Race Inquiry Digest (November 6) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Featured – Where the alt-right wants to take America — with or without Trump. Trump’s electoral victory one year ago this week was not merely his own, nor that of the befuddled party that relinquished its nomination to him. It was also a triumph for the dark tangle of forces we’ve come to know as the alt-right. Read more 

Why Do White People Feel Discriminated Against? I Asked Them. Look I know it’s hard to feel like you really know white people after doing a few interviews. but here’s what I found out from them. Read more  

Ibram Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism, says education and love are not the answer. With the breadth of his scholarship and expanse of his reach, Kendi has been compared to the famed late historian John Hope Franklin. Read more 

Let’s Relitigate the Civil War. There can be no “compromise” with the false view of America’s past from Trumpists and pop historians alike. Read more 

There Are More Black Catholics in the U.S. Than Members of the A.M.E. Church. How black Americans defy religious stereotypes—and navigate race relations in historically white, European spaces. Read more 

How Racial Data Gets ‘Cleaned’ in the U.S. Census. The national survey offers more identity choices than ever—until those choices get scrubbed away. An Object Lesson. Read more 

Why Colin Kaepernick Matters So Much. Why has he become a symbol of hope and resistance? It’s complicated. Read more 

It’s okay to be white’ signs and stickers appear on campuses and streets across the country. Posters proclaiming “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE,” prompted by an anonymous chat-room comment that suggested the message would feed social unrest and sway white Americans to far-right ideologies. Read more 

Poll: 1 In 3 Latinos Report Discrimination Based On Ethnicity. About a third of Latinos in America say they’ve been personally discriminated against when it comes to applying for jobs, being paid equally or considered for promotions — and when trying to rent a room or apartment or buy a house. Read more 

President Trump is the master of abhorrent identity politics. By now it should be clear that racism is a feature of the Trump administration, not a bug. Read more 

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