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Black People in Portland Said No to a Trader Joe's to Keep White People from Moving In

Are black people segregating themselves?<p><i>Thumbnail photo via Flickr User Christopher.Michel</i><p><i>Welcome to another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of 1 to RACIST, with “1” being the least racist and “RACIST” being the most racist.</i><p>–Portland is known for its lumber …

Conan O'Brien

How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies

<i>'Stop and Frisk' is a threat to public health on a large scale.</i><p>Eduardo Munoz/Reuters<p>Trial in the federal class action lawsuit on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy, <i>Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al</i>, begins on March 18. At stake is whether the controversial tactic is a racial profiling …

Fighting Racism in the 21st Century Requires a Modern Formula

Earlier this year, when the Supreme Court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, much of this country responded with disappointment. The Voting Rights Act, originally passed in 1965, represented one of the most substantial pieces of legislation in American history. On …

Scientific Discoveries

Whiteboard Incident Found To Be Hoax (UPDATED)

<b>UPDATE:</b> 3/22/14, 1:00 p.m. --On March 21, the Grand Valley State University police department issued a statement regarding the incident described below. After an investigation, it determined that "the person believed to be responsible for the drawing and language written on the dry erase board is a …

Nosa: Racism worse in Spanish football

Real Betis midfielder Nosa Igiebor has told the BBC that in his experience racism is much more prevalent in Spanish football than elsewhere in Europe.<p>…

Soccer

First Black Miss Israel: 'I'm Not Ashamed To Say There Is Racism In Israel'

WASHINGTON — The first black woman to win the crown of Miss Israel says she believes the country has real problems with its treatment of refugees and immigrants from Africa but that the situation is improving.<p>“I’m not ashamed to say that there is racism in Israel; it’s a problem, but it’s a problem …

Israel

The NFL cares more about its image than addressing racism on the field

Penalising players for using the n-word while allowing the Washington Redskins to retain its name reeks of hypocrisy<p>Earlier this year, Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin shocked the sports world by abruptly leaving his team, citing "bullying" from teammates, namely Richie Incognito. The …

An Arizona Man Allegedly Threw a Burrito Covered in Racial Slurs at Immigration Activists

Protesters on hunger strike in Phoenix, Arizona, claimed that a man pulled up to their camp site and threw a burrito with the word "wetback" written on it numerous times.<p><i>Welcome to another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of one to RACIST, with “one” being the</i> …

Richard Sherman

Crying Racism

For Democrats, anyone who disagrees is a racist — even other Democrats.<p>When seven Democratic senators voted with all of the Republicans to reject …

Scientific Discoveries

ESPN FC United Blog Blog - ESPN FC

3 days ago<p>There's no change at No. 1 but the French leaders have made a move back to the top three. Meanwhile, Diego Costa's arrival has inspired …

Government urged to 'eradicate any racism in FA' after Sol Campbell claims

• MP Keith Vaz puts down motion in commons • 'Even a suspicion of racism must be fully investigated'<p>The government has been urged to "eradicate any racism in the FA" by investigating Sol Campbell's claims that he would have captained England for longer had he been white.<p>The Department for Culture, …

Prince William backs Kick It Out's anti-racism work in FA anniversary speech – video

The FA president Prince William commends the Kick It Out campaign for its anti-racism work in football at a gala for the governing body's 150 year anniversary. In the speech, William also speaks of future 'glories' in store for his club Aston Villa.

Matt Barlow: 'Our anti-poverty charity is part of Cameron's big society'

Chief executive of fast-growing charity Christians Against Poverty says it has a vital role to play in tackling debt<p>Matt Barlow, chief executive of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has just witnessed the charity's busiest day in its 18-year history. In a single day last week, 155 calls were …

The war on poverty is far from over. Business should be part of the solution, not problem

Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty still resounds across America today. While some companies are working to help those below the poverty line, they should do more<p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of former US President Lyndon Johnson's declaration of war on poverty. Many of the programs and reforms …

Homelessness

Poverty and Worklessness

The anniversary of LBJ’s declaration of a “War on Poverty” has prompted much reflection. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has just given a speech at the …

Economics

Why we continue to lose the War on Poverty

We have lost the War on Poverty. But it is not because the Census Bureau classifies the same percentage of Americans living in poverty today -- around 15 percent -- as in the 1960s.<p>Living standards for the lowest earners are much higher today than in the past because of the many means-tested …

Poverty: 'We Need To Talk About It As It Is, Not As It Was'

Finally today, I'd like to end the program where we started: talking about poverty. We, like a lot of other people in the news business have been talking about poverty a lot this week and last.<p>We're doing this because we have something called a news peg — which is a fancy word for a reason to talk …

The changing – and timeless – face of poverty

No less an authority on economic affairs than God’s son apparently suggested that ‘the poor will always be with you’. Even the heathens amongst us …

Income Inequality

Impact of poverty on exam results and how schools can help budding composers

In our round up of the research and blogs on our radar this week: what it's like leading a school that requires improvement and ideas for giving good feedback<p>Pisa test results debunk myth that poor pupils are destined to fail at school<p>Last year's Pisa tests have revealed a wealth of fascinating …

AP: 4 in 5 Americans live in danger of falling into poverty, joblessness

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.<p>Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the …

Demographics

Plans to change child poverty measures hit impasse

Row between Iain Duncan Smith and Treasury halts coalition plans to add social indicators to existing financial measures<p>Plans to change how child poverty is officially measured have been shelved due to a row between the Treasury and the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, coalition …

Poverty can happen to anyone

The rhetoric of 'work hard and get on' can fall apart very quickly and you can find yourself in a pit of joblessness, benefit delays and depression<p>I didn't manage to say very much on Channel 5's The Big Benefits Row, beyond an opening remark about people not being able to just rock up to a food …

America's New Poverty: The Poverty That Must Be Defeated

In this 50th anniversary year of the initiation of the War on Poverty (War), there has been much discussion about the war and its relative success and failure. There has been far too little attention paid, however, to America's new poverty.<p>That is a poverty of compassion, a poverty of commitment, …

Income Inequality

The Minimum Wage and Poverty

My <i>Bloomberg</i> column this week on the minimum wage cited a 2010 study about who would benefit from an increase to $9.50, which was then being debated. …

Equality

Food poverty shames this government

Churches are taking apart the coalition's increasingly threadbare moral arguments on welfare reforms and providing evidence that poor people are going hungry as a direct result of its policies<p>With a clarity and passion that elude the main political parties, the churches last week comprehensively …

The Conservatives' child poverty plan tackles poverty at source

Implementing the right measures in a growing economy will ensure we deliver a meaningful, lasting reduction<p>Tackling child poverty is, and always will be, a priority for Conservatives – and at the heart of our welfare reforms is the commitment to transform the lives of the poorest and most …

Tackling child poverty: the coalition is measuring up badly

How are ministers going to eradicate child poverty if they measure it with no reference to low wages and cuts to services?<p>It is very difficult to understand what has gone on in the coalition discussions about how child poverty is measured. Iain Duncan Smith apparently still hopes that a new measure …