Race Inquiry Digest (May 11) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – A Call to Faith-Based Communities to Bring Dignity and Integrity to our Criminal Justice System.  “Our faith calls us to liberate the least among us; when we do, we will all be free.” Read more 

White Racism in America’s Police Departments Is So Much Worse Than Most Americans Understand. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues’ new book exposes the under-reported “ghost skins”: hidden white supremacists in law enforcement. Read more 

Survey: the poor white working class was, if anything, more likely than the rich to vote for Clinton. It wasn’t the economy, but racism and xenophobia, that explains Trump’s rise. Read more 

Donald Trump won because white people felt frightened. That’s the gist of a new study by The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute, which looked at the much-discussed white working class voters. Read more 

Is This How Discrimination Ends? Trainings and workshops geared toward eliminating people’s hidden prejudices are all the rage—but many don’t work. Now the psychologist who made the case for “implicit bias” wants to cure it. Read more 

Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748). A new study shows how voter-ID laws decreased turnout among African-American and Democratic voters. Read more 

Trump Administration Cites Segregation-Era Ruling To Defend Its Travel Ban. In 1971, the Supreme Court decided that courts shouldn’t investigate the motivations of officials who closed public pools rather than integrate them. Read more 

In New Orleans, Racism’s History Is Harder Than Stone. Here, we live amid  towering statues of President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee,  as well as an obelisk celebrating the white militia that in 1874 rioted against integrated police forces. Read more 

Asian-Americans Have Highest Poverty Rate In NYC, But Stereotypes Make The Issue Invisible. The model minority myth chooses to highlight the successful immigrant examples and brush aside the high rates of poverty.  Read more 

See Big Sean Tackle ‘Hate, Police Brutality’ in Stirring ‘Light’ Video. “We shot this video a couple months ago and sucks to see these scenes are still consistently playing out in real life,” rapper says. Read more 

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