Laura Babbitt

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The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration

EJI believes that the history of racial inequality and economic injustice in the United States has created continuing challenges for all Americans, …

First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis'

For many poor families in America, eviction is a real and ongoing threat. Sociologist Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute.<p>"Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," Desmond says. "Eviction is a …

Atlantic Ocean Current Slows Down To 1,000-Year Low, Studies Show

An Atlantic Ocean current that helps regulate the global climate has reached an 1,000-year low, according to two new studies in the journal Nature.<p>While scientists disagree about what's behind the sluggish ocean current, the shift could mean bad news for the climate. The Atlantic Meridional …

Global Warming

'Model Minority' Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks

A piece from New York Magazine's Andrew Sullivan over the weekend ended with an old, well-worn trope: Asian-Americans, with their "solid two-parent family structures," are a shining example of how to overcome discrimination. An essay that began by imagining why Democrats feel sorry for Hillary …

Why Your Black Friends Are No Longer Talking To You

<i>I gotta put this out there straight, no chaser.</i><p>For those folks of the caucasian persuasion who consider themselves to be open and loving, giving and …

An Evangelical Movement Takes On Climate Change

Tech & Science Climate Change Evangelicals Christianity Religion U.S. Congress<p>John Muir was a fervent believer. Not just in science or conservation …

Half of American whites see no racism around them

By Jim Tankersley<p>, Economic Policy Correspondent<p>Peyton Craighill<p>Scott Clement<p>, Polling director<p>The murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday night appears to be a horrific -- and impossible to deny -- illustration of racism in America. Federal authorities are investigating …

Pew Research Center

Why America needs to reject the Charleston massacre’s dangerous narrative of forgiveness

<b>(AP/Chuck Burton)</b><p>Well-intended forgiveness has been seized on by the media and those in power as an excuse to ignore white supremacy<p>Ericka Schiche<p>June 27, 2015 1:29pm (UTC)<p>Unfortunately, forgiveness, that element of moral sanctity which facilitates assuaging of grief, has morphed into a barrier …

South Carolina

‘I forgive you.’ Relatives of Charleston church shooting victims address Dylann Roof

By Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>The relatives of people slain inside the historic African American church in Charleston, S.C., earlier this week were able to speak directly to the accused gunman Friday at his first court appearance.<p>One by one, those who chose to speak at a bond hearing did not turn to …

South Carolina

How The Hell Did We Get Here?

Following Super Tuesday as political analysts announced Trump's wins, they were quick to note that more than any other republican candidate, Trump …

We Looked Inside Yale's Admissions Files And Found How They Talk About Applicants

If you thought it was kinda BS, you were right.

Anne Braden

Anne Braden is best known for a single act in 1954: helping a black couple buy a house in an all-white neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.<p>She and …

Behind the Veil

• Female (231)<br>• Male (155)<br>• Female; Male (14)<br>• Male; Female (14)<p>Search by Gender:<p>Showing the <b>30</b> most common Occupations — <b>Browse all 145 alphabetically »</b><p>Search …

Gender

25 Numbers That Show Police Killings Are A Bigger Problem Than We Ever Knew

Two comprehensive reports published since Saturday provide new information about police killings in the United States, filling a void left by the lack of a national standard for reporting the use of deadly force.<p>The Washington Post on Saturday published an analysis of 2015 fatal police shootings …

New Bill Says It's Time To Track The Data On Police Shootings

Two Democratic senators introduced a bill this week aimed at changing what former Attorney General Eric Holder once called the "unacceptable" lack of data on the subject of police shootings.<p>Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Tuesday introduced the Police Reporting of …

Law Enforcement

Why I Teach White History Month in February

I agree with white people who post non-stop complaints about there not being a White History Month.<p>They have had to endure Black History Month every …

Formation (Explicit)

Beyoncé’s Powerful Super Bowl Halftime Performance Celebrated Black Culture

Know Your Rights: Police Interactions

<i>Practical tips from the ACLU of Northern California<br>Updated: May 2015</i><p>Esta tarjeta también se puede obtener en español.<p>The Do’s and Don’ts of Police …

What To Do At A DUI Roadblock

<b>The following article appeared in Volume 2, Issue 4 of the NMA Newsletter.</b><p><i>By William Pangman, a past president and founder of the Wisconsin</i> …

5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search

What Happens AFTER You Refuse a Police Search?

Fair DUI Flyer: Order vs. Request