Race Inquiry Digest (July 2) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – How to Hold On to Hope. This horrible week was particularly stressful for minorities. A therapist who works with patients experiencing profound injustice and pervasive trauma explains how to cope. Read more 

The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism. The research suggests that when intolerant white people fear democracy may benefit marginalized people, they abandon their commitment to democracy. Read more 

What fuels “white anxiety”? The baffling hypocrisies behind white paranoia politics. It’s not just white people’s anxiety about changing demographics which drives Trumpism. Read more 

Ben Jealous Is Ready to Make Maryland America’s Laboratory of Democracy. The former NAACP head’s big win in a key gubernatorial primary sets him up as a Democrat who can run and win with a bold progressive vision. Read more 

Is Neymar Black? Brazil and the Painful Relativity of Race. Ever since his “It’s not like I’m black, you know?” comment, Neymar has served as a focal point in Brazil’s cultural reckoning with racism, whitening, identity and public policy. Read more 

To Protect and Serve. How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality. Read more 

Charleston’s apology for slavery is just empty symbolism. Without doing anything to address the legacy of racism, regrets don’t mean anything. Read more 

White Supremacists’ Use of Campus Propaganda Is Soaring, Report Finds. Many propaganda posters that are plastered on college campuses by white supremacist groups carry anti-immigrant messages. A New report by the anti=Defamation League Highlighted posters like these from Identity Evropa, left, and the Patriot Front, right. Read more 
New data shows US hate crimes continued to rise in 2017. Over the past several years, hate crimes have been on the rise in America’s largest cities, with a spike in 2016. Read more 

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name stripped from children’s book award over ‘Little House’ depictions of Native Americans. Laura Ingalls Wilder was on the brink of having an award named in her honor, from the Association for Library Service to Children, when in 1952 a reader complained to the publisher of “Little House on the Prairie” about what the reader found to be a deeply offensive statement about Native Americans. Read more 

Visit our home page for more articles, and at the top of this page register your email to receive notification of Race Inquiry Digest updates.  Click here for earlier Digests.

%d bloggers like this: