Race Inquiry Digest (June 13) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – A Celebration of Black Lawyers, Past and Present.  Thurgood Marshall, pictured here at a meeting of the N.A.A.C.P. in the mid-nineteen-fifties, was one of many black lawyers fighting for civil-rights advances. Read more

LeBron James reminds us that even the rich and famous face racist hatred. There is no amount of fame or fortune that can fully protect black Americans from living in a racially oppressive society. Read more

An Ascendant Multiracial Coalition Is on the Cusp of Defeating White Supremacy and Will Open the Doors to a New Era of Democracy. California is retreating from the War on Drugs, investing in education and offering an example of what functioning, multiracial politics looks like. Read more

The wrong side of history: My uncle’s Supreme Court stand against interracial marriage.
My Uncle Bob represented the state in Loving v. Virginia. My family didn’t talk about it until after he died.  Read more 

Bathing suits and civil rights: Integrating the District’s pools was not easy. Pool manager Kermit Stewart looks over the drained Anacostia pool after it was closed in June 1949. Fights over integrating Washington’s recreational facilities were common then. Read more 

The NFL’s War Against Colin Kaepernick.  Leading media members are carrying on a disinformation campaign against the greatest political lightning rod in sports. Read more      

Anti-Muslim Hate Marched in 30 Cities This Weekend. A woman who claims Muslims can’t be good citizens—and who, surprise, has ties to White House—is behind this weekend’s hate marches. Read more

Black Women in America Really Do Work Harder for Less, New Report Shows. Now, a sweeping new report from the nonprofit Institute for Women’s Policy Research, funded by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, provides the data to back this up. Read more

When the Nazis Come Marching In. I never feared the First Amendment until white supremacists came to my hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia. In mid-May, a handful of white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, xenophobes, and recreational racists marched through one of our parks with flaming torches. Read more 

Melanin Madness! Black Panther Trailer Drops and Folks Lose Their Minds.
  Everybody in the world was already watching Game 4 of the NBA Finals, and when the trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther dropped during a commercial break, folks lost their damn minds. Read more

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