Tag Archives: African Americans

6 Ways White Supremacy Takes a Toll on the Mental Health of Black People

By Terrell Jermaine Starr Officially, Kalief Browder died as a result of suicide at his family’s home in the Bronx this weekend. Yet it’s not a stretch to say the racist criminal justice system that locked him up for more than … Continue reading

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If You Run, You’re Done: Why Cops Go Berserk When People Run From Them

By David J. Krajicek Najee Rivera admits he panicked on the night two white Philadelphia cops pulled over his motor scooter in El Centro de Oro, a Latino ghetto in the city’s Fairhill section. “To be honest, I was afraid,” … Continue reading

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American hypocrisy exposed: U.S. slammed on racism, police brutality and human rights violations

By Charlene Muhammad The U.S. was recently condemned by a United Nations body for human rights failures, particularly with regard to racism and police murders of Black men and boys. Activists, however, aren’t holding their breath waiting for the world … Continue reading

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In Selma, GOP Lawmakers Explain Why They Don’t Support John Lewis’ Bill To Restore Voting Rights Act

By Alice Ollstein Dozens of members of Congress, and many more Republicans than ever before, came to Selma this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the infamous attack on voting rights protesters known as Bloody Sunday. Some lawmakers told … Continue reading

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50 Years After Freedom Summer, America Needs a Revived Movement for Racial Justice

The Editors On the last Tuesday in June, six-term Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran narrowly won a hard-fought Republican run-off election against his virulently anti-government Tea Party challenger, Chris McDaniel. The reason, the pundits quickly concluded, was an unprecedented surge in … Continue reading

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Twelve Tips All Educators Must Know About Educating African American and Latino Students

By Quassan Castro In order to achieve success in the classroom with African American and Latino students, the educator must understand the population that he/she teaches, as well as consistently analyze if his/her teaching practices are effective. If you do not understand … Continue reading

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From 1963 to 2013: Is black America better off 50 years after ‘I Have a Dream’

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Socioeconomic Stress Leaves Lasting Scars

By Kim Hall and Jan Diehm For many Americans, stress isn’t juggling family and an outsize job, or looking for meaning in work and relationships. The stress of poverty can have devastating effects on wellbeing — and when it occurs … Continue reading

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The politics of being friends with white people

By Brittney Cooper A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, which found that 40 percent of white people and 25 percent of nonwhite people have no friends of the opposite race, caused me to reflect deeply on the friendship segregation that has characterized my own life. … Continue reading

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Many Americans have no friends of another race: poll

By Lindsay Dunsmuir About 40 percent of white Americans and about 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll. The figures highlight how segregated the United States remains in … Continue reading

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