Race Inquiry Digest ( June 1 ) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – Will Donald Trump Ever Say the Words ‘White Supremacist Terrorism’? POTUS loved whacking Hillary for not saying ‘Islamic fundamentalist terrorism.’ But how come when white people commit terror, suddenly Trump’s tongue is tied?  Read more  

Tiger Woods says he’s ‘Cablinasian,’ but the police only saw black. The golfer’s DUI arrest highlights the country’s ‘one-drop’ rule and his complex relationship with black America. Read more 

Trump asked what black Americans have to lose by voting for him. His budget gives a clear answer. Among other things, the budget proposal heavily cuts civil rights enforcement. Read more 

The Faithful Slave. In his painful and powerful essay “My Family’s Slave,” Alex Tizon story of immigration and exploitation points to the ways in which stereotypical depictions of black people and popular narratives of slavery and emancipation provide a similar American context. Read more 

Are Demographics Really Destiny for the GOP?  A new analysis of the 2016 electorate offers warning signs to Republicans, whose base continues to shrink. (There are red lights flashing Democrats’ way, too.) Read more  

Obama’s Civil Rights Legacy Is Crumbling. The Trump administration is dismantling its predecessor’s moves to protect women, minorities, the poor, and LGBTQ people. Read more 

The debate over Confederate monuments shows how far the U.S. has to go. More than a century and a half after the end of the Civil War Americans find themselves divided over its legacy. Read more 

A Meaningful Move on Voting Rights in Alabama. Last week, more than 100 years late, Alabama took an important step toward excising a toxic slice of white supremacy from its Constitution and restoring voting rights to perhaps thousands of people, disproportionately black, with criminal records. Read more 

WWI’s Harlem Hellfighters Who Cut Down Germans and Gave France Jazz. What the 369th had that set it apart was strong leadership by black officers as well as white— and the best damned band in the American Army. Read more  

The Work You Do, the Person You Are by Toni Morrison. The pleasure of being necessary to my parents was profound. I was not like the children in folktales: burdensome mouths to feed. Read more 

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