Tag: Minorities

The Real Meaning of ‘Send Her Back!’

Donald Trump insists he’s not a racist. This is, increasingly, a bit beside the point. What is excruciatingly clear, and what matters most right now, is that he has chosen to ground his politics and his presidency in fomenting racial hatred. Whatever he may feel in his bones, he is an avid race warrior. That […]

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Trump Sets the 2020 Tone: Like 2016, Only This Time ‘the Squad’ Is Here

WASHINGTON — With three days of attacks on four liberal, minority freshman congresswomen, President Trump and the Republicans have sent the clearest signal yet that their approach to 2020 will be a racially divisive reprise of the strategy that helped Mr. Trump narrowly capture the White House in 2016. It is the kind of fight […]

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You Can’t Force People to Assimilate. So Why Is China at It Again?

The Chinese government’s campaign of internment in the northwestern region of Xinjiang is extraordinary, by dint of its scale — but also, its contradictions. Up to 1.5 million people from predominantly Muslim Turkic minorities — Uighurs, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz — have been arbitrarily detained in political re-education camps designed in part to make them renounce […]

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Trump Needs His Base to Burn With Anger

For Democrats seeking to pry loose moderates and conservatives in 2020, the voters drawn to President Trump by their shared animosity to all things liberal are an impenetrable constituency, long gone, while more traditional Republicans offer the potential for modest support. This is just one of the strategic challenges facing those committed to making Trump […]

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Minority Women Are Winning the Jobs Race in a Record Economic Expansion

The United States economy on Monday hit a milestone, reaching its longest expansion on record. Just a decade ago, the nation was mired in a severe recession that had erased trillions of dollars in wealth and left millions of people out of work. While the recovery has delivered uneven gains, Hispanic women have emerged as […]

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Want to Be Less Racist? Move to Hawaii

HONOLULU — Kristin Pauker still remembers her uncle’s warning about Dartmouth. “It’s a white institution,” he said. “You’re going to feel out of place.” Dr. Pauker, who is now a psychology professor, is of mixed ancestry, her mother of Japanese descent and her father white from an Italian-Irish background. Applying to colleges, she was keen […]

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Queer People of Color Led the L.G.B.T.Q. Charge, but Were Denied the Rewards

The words of José Sarria, typed with handwritten edits on aging paper, are enshrined behind glass at the GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. “Tonight I would like to explain my platform, ‘Equality before the Law,’” Mr. Sarria wrote in a campaign speech when he was running for city supervisor. In 1961 […]

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Inclusion Rider? What Inclusion Rider?

The term “inclusion rider” took Hollywood by storm after Frances McDormand introduced it in her 2018 Oscar acceptance speech. McDormand, the newly crowned best actress, had impeccable timing. The industry, brought low by #MeToo scandals, was scrambling to repent for the systemic predation of women and the exclusion of people of color. McDormand was offering […]

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Federal Judge Rules New Evidence of Race and Partisan Bias in Citizenship Question Issue Deserves a 2nd Look

Signs sit behind the podium before the start of a press conference April 3, 2018, with the then New York attorney general Eric to announce a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census form. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) A federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday […]

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Can You Tell a Friend You Wanted to Give Her a Kidney but Couldn’t?

I am in my 50s, the mother of grown children and in generally good health. A friend of mine has been on dialysis for two years and is desperately seeking a kidney donor. Without telling anyone, I decided to start the process to see if I could donate and went through a variety of tests, […]

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The ‘Gravity Knife’ Led to Thousands of Questionable Arrests. Now It’s Legal.

Over the past 60 years, tens of thousands of black and Latino New Yorkers have been arrested for carrying so-called gravity knives — small, easy-to-access blades that are used by everyone from stagehands to steelworkers. But on Thursday, in another demonstration of New York’s surging progressive wing’s influence, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ended that practice, […]

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