Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: racism

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.

‘Sacrifice zones’: How people of color are targets of environmental racism

A product of environmental racism, “sacrifice zones” are located near pollution hot spots and are usually communities of color.

Food apartheid: Racialized access to healthy affordable food

"Food desert" has become a common term to describe low-income communities—often communities of color—where access to healthy and affordable food is limited or where there are no grocery stores.

Retired black NYPD detective: Derek Chauvin trial highlights ‘race-based’ police brutality...

The trial is putting a spotlight on “the disproportionate killing of Black people by police” in the United States.

MLK opposed ‘poverty, racism & militarism’ in speech one year before...

“Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism and militarism.”

9 minutes, 29 seconds: Derek Chauvin trial opens with full video...

The death of Floyd, who was a 46-year-old Black man and father originally from Houston, Texas, sparked international protests calling for racial justice.

The bigot party

This transformation in one of America’s two eminent political parties has shocking implications, not just for the future of American democracy but for the future of democracy everywhere.

Jackson mayor demands help After month-long water crisis amid pandemic, racism,...

The crisis in Jackson, which is 82 percent Black, highlights how climate catastrophe threatens much of the nation’s aging infrastructure.

Prison guard pleads guilty to beating handcuffed inmate to death

The prison guard faces possible life sentences for the two civil rights charges and another 20 years for the misleading information charge.

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Biden refuses to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline

We will do our very best to see this pipeline removed, our water protected, and our sacred lands healed."

Lawsuit filed after police fracture elderly woman’s arm on video

“This is not community policing. This is community terrorism.”

Private security firm accused of working illegally to protect oil and gas pipelines in...

Leighton, which is based in Texas, has also been accused of operating without a license in North Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, and Ohio.

Medical examiner accused of covering up police killing in Maryland becomes witness for Derek...

Dr. David Fowler contradicted most other expert witnesses in the trial and suggested heart trouble and other issues, not the police restraint, caused George Floyd’s death.

New study finds undisclosed ingredients in Roundup lethal to bumblebees

"Will the Biden administration fix this problem, or will it allow the EPA to continue its past practice of ignoring the real-world harms of pesticides?"