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

Feature – What We Know — And Don’t Know — About Hate Crimes in America.  Hate crimes and bias incidents are a national problem, but there’s no reliable data on the nature or prevalence of the violence. We’re collecting and verifying reports to create a national database for use by journalists, researchers and civil-rights organizations. Read more 

Watch – What the health documentary online full 2017 / You Tube .  What the Health is a ground breaking feature length documentary that uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community. Read more and watch here 

People Suffer at Work When They Can’t Discuss the Racial Bias They Face Outside of It. Black professionals say they’ve experienced discrimination or fear that they or their loved ones will — nearly three times as many as white professionals. Read more 

Rare, Unreleased Michael Jackson Album Goes Up for Auction. Nine unheard songs will go to the highest bidder in Gotta Have Rock and Roll auction, though winner unable to release music. Read more 

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How MLK Turned JFK Into a Civil Rights Champion. “One of the cardinal principles for any president is to be able to grow and mature in office.” Read more 

Black gun owners ask: Does the Second Amendment apply to us? There’s evidence that black gun ownership has spiked since the 2016 campaign began. While white Americans have led the liberalization of gun laws in the past decade, black gun carry is becoming a test of constitutional agency. Read more 

Venus Williams, a Car Accident, and the Outrageous Police Response. The tennis legend was publicly blamed for a man’s death, only to be exonerated thanks to TMZ. Something is wrong with this picture. Read more 

Bob Marley Comes Alive in This Collection of Interviews With the People Who Knew Him.  A rich new oral biography called “So Much Things to Say,” by the reggae scholar Roger Steffens, narrates the life of Marley from cradle to grave. Read more 

Black Homeowners Struggle as Housing Market Recovers. African-Americans aren’t sharing in the recovery, even as whites, Asian-Americans and Latinos slowly see gains in home-buying. The Harvard Center said the disparity between whites and blacks is at its highest in 70-plus years of data. Read more 

Why Does Donald Trump Keep Dissing Jews? The most recent example was just last week, when he declined to pay his respects at a Holocaust memorial in Warsaw that other American presidents routinely visited. Read more 

Beyond ‘nerds’ and ‘ninjas,’ slow progress for Asian actors in Hollywood. Like any actor, Lewis Tan likes to play the central character in a story. “Asian actors want to play the lead, the romantic character, the hero, just like everyone else,” Tan told CNN. Read more  

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