Race Inquiry Digest (June 15) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention. At its annual meeting, the evangelical denomination initially declined to consider a statement of its opposition to the alt-right. Read more 

Domination and no drama: how big a threat are the Warriors to the NBA? Golden State played beautiful basketball from the start of the season through to their inevitable title. But will their brilliance hurt the league? Read more 

Locker Room Talk: Abdul-Jabbar is the best basketball player ever — period. Did Jordan win three NCAA basketball titles? Was LeBron as dominant in high school as Abdul-Jabbar? Read more 

Persuasive proof that America is full of racist and selfish people. What millions of Google searches reveal about our national psyche. Read more 

Confederate nostalgia nearly wins in Virginia’s GOP gubernatorial primary. Corey Stewart has aligned himself with white supremacists, made anti-Semitic remarks, and defended Virginia’s slave-owning “heritage.” Read more  

Google, Bryan Stevenson Launch Website Uncovering History of Lynchings in America.  EJI has teamed up with Google to publicly share details of its research through a new “Lynching in America” website that will go live on June 13.  Read more 

Suburbia’s new face. Once the emblem of middle-class whites, suburbs are America’s new melting pot, creating diversity but also tensions. Read more 

I carried out the death penalty as a governor. I hope others put it to rest. Capital punishment is unfair, ineffective and hurts the states that continue the practice. Read more 

Latinos thrive in radio and TV despite Trump.  For the Latino community, breaking down barriers in music and television is increasingly important during a Trump presidency. Read more  

We Are Not Unusual Anymore’: 50 Years of Mixed-Race Marriage in U.S. Rosina and Leon Watson last week in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Oakland, Calif. They were married in the church in 1950, 17 years before Loving v. Virginia. Read more 

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