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Sixty-five years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, a new report published by Pennsylvania State University reveals the persistent racial segregation in America’s public schools, and the many factors that contribute to it The post US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Direct payments to individuals are an important piece of any reparations program. Ultimately, a sound program of reparations for black Americans must include a substantial direct payment to each eligible recipient. This piece is a response to “Universal Policies, Not Reparations, Are Needed To Counter Racism’s Effects” and “The 2020 Candidates Are Dodging the Reparations Question.” […]

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The racial wealth gap is real and pernicious, but reparations are not the answer. A universal approach to reducing poverty would address the full spectrum of economic pain in America without separating Americans into categories of deserving and undeserving poor. In his famous essay on reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates invoked the policy as a way of […]

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Episode 27: White Nationalists; White Separatists; and Black Extremists

May 10, 2019           |                                       

On this episode of Along the Line, Dr. Dreadlocks Nicholas Baham III, Dr. Nolan Higdon, and Janice Domingo analyze the terms Nationalists; Separatists; and Extremists  as they relate to racial and ethnic movements in the U.S.  ATL’s Creative Director is Jorge Ayala. Mickey Huff is ATL’s producer. ATL’s engineer is Janice Domingo. Adam Armstrong is ATL’s webmaster. Listen to all […]

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White Supremacy and Christian Hegemony Came to a Head in Poway Violence

May 2, 2019           |                                       

Barr Made Trump Proud. The Rest of Us Got Screwed, Again. White Supremacy and Christian Hegemony Came to a Head in Poway Violence Bank of America Continues to Prop Up the Fossil Fuel Industry Hydroponically Grown Produce Threatens Real Organic Agriculture Trump Golf Club Reportedly Made Undocumented Employees Work Overtime for No Pay 10,000 Teachers […]

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Posted by Arnold Isaacs at 8:03am, April 16, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Typical of last week’s news when it came to immigration and the U.S. border was a Soviet-style “purge” of the Department of Homeland Security, or to cite another grimly appropriate word, as an unnamed official of the Department of Homeland Security did […]

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Racism is like sewage. Whether we’re currently engaging in a national dialogue about it or not, it’s still there. It runs under our streets, our buildings, our society. Millions of tons of shit. A few months ago, a national dialogue about race bubbled up to the surfice in all its stinking, rancid glory. That dialogue […]

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California Police Report Almost No Racial Profiling

March 10, 2019           |                                       

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California’s first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward. The panel’s most recent report found 17 percent of California’s law enforcement agencies reported not a single complaint in 2017. And of […]

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Addressing a crowd of more than 12,500 people gathered inside Chicago’s Navy Pier Festival Hall Sunday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) outlined how his personal involvement in the civil rights movement during the 1960s shaped his plan to pursue racial, economic, and environmental justice as a 2020 presidential contender. “Real change never takes place from […]

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In the CNN Town Hall, Bernie Sanders acknowledged he could have been stronger in his approach to racial inequities; he was asked if he supported reparations for descendents of African slaves – a discussion with Jacqueline Lukman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Soloman, hosted by Paul Jay The post Sanders and Systemic Racism: Did he Answer the […]

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Sen. Cory Booker, left, and Sen. Kamala Harris listen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28, 2018. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP When hip-hop radio host Charlamagne tha God asked Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris if they had a “specific agenda” for black Americans on his show, “The Breakfast Club,” earlier […]

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January 15th marked what would’ve been Dr. Martin Luther King’s 90th birthday. Most known for his famous “I Have Dream Speech,” King envisioned a future in which deep racial inequalities — including deep economic inequality — were eradicated. He worked tirelessly towards that mission. Over 50 years after his assassination, sensational media stories have focused […]

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The GOP has become viciously racist, while Democrats follow Obama’s lead in skirting the issue. The relative success of progressive candidates who did not avoid race—such as Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum and Beto O’Rouke, all running in the South—seem to contradict Obama’s reticent approach. In our September 2009 cover story, “The ‘Post-Racial’ President,” Salim Muwakkil […]

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