Race Inquiry Digest (June 8) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – Yes, there is a free speech crisis. But its victims are not white men. Women, people of color and politicians standing up to racism and sexism are threatened every day.  Read more

The Ugliest American: How Trump’s Bigotry Isolates and Imperils America. Domestically, the President’s words and deeds are jaw-dropping. Internationally, they are terrifying. Read more 

Republicans are weaponizing the Census to further disenfranchise non-white, non-straight Americans. The Census determines everything—how political boundaries are drawn, who has power and who doesn’t, who gets federal dollars and who doesn’t, and even who exists. Read more 

Do the Warriors have the best offense in NBA history? Stars who played in and/or against some high-scoring offenses weigh in. Read more 

Black troops as much as twice as likely to be punished by commanders, courts. The study shows that the military isn’t immune from the same racial issues that affect civilian police and courts. Read more

DWP’’s Antoinette Robertson: Black Women Can Be Woke And Wear A Weave. “It’s a lot easier to empower little girls than it is to heal broken women,” she said. “You have to grow into the understanding that you’re beautiful regardless of how your hair looks. Read more 

Diary – A personal account of the Black Panthers in Algeria. “Over lunch one day in the spring of 1970, Cleaver pleaded with me to find a way for what the Panthers were now calling the ‘International Section of the BPP’ to be recognised as a sponsored liberation movement.” Read more  

States with more black people have less generous welfare benefits, study says. The study, released Tuesday, unveils wide racial and geographic disparities in how states distribute cash welfare, known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Read more. 

America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic. Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world? Read more 

It’s time to bust the myth: Most Trump voters were not working class. Based on household income, Trump supporters didn’t look overwhelmingly “working class” during the primaries. To the contrary, many polls showed that Trump supporters were mostly affluent Republicans. Read more 

Watch How White Nationalists Are Made And Radicalized. Peter Simi, a sociology professor and expert on far-right extremism, explains the factors that compel a person to become a white supremacist. Watch the video here 

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