Tag: Race and Ethnicity

Candidate Says Michigan City Should Be Kept White ‘As Much as Possible’

Five people vying for three seats on the Marysville City Council in Michigan gathered for a candidates’ forum at City Hall on Thursday to discuss issues facing their community. The moderator, Scott Shigley, asked whether the community should be more aggressive in trying to attract foreign-born residents, The Times Herald reported. Jean Cramer, a candidate, […]

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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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Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?

Soon after he took the helm of the nation’s largest school district last year, Richard A. Carranza made his top priority clear: desegregation. He sought to set himself apart from previous New York City schools chancellors and even his own boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, by promising both frank talk about racial inequality and sweeping […]

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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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City School Test Scores Inch Up, but Less Than Half of Students Pass

Entrenched segregation, rising student homelessness and break downs in special education services: Mayor Bill de Blasio will face significant hurdles when it comes to improving the school system this fall. But despite these looming problems, student achievement is rising steadily in New York City. Students in elementary and middle public schools made gains on the […]

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Overlooked No More: Lau Sing Kee, War Hero Jailed for Helping Immigrants

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Andrew R. Chow Lau Sing Kee was an American war hero, but he was also mocked as a “Chinese boy.” He was a civic leader, but he also became a convicted criminal for skirting discriminatory […]

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How Nationalism Can Destroy a Nation

Nationalism comes in many flavors — the ethnic and the civic, the religious and the secular, the right and the left. A century ago, Theodore Roosevelt’s New Nationalism called for inheritance taxes, a ban on corporate money in politics, workers’ compensation and a living wage. By contrast, the recent National Conservative Conference outlined a “new […]

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Man Who Claimed Trump Would Start a ‘Racial War and Crusade’ Is Arrested

A Nazi sympathizer who threatened to butcher a Hispanic woman and boasted that President Trump would wipe out nonwhites in a “racial war and crusade” was arrested on charges of making threats, the F.B.I. said on Tuesday. Prosecutors said that the suspect, Eric Lin, 35, sent a barrage of chilling and gruesome Facebook messages to […]

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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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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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Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The New York Times investigated how Cordelia Scaife May, an heiress to the Mellon family’s banking and industrial fortune, used her wealth to sow the seeds of the modern anti-immigration movement — and of Trump administration […]

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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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Is Slavery’s Legacy in the Power Dynamics of Sports?

There is no other business like the N.B.A. Its rainbow jump shots, rim-rattling dunks and heart-pounding drama are gleaming monuments to black America. Nearly 80 percent of league players are black. They are multimillionaire superstars, international icons and global purveyors of African-American excellence and culture. Yet, for all of their success, most of them cannot […]

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Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell

Discuss a recent instance of police brutality in your community. Read op-eds arguing for and against legal status for unauthorized immigrants. Compare and contrast border conditions in the Palestinian territories and Mexico. Those are some of the lesson plans suggested in a draft of California’s newly proposed ethnic studies curriculum for K-12 public schools. The […]

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What Are Trump and Netanyahu Afraid Of?

It is difficult to stomach the notion that an American president would put pressure on Israel to deny entry to two members of the United States Congress. There are not many traditions of decorum that President Trump has not trampled on since entering the White House. But to put at risk, so cynically, America’s special […]

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In U.K. Chicken Boxes, Drumsticks, Thighs and Tough Talk on Knife Crime

LONDON — Fried chicken, a mainstay of takeout food in Britain, normally comes in colorful paper boxes with a company logo or a joking reference to the succulent contents inside. But this week, customers at chicken shops across the country will instead encounter boxes with a government message about knife crime, which has been rising […]

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The Impact of Racism on Children’s Health

ImageA new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics said clinical settings need to be a “culturally safe” place where providers are “sensitive to the racism that children and families experience.”CreditEdwin J. Torres for The New York Times This month the American Academy of Pediatrics put out its first policy statement on how racism affects […]

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