Tag: Race and Ethnicity

Fixes: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

First of three articles. In her 2018 book, “Give People Money,” the journalist Annie Lowrey delivered a stinging criticism of the ways in which the United States has essentially won the race to the bottom when it comes to distribution of wealth: “We tolerate levels of poverty that are grotesque and entirely unique among developed […]

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United Airlines Employee Charged With Using Racial Slurs Toward Customer

ImageAfter a United Airlines employee was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly using racial slurs, the company said it had “zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.”CreditSeth Wenig/Associated Press A United Airlines employee accused of directing racial slurs at a customer has been charged in Texas with disorderly conduct, according to court documents. The charge, […]

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Can Black Evangelicals Save the Whole Movement?

Not long ago, when Southern Baptists in Knox County, Tenn., invited Walter Strickland to speak at one of their meetings, he wasn’t sure what to expect. Mr. Strickland, a theology professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., is one of the few African-American scholars teaching at a Southern Baptist seminary. He has […]

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Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end […]

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2 Virginia Police Officers Are Fired Amid Allegations of Links to White Nationalists

Two Virginia police officers who worked for different agencies were fired this week after an anti-fascist group linked them to white nationalist organizations. The first case involved Sgt. Robert A. Stamm of the Virginia Division of Capitol Police, who had been assigned to protests calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to resign over a racist yearbook […]

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Black Columbia Student’s Confrontation With Security Becomes Flashpoint Over Racism on Campus

Alexander McNab, a black Columbia University senior, was walking through the gates of Barnard College on his way to the library at about 11:30 p.m. last Thursday. He heard a voice calling out “Hello, Sir,” repeatedly, after he had entered the gates. He figured it was a school public safety officer, wanting to see his […]

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Critic’s Notebook: In Soccer, Power’s Always in Play

PARIS — On the pitch, soccer is a cipher for war, with uniforms, formations, victory and defeat. Beyond the pitch, soccer is power, with owners seemingly using their teams as much for the corollary benefits as for any love of the game. Sports in general, but especially soccer — given its global appeal — are […]

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Facing Segregated Schools, Parents Took Integration Into Their Own Hands. It’s Working.

For months, in two of New York City’s most politically progressive neighborhoods, parents debated what to do about their deeply segregated schools. Now, after adopting a series of initiatives last year following many spirited and emotionally charged discussions, these neighborhoods are starting to see swift changes in enrollment, according to city data released on Monday. […]

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Demonizing Minority Women

Last month at an event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Representative Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, delivered a speech in which she correctly derided Islamophobia, a real and persistent problem in this country and others. In that speech, Representative Omar invoked the attacks […]

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These High School Murals Depict an Ugly History. Should They Go?

SAN FRANCISCO — In one of the murals, George Washington points westward over the dead body of a Native American. Another depicts Washington’s slaves, hunched over, working in the fields of Mount Vernon. These images aren’t in a museum exhibition but on the walls of a public high school. In this famously left-of-center city, liberals […]

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A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The news last month that only seven black students were offered seats at Stuyvesant High School, New York City’s most selective public high school, incited a national uproar about merit, race and class in education. This week, officials said […]

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Trump’s Other Base

Donald Trump’s dogged, Captain-Ahab-like obsession with immigrants and asylum seekers crossing the southern border is many things. It is an open appeal to white-nationalist xenophobia among the many members of his overwhelmingly white base. Check. It is a frustration that his oft-promised new wall has yet to a single mile built. Check. It is a […]

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‘They Didn’t Burn Down Our Spirit’: Louisiana Black Churches Defiant Amid Fires

OPELOUSAS, La. — Much of Monica Harris’s identity is tied to the Greater Union Baptist Church, a 129-year-old sanctuary that has been at the center of her family for generations. As a child, she was dunked into a baptismal basin and then paraded like a princess up the aisle in a white dress and white […]

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Obama Evokes Nostalgia in Germany, but Message Focuses on Future Struggles

The man whom Chancellor Angela Merkel calls “dear Barack” was back in Berlin on Saturday, his lanky figure and easy smile a reminder for Germans of a different era that ended not so long ago. But former President Barack Obama had not come to speak about the past. He came to speak to the future: […]

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