America and Race

By Kevin James O'Brien | Kevin James O'Brien created a magazine on Flipboard. “America and Race on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kevin James O'Brien”.

I Am Your Uppity Negro 

When I was growing up in and around Los Angeles, there were neighborhoods that I knew not to visit and certain stores I knew were off-limits. They …

Michael P. Jeffries: Obamacare repeal is based on racial resentment

House Republicans are taking health services away from disabled children, women who give birth, and survivors of rape and sexual assault. They are …

Fear of Diversity Made People More Likely to Vote Trump

Sean McElwee, Jason McDanielThe 2016 election was really a battle about having an open society.

Diversity

Republicans’ views of blacks’ intelligence, work ethic lag behind Democrats at a record clip

Over the last two decades, there has never been a bigger divide between white Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views of the intelligence and work ethic of African Americans, according to the new General Social Survey.<p>The GSS is a wide-ranging study of cultural and political attitudes done …

Racism

Speak to Inspire Action: Tips for public speaking

Great ideas alone don't change our world. Great ideas that inspire us to take action do.<p><b>Tips include:</b><p>- Speak to those who will listen<p>- Own the room<p>- …

A Racial-Equity Scholar Describes His ‘Painful Gratitude’ for Donald Trump

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Research says there are ways to reduce racial bias. Calling people racist isn’t one of them.

The challenge for anti-racists looking for solutions in Trump’s America.<p>In 2016, researchers stumbled on a radical tactic for reducing another person’s bigotry: a frank, brief conversation.<p>The study, authored by David Broockman at Stanford University and Joshua Kalla at the University of California …

Racism

KING: Kaepernick’s camp cements his status in the black community

"Dad. Does Colin still have a game on Sunday?"<p>The question was a smart one for any football fan to ask - particularly one who's rooting hard for …

What Actually Makes White People Scared of Talking About Race?

It took being gaslit on Twitter for me to realize that we won't be able to have serious discussions about diversity while white fragility exists.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Call it a delayed reality check. Over the past couple of years, the UK's publishing world has become …

Racism
Racism

Black Lives Matter Releases Policy Agenda

It has been nearly two years since the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off outrage and a national movement to save black lives from state violence. Now, just days ahead of the anniversary of Brown’s death, a coalition of organizations that grew from …

Black Lives Matter

Freddie Gray case: All charges dropped against remaining officers

<b>Baltimore (CNN) —</b> Baltimore prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges against the three remaining officers facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray's death.<p>Gray, 25, died after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody in April 2015. Three of the six officers charged in the case had …

Policing

WATCH: Rising right-wing star tries to take down Van Jones — but gets taught an epic lesson instead

CNN commentator Van Jones verbally sparred with a conservative journalist — and even some bystanders — for nearly 30 minutes on the street outside …

Emperor Trump Has No Clothes

Judging from columnists of color who weighed in this week, the declarations from <b>Donald J. Trump</b> that he is appealing to more than a handful beyond …

Donald Trump

Correction: Police Shootings-White Sympathy story

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — In a story July 23 about white sympathy for black civil rights issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the involvement of Ohio mother Lisa Vahey. She is seeking changes at her daughter's high school, not her son's.<p>In addition, the story should have made clear that …

The Coming War on ‘Black Nationalists’

After Gavin Long’s attack on officers in Baton Rouge, Police Chief Carl Dabadie observed that police “are up against a force that is not playing by …

North Miami police shoot black man who said his hands were raised while he tried to help autistic group-home resident

<i>UPDATE: Police on Friday identified the officer involved and placed a second officer on leave. Head here for more.</i><p>NORTH MIAMI, Fla. — Authorities said Thursday that they were investigating a shooting Monday in which a police officer shot a man who had said his hands were empty and raised at the …

Policing

Search icon

The Department of Education recently released some startling numbers about how much our country spends on prisons versus schools that added fuel to …

Education

Blacks Are Still Significantly Less Likely to Get Approved for a Mortgage than Whites

Black borrowers in cities like St. Louis, Missouri, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are less likely to get a mortgage than their white counterparts in …

How To Survive America

Things got so bad in America last week that the Bahamas felt that its nearly all-black citizenry had to be warned. Nations typically give travel …

Policing

The politics of bigotry: Donald Trump and the rise of white racial victimhood

The best antidote to Trump's claims of white victimhood is the actual history of racial progress in America<p>“Bully,” “Fascist,” sexist,” “man-baby,” all are phrases hurled at Donald Trump by pundits and commentators of late, as Trump continues his unlikely march to the Republican nomination. Trump, …

Donald Trump is a racist. Not a dog-whistler but a consistent, reliable white supremacist

The GOP nominee has made no secret of his views about minorities. What took Republicans so long to take notice?<p>Dana Milbank’s June 6 article in <i>The Washington Post</i> was aptly headlined, “Republicans finally discover that Trump is an actual racist.” Not a virtual racist, not a borderline or occasional …

Donald Trump

The right wing’s projection and obsession: Their hunger to pervert Black Lives Matter rises after Dallas

"All Lives Matter" must be transformed from a BLM smear to honoring the lives of heroes & police brutality victims<p>On Thursday, there were peaceful marches and vigils across the United States to protest the video-recorded killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as the broader …

Racism

Still Confused about White Privilege? Let This Eighth-Grader School You

This kid is spittin' truth.<p>Eighth grader Royce Mann is going viral, thanks to a poem about white privilege he wrote and recited at a school contest.<p>"Dear women, I'm sorry. Dear black people, I'm sorry. Dear Asian-Americans, dear Native Americans, dear immigrants who came here seeking a better life, …

It's Time For Action, To Help Heal America's Racial Divide

Americans have faced the deepest of tragedies since Independence Day this year. First, the death of two black men after encounters with police. Then the shooting of five police officers in Dallas by a sniper who reportedly wanted to kill white cops as payback.<p>It has been four years since the death …

Law Enforcement

The 'Black Lives Matter' Movement Explained In Under 10 Minutes

"Being united is an ideal, not a plan."<p>If you’re one of the people who still don’t “get” the Black Lives Matter movement, it might be worth it to watch a video going viral this week that provides a straightforward explanation of what the movement is ― <i>and why it’s so important.</i><p>In a video titled …

Black Lives Matter

President Barack Obama in Open Letter to Law Enforcement: 'We Have Your Backs'

In the wake of two attacks on police officers in as many weeks, leaving a total of eight officers dead, President Barack Obama penned an open letter to law enforcement, committing to support them and fight the notion of pervasive division in the country.<p>"Any attack on police is an unjustified …

Barack Obama