign is so “self-righteous”

<b>Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz (Reuters/David Ryder)</b><p>University of Pennsylvania’s Adolph Reed tells Salon why the corporation’s new gambit is neoliberal self-parody<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 19, 2015 12:30pm (UTC)<p>As you probably know by now, Howard Schultz, the chairman and CEO of the …

Black UVA student bloodied during arrest: 'How could this happen?'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As he was lying facedown on the pavement, with blood flowing from his forehead, Martese Johnson says he had just one thought racing through his mind: "How could this happen?"<p>Many are now asking the same question.<p>Johnson, a black student at the University of Virginia, suffered injuries early …

Baristas Will Fix Racism, Or Something

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz caused a stir this week when he urged the massive coffee chain’s 200,000 employees to talk to customers about race …

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