Race Inquiry Digest (December 14) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Featured – Black voters just saved America from Roy Moore. Exit polling around 6:00 p.m. EST showed that nearly 30 percent of voters at that time were African American, a turnout figure trending toward the record highs of the Obama years. Exit polling also found that African American women, who make up 18 percent of the electorate, went for Jones by a margin of 97 to three. Read more 

Black Reconstruction in America,1860-1880 by W.E.B. Du Bois. In order to better understand the phenomenon of Trumpism and his supporters, we submit to our readers Du Bois’s analysis of the environment leading up to the civil war, the role of Blacks during the civil war, and the “First Reconstruction.” Read more

Reports of Voter Suppression Tactics Pour In From Alabama Election. Voters in the contest between Roy Moore and Doug Jones complain of being put on inactive status and prevented from voting. Read more 

In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People.’ Since President Trump plays no productive role in advancing civil rights, and Mississippians cannot count on their governor to do the same, then local people must do what they’ve always done when their leaders have failed them — unite in pursuit of justice. Read more

Are LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Competing for MVP? Suddenly, the Eastern Conference looks like a straight scrap between the Celtics and the Cavaliers. And the MVP race between James and Irving, the two old teammates, is starting to heat up too. Read more 

Federal report finds regression for black managers in financial services industry. “The report very troublingly shows that representation of African Americans actually decreased at various management levels, despite the increasingly diverse racial and ethnic demographic makeup of the American population. Read more  

Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System. Health programs for American Indians are chronically underfunded by Congress. And, about a quarter of Native Americans reported experiencing discrimination when going to a doctor or health clinic. Read more 

A reporter who stood up to far worse than journalists get from Trump. The great Simeon Booker, one of the bravest journalists of our time, faced dangers far worse than a petulant president’s social media feed. Booker died Sunday at 99. Read more 

The U.S. Virgin Islands clean up for the holidays. Every day, the U.S. Virgin Islands are improving. Slowly, steadily, painstakingly. Before Thanksgiving, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority had restored 40 percent of the power on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John; the utility company expects the number to rise to 90 percent by Christmas. Read more 

What Doctors Should Ignore: Science has revealed how arbitrary racial categories are. Perhaps medicine will abandon them, too. Read more 

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