Race Inquiry Digest (August 7) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Featured – The Policies of White Resentment. White resentment put Donald Trump in the White House. And there is every indication that it will keep him there, especially as he continues to transform that seething, irrational fear about an increasingly diverse America into policies that feed his supporters’ worst racial anxieties. Read more

Whose Streets, Whose Stories. Who gets to make art out of black pain? Two very different new movies show why it matters. Detroit and Whose Streets? approach two similar events, nearly 50 years apart, but with very different results. Read more 

Nikole Hannah-Jones on DOJ’s Attack on Affirmative Action & How School Segregation Never Ended. The New York Times is reporting the Justice Department is preparing to investigate universities’ affirmative action policies for anti-white bias, we speak with Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award-winning reporter covering racial injustice at The New York Times Magazine. Read more 

Black people aren’t keeping white Americans out of college. Rich people are. In fact, income tips the scale much more than race: At 38 top colleges in the United States, more students come from the top 1 percent of income earners than from the bottom 60 percent. Read more 

Asian-Americans Have A Lot To Lose If GOP Legal Immigration Bill Is Passed. “They are attempting to legislate hate and discrimination and frankly keep America majority white.” Read more 

White supremacy week at the White House: Even by Trump standards, the racism was dialed to 11. Trump is afraid he’s losing his proverbial “white working class” base and believes his best bet to win them back is to remind them that he shares their hatred and distrust of people they view as racially or ethnically Other. Read more  

What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Detroit. You might walk away wondering how much of this harrowing movie is based in truth and how much is creative license. Read more  

The Myth of Reverse Racism. Reverse racism—or any race-conscious policy—became a common grievance, one that helped shape a certain post-civil-rights-movement view of America where black people were the favored children of the state, and deserving white people were cast aside. Read more     

Harry Edwards: Let Kaepernick get back to work. Quarterback should be a model, Edwards says, not a martyr.  Kaepernick has donated or otherwise spent nearly $2 million of his own money on youth, education and community programs. Read more 

Color of Climate: Is Climate Change Gentrifying Miami’s Black Neighborhoods?  Higher ground becomes essential—and more valuable—as coastal communities in the United States battle chronic flooding as a result of rising sea levels. Read more 

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