Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tag: racial inequality

The Democrats in DC promised consequential racial justice reform—where is it?

The message to Black Americans expecting more progress has largely been to wait—for a better political opportunity, for the racial wealth gap to widen, for another Black American to die at the hands of the police.

4 ways reparations can address racial inequality in education

Unequal schools are one of many manifestations of systemic racism. Changing the way schools are financed and homeowners are taxed can be a vehicle for reparations.

Thinking globally about racial justice

In 2021, joining forces for justice across national boundaries is not a choice. It is a necessity.

Sales taxes widen the racial wealth divide. States and cities have...

There are some bright spots and plenty of options for reform that could make them more effective.

Nearly two-thirds of older Black Americans can’t afford to live alone...

The scale of the economic insecurity we’ve measured among older adults of color shows how critical government support can be to people living near the financial edge.

Corporate hypocrisy on racism

Far from being the solution to systemic racism in America, these billionaires and their corporations are actively perpetuating it.

Trump EPA’s refusal to strengthen air quality standards most likely to...

“There is evidence that Black people have three times the hazard from long-term exposure to fine particles [soot] than the general population."

Don’t look away

The ongoing crisis of racially motivated police violence—and the government’s violent response to demonstrations against those actions—reminds us that change requires justice.

Nationwide rebellion against police violence demands justice for George Floyd

People are protesting the killing in Minneapolis and St Paul as well as across the country.

Rethinking reparations

Aaron Campbell was young, black, unarmed, and suffered from mental illness, exacerbated by his brother’s death that day from kidney failure. He was...

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Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Supply-chain woes

The “graveyard shift” in a pandemic world...

Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.

Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms

Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

Number of Covid boosters given in US exceeds single shots in 8 African nations...

“Our leaders’ failure to help bring the vaccines to everyone, everywhere will keep us on a cruel and never-ending cycle of illness, death, and economic suffering.”