Tag: Minorities

He Says a Union Fired Him Over His Push for Police Reform

When Gabriel Acevero, a Maryland state legislator employed by a union local, introduced a bill last year to roll back protections for police accused of misconduct, he was stepping on a potential fault line. His union, Local 1994 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, represents thousands of Black and Latino workers in food services […]

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He Says a Union Fired Him Over His Push for Police Reform

When Gabriel Acevero, a Maryland state legislator employed by a union local, introduced a bill last year to roll back protections for police accused of misconduct, he was stepping on a potential fault line. His union, Local 1994 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, represents thousands of Black and Latino workers in food services […]

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Students Create a Magazine to Salute Their Heroes: Chefs of Color

At Food and Finance High School, a New York City public school devoted to culinary arts, the Junior Spring Showcase is a big deal. The students, who split their days between academic classes and hands-on work in the kitchen, prepare for the event all year. They work within a theme, studying a chosen topic and […]

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Biden Campaign Says Just Over a Third of 2020 Staff Members Are People of Color

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. released statistics on the diversity of his presidential campaign staff on Saturday evening, announcing that 35 percent of his full-time staff members and 36 percent of his full-time senior staff members are people of color. A majority of Mr. Biden’s staff members and senior staff members are women […]

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Now Is a Time to Learn From Hispanic Americans

CORNELIUS, Ore. — Scholars call it the “Hispanic Paradox”: Despite poverty and discrimination, Hispanic Americans live significantly longer than white or black Americans. Latinos also appear to have lower suicide rates than whites, are less likely to drink alcohol, are less likely to die from drug overdoses and, at least among immigrants, appear to commit […]

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The Pandemic Work Diary of a Napa C.E.O.

Carlton McCoy, the chief executive of the storied Heitz Cellar in Napa Valley, Calif., is used to being the only black man in the room. Out of nearly 300 master sommeliers in the United States, Mr. McCoy, 36, is one of just three African-Americans. “Wine is marketed as luxurious, even entry-level pinot grigio,” he said. […]

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The People Running Campaigns Don’t Look Like Me

I have worked in politics for over 30 years. For most of those years, there have rarely been black or brown faces at the top level of most campaigns I’ve worked on. I am often the lone voice telling a room full of campaign professionals what it’s like to be pulled over by the police […]

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From Policing to Climate Change, a Sweeping Call for a ‘Moral Revolution’

A national coalition to address the challenges of the working poor released a sweeping legislative platform in a three-hour virtual rally on Saturday, including proposals to address mass incarceration, health care and wealth inequality. The policy agenda by the coalition, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, seeks to offer a concrete […]

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George Floyd Protests Stir a Difficult Debate on Race in France

BOBIGNY, France — Luc Pechangou had never joined a protest before, not even when his own neighborhood just outside Paris was convulsed with anger over the violent arrest of a young black man from the area in 2017. It was instead the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis that led him to join an anti-racism […]

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BIPOC: What Does It Mean?

Black Americans have been called by many names in the United States. African American, Negro, colored and the unutterable slur that rhymes with bigger. In recent weeks, as protests against police brutality and racism have flooded the streets and social media, another more inclusive term has been ascribed to the population: BIPOC. The acronym stands […]

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Latest Crop of West Point Graduates Includes First Observant Sikh Cadet

WASHINGTON — When President Trump takes the stage on Saturday to deliver the commencement speech at West Point, one of the new Army officers he will be addressing will be an Indian-American woman breaking a barrier as old as the 218-year-old military academy. The woman, Anmol Narang, 23, a newly minted second lieutenant, will become […]

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William S. Sessions, F.B.I. Director at a Turbulent Time, Dies at 90

William S. Sessions, a director of the F.B.I. under three presidents, from 1987 to 1993, who challenged racial and gender bias in his agency but struggled to redefine its mission in a time of domestic turmoil, and who was fired after being accused of ethical lapses, died on Friday in San Antonio. He was 90. […]

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George Floyd Protests Inspire Fresh Scrutiny of Policing in Europe, Too

PARIS — The killing of George Floyd has resonated in Europe, drawing thousands of demonstrators into the streets of cities like Paris, London and Berlin. Statues of colonizers and slave traders have been pulled down or defaced. The message has been one of solidarity with protesters in the United States — but also a call […]

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Police Reform: For a U.S. in Crisis, Hard Lessons From Other Countries

“No justice, no peace. No racist police!” Weeks of nationwide demonstrations, in which that chanted demand has echoed in streets across the United States, have made one thing clear: The American police face a crisis of legitimacy. And its consequences reach far beyond policing itself. Those intent on remaking law enforcement to redress decades of […]

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The Stark Racial Inequity of Personal Finances in America

We cannot quantify the injustice of a white policeman holding his knee on the neck of a handcuffed, dying black man. And mere numbers cannot fully express the power imbalance involved in the deaths of George Floyd and too many others like him. But we can measure the economic inequity that serves as their backdrop. […]

