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

Featured – A new Poor People’s Campaign wants to change how society defines morality. Led by Rev. William J. Barber II and Rev. Liz Theoharis, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is planning 40 days of coordinated action in the spring of 2018 at statehouses across the country.  Read more 

Did Cornel West Come for Ta-Nehisi Coates. Something happened to Cornel West. Whenever a black academic starts getting love from the public, West shows up to knock them down. He did it with Melissa Harris-Perry and Michael Eric Dyson. Now he’s doing it with Ta-Nehisi Coates. Read more 

Trump’s new team of judges will radically change American society.  He is choosing a raft of white male conservatives who will rule on all aspects of US life. The appointments are not reversible – their impact will be felt for decades. Read more 

Poll: Asian-Americans See Individuals’ Prejudice As Big Discrimination Problem. “Our poll shows that Asian-American families have the highest average income among the groups we’ve surveyed, and yet the poll still finds that Asian-Americans experience persistent discrimination in housing, jobs and at college.” Read more 

She Went Undercover to Expose Sexual Harassment in the Food Industry. It Was Way Worse Than She Imagined. She got kid-gloves treatment, because people thought, “If there’s a white woman working in the fields, something horrible must have happened to her.” Read and listen to the interview 

Black lawmakers resentful after Conyers resignation. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus see white politicians being treated differently after facing sexual misconduct allegations. Read more 

The media isn’t diverse – and this leads to appalling reporting. Our racially monolithic media is particularly ill equipped to cover an increasingly non-white world, as the New York Times’ profile of a Nazi shows. Read more 

How Gerrymandering Has Made the Black Vote a Form of Token Representation. “The big picture implication, and in fact the result, is that Republicans have significantly more power in government than you’d expect based on how many votes they get.” Read more 

Environmental injustice is rising in the US. Minorities and the poor pay the price. When you intentionally dismantle and deconstruct these basic environmental protections, you are placing the lives of vulnerable people at risk. Read more 

From Africa to the NFL. More native-born and first-generation Africans are playing in a league that is globalizing not only its fan base, but also its talent. Read more 

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