Trump’s Refusal to Support a Peaceful Transfer of Power Is Shocking, but U.S. Political Transitions Have Always Created Uncertainty

The transition of power between presidents has long been a weakness of the U.S. political system. But never more so than now.

Source: Trump’s Refusal to Support a Peaceful Transfer of Power Is Shocking, but U.S. Political Transitions Have Always Created Uncertainty

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Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump’s plan won’t fix it 

Donald Trump presented a fantasy world in which fossil fuels are ‘very clean’ but realpolitik tempers Biden’s climate crisis stance

Source: Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump’s plan won’t fix it | US news | The Guardian

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The Three Degrees of Racism in America 

Only when people align on what racist behavior looks like will we be able to take practical steps to make those behaviors costly.

Source: The Three Degrees of Racism in America – The Atlantic

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Study: 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since May 

Black and Hispanic people have been hit especially hard, Columbia University researchers found.

Source: Study: 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since May – Axios

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A message to my newborn son: for your sake, I have to take a stand against racism

I don’t want you to still be fighting for equality in 20 years’ time. Here are my hopes for your future, says Cephas Williams, founder of the Black British Network

Source: A message to my newborn son: for your sake, I have to take a stand against racism | Cephas Williams | Opinion | The Guardian

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Black Products. Black Shoppers. Black Workers. But Who Owns the Store? 

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Housing segregation: Decades after George Floyd left Houston’s oldest housing project, another generation tries to make it out

Floyd once called Houston’s Third Ward home. Decades later, it remains a neighborhood segregated from opportunity.

Source: Housing segregation: Decades after George Floyd left Houston’s oldest housing project, another generation tries to make it out – Washington Post

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The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the U.S. Electorate

In battleground states, Hispanics grew more than other racial or ethnic groups as a share of eligible voters.

Source: The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the U.S. Electorate | Pew Research Center

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The Simple, Profound Message of Pope Francis’s New Encyclical

Amid the pandemic and worsening marginalization, we have to get better at doing one thing: listening.

Source: The Simple, Profound Message of Pope Francis’s New Encyclical | The Nation

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George Floyd 911 call: What should happen to CUP Foods for calling the cops?

A teenage clerk dialed 911. How should the brothers who own CUP Foods pay for what happened next?

Source: George Floyd 911 call: What should happen to CUP Foods for calling the cops?

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