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Larry Fitzgerald Jr.: This Is Not the Minneapolis of My Youth

The city of Minneapolis taught me about love. I was baptized at New Beginnings Baptist Tabernacle Church, learned to catch a football at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, and instilled with values by a loving family and a supportive community. My mother and father raised us in this beautiful city full of life […]

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Why Some Democrats Worry About the Whiteness of Biden’s Inner Circle

Nearly five years ago, Joseph R. Biden Jr. gathered his closest advisers to decide whether he would run for president in 2016. This was a “final judgment” meeting, as he would later describe it in his memoir, and around the room were Mr. Biden’s family and more than a half-dozen of his most trusted confidantes. […]

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For Some Minority-Owned Businesses, Their Lenders Are Now Their Defenders

On Tuesday evening in Ferguson, Mo., a dozen people formed a human chain around Reds The One and Only BBQ, a local restaurant. Vandals had smashed other storefronts in the area amid ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd in police custody, but Reds was still standing. By forming a protective line around the […]

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As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice

When the actor and audiobook narrator Cary Hite learned he had been cast to read a novella for a sci-fi anthology, he was ecstatic — and not just because he loved the genre. Until that point, Hite, who is African-American, was mainly hired to narrate urban lit, from classics like Iceberg Slim’s “Pimp” to Wahida […]

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As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice

When the actor and audiobook narrator Cary Hite learned he had been cast to read a novella for a sci-fi anthology, he was ecstatic — and not just because he loved the genre. Until that point, Hite, who is African-American, was mainly hired to narrate urban lit, from classics like Iceberg Slim’s “Pimp” to Wahida […]

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Amy Cooper Leveraged Racial Power and Failed

The symbolism is almost too much to bear. The antagonist stares down the barrel of the camera, removing her surgical face mask at the same moment she takes off her figurative mask and offers the audience a glimpse into what lies beneath. The woman, Amy Cooper, points her finger at the stranger behind the camera, […]

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For African-Americans in Uniform, It’s Duty, Honor, Country. But Don’t Expect to Lead.

WASHINGTON — A photograph of President Trump and his top four-star generals and admirals, tweeted in October by Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, was meant as a thank-you to the commander in chief. But it angered a lot of others, and not just those who erupted on Twitter. “You would have thought it was 1950,” […]

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For African-Americans in Uniform, It’s Duty, Honor, Country. But Don’t Expect to Lead.

WASHINGTON — A photograph of President Trump and his top four-star generals and admirals, tweeted in October by Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, was meant as a thank-you to the commander in chief. But it angered a lot of others, and not just those who erupted on Twitter. “You would have thought it was 1950,” […]

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Black Coronavirus Patients Land in Hospitals More Often, Study Finds

As the coronavirus spread across the United States, sweeping through low-income, densely populated communities, black and Hispanic patients have been dying at higher rates than white patients. Crowded living conditions, poorer overall health and limited access to care have been blamed, among other factors. But a new study suggests that the disparity is particularly acute […]

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N.F.L. Team Owners Enhance Rooney Rule, but Stop Short of Incentives

The owners approved a proposal to change the league’s anti-tampering policy by prohibiting teams from denying assistant coaches chances to interview with other clubs for head coaching or coordinator positions, regardless of their contract status. The proposal also broadens the tampering rule to allow lower-level football executives under contract with one team to interview for […]

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Emulating Democrats, G.O.P. Ties House Hopes to Diverse Recruits

WASHINGTON — When Representative Mike Garcia of California was sworn in as a member of Congress on Tuesday, it marked more than just the addition of another Republican to the ranks of the minority party in the House. “Veteran. Businessman. Family man. And first-generation American,” Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said on […]

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Few Minority-Owned Businesses Got Relief Loans They Asked For

Black and Latino business owners are struggling to get government assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program, a new survey has found, and many say they are on the brink of closing permanently. The survey, conducted by the Global Strategy Group for two equal-rights organizations, Color of Change and UnidosUS, included interviews with 500 business owners […]

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N.F.L. Owners Will Review Incentives to Boost Racial Diversity

When the N.F.L. owners meet via video conference on Tuesday, they will consider proposals that would give competitive advantages to teams that hire nonwhite candidates for their general manager and top coaching positions, according to several people familiar with the measures who were not authorized to speak publicly about them. The measures are a stark […]

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The Coronavirus and The Cities We Need

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When the New York Philharmonic Fought Over Santa Claus

The premieres of new works by Olga Neuwirth and Sarah Kirkland Snider were among the most crushing losses of the canceled final months of the New York Philharmonic’s season this year. “Cancellations are devastating, and musicians everywhere are feeling it,” Ms. Snider said in an interview. “Pressing pause on something this meaningful is hard.” She […]

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