Race Inquiry Digest ( May 29 ) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature –  Maryland and Manchester: We can’t let heinous attacks overseas obscure our homegrown terrorism problem.  Yes, Islamist extremism is a worldwide threat. But we’re less eager to talk about domestic hate crimes as terror.  Read more 

Paul Krugman: Republicans are stripping our freedoms one by one. This idea of freedom is our favorite myth, and it’s one conservatives love to trot out. Getting crucial help like health insurance or minor assistance paying for groceries, they reason, makes a person less free. Read more  

Betsy DeVos All Smiles as She Endorses States’ Rights to Discriminate Against Children. She declined to provide even one example of any kind of discrimination that might preclude a school from receiving federal funding. Read more 

It’s Now Illegal In Alabama To Remove Confederate Monuments. The law comes after other states have started to take their monuments down. A new bill signed into law Wednesday by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) protects Confederate monuments in the state.  Read more 

Police Forces Are Sending A Message To Black Suburban Residents: You’re Not Wanted.  Places like Troy used to be lily-white, and most of their police departments still are. That’s a problem for the black and brown people moving from big cities like LA and New York. Read more   

Southern Schools Are Becoming More Segregated, Report Finds. The report, by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project and Penn State University’s Center for Education and Civil Rights, found that in 2014, more than one in three Black students in the South (35.8 percent) attended a school that was intensely racially segregated. Read more 

Trump’s housing budget is a mass eviction notice for the poor. America’s systems for helping vulnerable families keep a roof overhead are already woefully underfunded. President Donald Trump’s budget chooses to make that problem worse. Read more  

What the Supreme Court’s Gerrymander Ruling Means for the Future of Voting Rights. On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina congressional map that packed African Americans into two districts and reduced their voting power elsewhere. Read more 

Warriors’ Mike Brown on facing his former team in the Finals. With the 47-year-old Brown now on the sideline for the Warriors, he faces not only James and Irving in the Finals but also a franchise still paying him. Read more 

Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur Documentaries Headed to A&E.  ‘Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.’ and ‘Who Killed Tupac?’ to premiere in June. Read more 

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