Race Inquiry Digest (September 7) – Important Current Stories On Race In America

Feature – Trump’s Move to End DACA and Echoes of the Immigration Act of 1924. The policy was so defiantly and arrogantly racist that, as James Q. Whitman, a professor at Yale Law School, writes in “Hitler’s American Model,” it earned praise from Adolf Hitler. By ending DACA, President Trump seems to be trying to resurrect a national immigration policy defined by racial engineering. Read more 

Half of all defendants exonerated for murder are black. Trump’s policies will likely make this number rise. The National Registry of Exonerations published a study earlier this year that found “half of all defendants exonerated for murder are African Americans, who make up only 13 percent of the population of the United Sates.”  Read more 
The methodical madness of Donald Trump: Don’t underestimate him.  Don’t judge the president by conventional measures of political success. His real goals may be to keep power and enrich himself and his circle. Read more  

Do You Miss Obama Yet? Two books by former Obama staffers are a reminder of what it’s like to have a sane administration. Read more  

When a red state gets the blues. “Government is not the answer. You are not doing anyone a favor by creating dependency, destroying individual responsibility.” So said Sen. Ted Cruz (R), though not last week. Sunday on Fox News, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Texas would need upward of $150 billion in federal aid for damage inflicted by Harvey. Read more  

There’s one big reason for Trump and Sessions to target DACA: Racism. Jeff Sessions claims DACA recipients are undeserving, unassimilated and prone to crime. None of that is true. Read more  

Genetic Testing Is Recreating Bonds Broken by
Slavery.
 Interviewed at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival, Nelson discusses how biology can provide information once lost through the transatlantic slave trade. Read more  

Howard’s upset of UNLV is biggest in HBCU football history. A $100 bet for Howard to win paid out $55,000. Read more  

Two right-wing judges reinstate Republican-backed voter suppression law. Smith and Elrod’s Tuesday order is brief and offers little reasoning on the merits. It is the latest chapter in a long, ongoing lawsuit that still has several more court hearings ahead of it before it is complete. Read more 

Vance Joseph and Anthony Lynn to share historic moment for NFL black coaches. Monday night will mark the first time black coaches have debuted with their NFL teams in the same game. Read more 

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