Race Inquiry Digest ( May 18) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – Donald Trump’s Catastrophic Presidency Offers More Proof That Racism and Sexism Are Destroying America. This week’s Russian revelations are part of a larger pattern: Toxic white male identity politics brought us here. Read more 

America Needs a New Poor People’s Campaign. The future of our democracy depends on us completing the work of a Third Reconstruction. by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Read more 

12 Features of White Working-Class Trump Voters Confirm Depressed and Traumatized Multitudes Voted for Him. A nationwide survey reveals the sorry state of middle America. Read more 

Philadelphia just set the national example in the fight against mass incarceration. By electing a progressive prosecutor, the city took one of the biggest steps possible to criminal justice reform. Read more 

My Family’s Slave.  She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was. Read more 

North Carolina’s “Monster” Voter-Suppression Law Is Dead.  It may have been too overtly racist for the Supreme Court. But don’t think the battle is over. Read more 

Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee.  The oldest school voucher program was created in Milwaukee in 1990 with a singular focus on African-American students living in poverty.  Read more 

Philadelphia sues Wells Fargo for allegedly discriminating against minority borrowers. The complaint says that between 2004 and 2014, African American borrowers were twice as likely to receive high-cost loans when compared to white borrowers with similar credit backgroundsRead more 

Racial And Ethnic Disparities Persist In Sudden Infant Deaths. African American, American Indian and Alaska Native families are much more likely to have an infant die suddenly and unexpectedly. Read more 

African American Government Scientist Crowned Miss USA In Pageant Trump Used To Own.  Her thoughts on health care and feminism sparked some controversy. Watch the video.

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