Race Inquiry Digest (November 9) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Featured – My travels in white America – a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain. This summer, took a trip from Maine to Mississippi to find out what has brought the US to this point. From the forgotten poor to desperate addicts, their whiteness is all some of them have left – and that makes fertile ground for the far right. Read more

Why interviewing Richard Spencer was a risk worth taking. Giving publicity to a white supremacist isn’t something I do lightly, but right now, ignoring him seems more dangerous than hopefully exposing him. Read more and watch the interview. 

George Ciccariello- Maher was banned from campus after questioning why mass shootings in the United States are almost always carried out by white men. Read more and watch the interview         

Rooting for All the Black Folk : 7 cities in America Elected Their 1st Black Mayors Tuesday Night. Booker Gainor is quite handsome, 27 years old, black, and intelligent. . . and also Cairo, Ga first black mayor. Read more. 

Being undocumented while Black. There are approximately 575,000 undocumented Black immigrants living in this country. Approximately 10.6 percent of immigrants in removal proceedings between 2003 and 2015 were Black. Read more 

Ed Gillespie’s race-baiting didn’t win, but it was still too close for comfort. The bottom line is that revulsion to Trump-branded racism led to heavy turnout in the state’s most populous and racially diverse regions and bolstered Northam. Read more 

In 1898, White Supremacists Killed 60+ African Americans in One of Deadliest Mass Shootings in U.S. Bishop William Barber discusses this incident and the state of race relations in America. Read more and watch 

President Trump Was Elected A Year Ago — And Americans Are Feeling Aggrieved. At nearly every rally and campaign event, populated largely by whites, Trump spoke to their cultural grievances — and he has continued to do so as president. Read more 

Shocked by the racism of past generations? Look around. Unfortunately, current events (Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Ed Gillespie’s advertisements) offer an instant rebuke to anyone inclined toward generational smugness. Read more 

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