Race Inquiry Digest ( May 22 ) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it. It was used and still can be used to make us hate ourselves. Read more 

Richard Rothstein speaks With Ta-Nehisi Coates About Forgotten History. They discuss residential segregation and the myths that obscure it. Listen here 

Racial And Social Injustice Still Attempts To Erase Progress In The Natural Hair Community. Last month, the city of Boston, Massachusetts held its first large-scale natural hair event, The Quintessential Naturals Tour.  Read more 

Stop Playing: Impeachment Is Not a Black Political Strategy. Since the election of President Donald Trump, black political leaders have seemingly led the charge as public Democratic Party surrogates calling for impeachment. Read more

Felony charges against inauguration protesters represent ‘historic crossroads.’ Legal experts say Trump’s ‘law-and-order’ administration is emboldening authorities to crack down on protests in D.C. and beyond. Read more

Michelle Alexander: We Must Respond Forcefully & Challenge Jeff Sessions’s New War on Drugs. Sessions has  instructed Justice Department prosecutors to pursue “the most serious” charges for all drug offenses. Watch the video 

Celebrating, and mourning, two beacons in the quest for racial equality. Two iconic contributors to African American advancement are being memorialized Saturday in Washington, Eddie Williams and Roger Wilkins.  Read more 

Senate Moves Forward With Bipartisan Bill to Rein in Jeff Sessions. Co-sponsors Rand Paul and Patrick Leahy call out the Attorney General’s backwards approach to criminal justice, the drug war and mandatory minimums. Read more 

White Tulsa Officer Is Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Black Driver. The death of Terence Crutcher demonstrated both the increased pressure to hold officers responsible for using lethal force and the difficulty of convicting them of a crime. Read more 

Watch the alternative ending of Get Out which is much more plausible and way more depressing. The one part that feels a bit less plausible in the original film is the ending, in which Chris’ best friend scoops him up. Watch here 

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