Race Inquiry Digest (September 11) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – The First White President. The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. Read more 

A Tale of Two Irmas: Rich Miami Ready for Tumult as Poor Miami Waits and Hopes. Wealthy residents play golf, while a few miles away people are crossing their fingers. Read more 

Michael Bennett and the coming year of unprecedented activism in NFL. The defensive end is now a symbol of what the battle for racial equality is all about. Read more 

Spike Lee, Jordan Peele Team for ‘Black Klansman’ Thriller. Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington in talks to star as Colorado detective that infiltrated KKK in 1978. Read more 

Trump’s Signals to White Supremacists Aren’t Dog Whistles. They’re Flares. From Charlottesville to DACA, he’s following a pattern that we ignore at our peril. Read more 

Yes, it’s really this simple: Donald Trump is a cranky, obsessive racist. Trump is a simple man driven by a single-minded racist obsession: delegitimizing Barack Obama’s presidency. Read more  

Republicans hit peak racial hypocrisy: Their condemnation of white supremacy is laughable. Leading Republicans have fled from Trump’s racism. But their party has been a white-identity club for 50 years. Read more  

Home buying while black. Shopping for my first home has been an exploration in the fraught intersection of race and class. All of the housing workshops and research that filled my evenings and weekends did not prepare me for the complexities of buying a house as an African American. Read more 

Inner Racism Revealed. “Being president doesn’t change who you are. No, it reveals who you are.” That is what is happening with Donald Trump. Read more 

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