Tag: Discrimination

Mazel Tov, Trump. You’ve Revived the Jewish Left.

On Aug. 11, more than 1,000 people marked Tisha B’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, by occupying an Amazon Books store in Manhattan, protesting the technology behemoth’s technical support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sitting on the floor, they read harrowing accounts of people in immigration detention and recited the Kaddish, the […]

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Episode 1: The Fight for a True Democracy

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher “They had been made black by those who believed themselves to be white. And where they were headed, black equaled slave.” Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans […]

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In North Carolina’s Prisons, Racial Injustice Strikes Again

One prosecutor called the defendant in a murder case a “big black bull” in front of an all-white jury. Another prosecutor, taking notes on prospective jurors, described a black juror who drank as a “blk wino,” while describing a white juror who drank as “drinks — country boy — O.K.” In a third case, a […]

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Introducing ‘1619,’ a New York Times Audio Series

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the British colony of Virginia. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by […]

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Indonesia Sends Police to Restive Region After Racial Slurs Ignite Protests

BANGKOK — Protests erupted across the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua this week after reports circulated that students from the region were harassed by the police and insulted with racist slurs in the East Java city of Surabaya. Thousands of people took to the streets in the two distant provinces, torching a provincial […]

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Jews as ‘Disloyal’: The Long, Toxic Back Story

WASHINGTON — When President Trump said this week that American Jews who chose to vote for Democrats were being disloyal, he was flirting with a notion that has fueled anti-Semitism for generations and has been at the root of some of the most brutal violence inflicted upon Jews in their history. The accusation that Jews […]

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Allegations

Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images (Getty Images) With the integrity of the Philadelphia police department crippled by allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, commissioner Richard Ross made the abrupt decision to resign on Tuesday. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney released an official statement announcing the shocking news. “Today, Commissioner Ross tendered his resignation,” Kenney said in his […]

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Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner Resigns as Officers Accuse Colleagues of Harassment

Richard Ross Jr., the Philadelphia police commissioner, abruptly resigned on Tuesday after what the city’s mayor described as a failure to stop harassment and discrimination in the department. “New allegations of sexual harassment as well as gender and racial discrimination among the rank and file have recently been brought to my attention,” Mayor Jim Kenney […]

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Who’s to Blame When Algorithms Discriminate?

When the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, the injustice it aimed to root out in the housing market was often egregious: Real estate agents steered black families away from white neighborhoods; landlords refused to rent to them; and property managers’ racism was plainly stated in apartment listings. The culprits were clear and their […]

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Texas School District Faces Lawsuit After Staffers Fill in Black Student’s Hair With a Sharpie: ‘That’s Assault’

Screenshot: Click2Houston If ever there was a perfect justification for throwing hands, it’s the discovery that staffers at your 7th grader’s middle school filled in his fade with a Sharpie. Thankfully, however, cooler heads prevailed, and instead of snatching the soul out of the offending party’s chests, a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed instead. […]

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Fighting Racism Even, and Especially, Where We Don’t Realize It Exists

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACISTBy Ibram X. Kendi What do you do after you have written “Stamped From the Beginning,” an award-winning history of racist ideas that examined some of America’s most seemingly progressive intellectuals — Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, W. E. B. Du Bois — to expose what one reviewer called the “unwitting […]

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Blackface, Staple of Arab Comedy, Faces Surge of Criticism

CAIRO — On the Libyan comedy show, the punch line was in the baby carriage. An elevator door slams shut, separating the mother — an actress in blackface — from her babies. A hidden camera shows unsuspecting passengers trapped inside with the baby carriage. “Watch my babies!” the mother calls out in mock horror. But […]

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How Stephen Miller Rode an Anti-Immigration Wave to the White House

#miller-graphics-area #interactive-leadin, #miller-graphics-map #interactive-leadin, #miller-graphics-area #interactive-headline, #miller-graphics-map #interactive-headline { max-width:600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } WASHINGTON — When historians try to explain how opponents of immigration captured the Republican Party, they may turn to the spring of 2007, when President George W. Bush threw his waning powers behind a legalization plan and conservative populists buried […]

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Four Million Indians in One State Risk Being Denied Citizenship. Most Are Muslims.

NEW DELHI — More than four million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as the government pushes a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda that has challenged the country’s pluralist traditions and aims to redefine what it means to be Indian. The hunt for migrants is unfolding in Assam, a […]

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How Women Can Escape the Likability Trap

There has been a lot of talk recently in the political arena about the likability trap for women: Women who behave in authoritative ways risk being disliked as insufferable prima donnas, pedantic schoolmarms or witchy women. What you haven’t heard about much is the way successful women overcome this form of gender bias. I have […]

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Girl’s Quest to Sing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir Is Dashed

BERLIN — A court on Friday blocked a 9-year-old German girl from joining Berlin’s oldest cultural institution, its all-boys’ choir, after she sued to be allowed to sing with the chorus, in a case that pitted a push for gender parity against centuries of musical tradition. Berlin’s administrative court said that artistic freedom was more […]

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Labor Dept. Moves to Expand Religion Exemption for Hiring and Firing

The Labor Department has proposed a rule that would allow more federal contractors to base employment decisions on religion, a move that rights advocates said could be used to discriminate against workers for all manner of reasons. The proposal, announced on Wednesday, seeks “to provide the broadest protection of religious exercise recognized by the Constitution […]

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Is Josh Hawley the Future of the G.O.P.?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is Missouri Senator Josh Hawley the future of the Republican Party? This week on “The Argument,” Ross Douthat sits down with the first-term lawmaker to discuss the conservative case for cracking down on powerful […]

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