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Editorial: When will we live up to our Declaration of Independence? 3.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

For too many people, and for too many generations, the "self-evident" truth of equality has just been empty words scrawled on parchment.

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How Real Conspiracies Inspired False Rumors About Flooding Black Communities With Fireworks 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
John Williams had just finished his fourth novel and was trying to figure out how to sell it. His 1967 book, The Man Who Cried I Am, focused on a CIA plot to stave off an inevitable Black uprising by exterminating all people of African descent. The existing avenues for promotion weren’t particularly receptive to Black fiction-writers […]
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The Reality TV Racism Reckoning Is Finally Here. Vanderpump Rules Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg. 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
On June 12, almost three weeks after the police killing of George Floyd sparked massive protests for racial justice throughout the country, the long-running reality show The Bachelor announced that Matt James would become the first Black bachelor on the show’s 25th season. The announcement came 18 years after the creation of the show, three […]
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Racism makes the impacts of climate change unequal 2.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360 . The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have cast stark new light on the racism that remains deeply embedded in U.S. society. It is as present in matters of the environment as in other aspects of life: Both historical and present-day injustices have left people of color exposed to far greater environmental health hazards than whites. Elizabeth Yeampierre has been an important voice on these issues for more than two decades. As co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance , she leads a coalition of more than 70 organizations focused on addressing racial and economic inequities together with climate change. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Yeampierre draws a direct line from slavery and the rapacious exploitation of natural resources to current issues of environmental justice. "I think about people who got the worst food, the worst ...
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Editorial: Renaming John Wayne Airport can help Orange County confront its racist past 1.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Orange County should rename the airport. The actor believed in white supremacy. But more important, this can help the county reckon with its fraught past.

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Letters to the Editor: How racism, bigotry and elitism may be driving mask resistance 30.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

To some, wearing a mask may be a sign of 'otherness.' These people need to get over their prejudice and put on a mask.

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Thousands march through Lakeview for Pride Without Prejudice event 29.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Thousands march in the Pride Without Prejudice event on June 28, 2020, through the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. The march took the place of the annual Pride Parade, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers sought to elevate Black and brown voices and as well as those of trans people while highlighting issues of racism and police violence. They sought to bring Pride back to its origins as the anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion in 1969.
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Letters to the Editor: Trump's cynical play against flag burning is about one thing — inflaming voters 28.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The president doesn't care about whether it is illegal to burn the American flag. What he does care about is making his voters angry.

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Column: As coronavirus surges, more stores are going cashless. The price tag is racism 27.6.2020 LA Times: Health

As we rush into a "cashless" society to slow the coronavirus, know that there are trade-offs. Businesses could make existing racial inequities worse.

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‘There was intentional divestment’: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Kevin Morrison join LGBTQ leaders in town hall on health inequities amid coronavirus 25.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other officials held a virtual town hall on Wednesday with leaders of the LGBTQ community to highlight longstanding health inequities in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Illinois Supreme Court to hire chief of inclusion and diversity officer 23.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Illinois Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would recruit a chief diversity and inclusion officer for the state’s judicial branch of government, acknowledging a need to address racism and to address “frailties in the disposition of justice” affecting people of color.
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There's a direct link between anti-Black racism and Trump's 'kung flu' comment 23.6.2020 LA Times: Health

The comment is a reminder of the xenophobia that has often been the bedfellow of racism in America.

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Google workers demand the company stop selling its tech to police 23.6.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

"We should not be in the business of criminalizing Black existence while we chant that Black Lives Matter," reads a letter from Google employees.

Luxury fashion challenged to confront racist attitudes 23.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback.
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More Equitable Access to Open Space? Vancouver Has A Plan for That 22.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home, stay close to our neighborhoods and try to enjoy being outside. But what if there is no park nearby? What if your home is tiny with no outdoor ...
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Protests in U.S. spur some in Middle East to look in the mirror 22.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Discrimination and racial prejudices in the Middle East take on re-energized focus in wake of George Floyd's death.

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Column: By supporting Confederate monuments, Donald Trump sides with racists 22.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
If there was doubt about where the president stands on the issue of racism in America, he made it clear during his campaign rally in Tulsa. Donald Trump is on the side of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
Jefferson County public health officials declare systemic racism a public health crisis 19.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Jefferson County public health officials on Tuesday declared systemic racism a public health crisis and passed a resolution that directs the local health agency to take steps to address health inequities, according to a news release.
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Chicago restaurant workers take to social media to call out industry racism, sexism — and more 19.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Restaurants have continued to come under fire for alleged misdeeds, with many being called out on a new Instagram account @the86dlist.
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Letters to the Editor: How to define whiteness? White people can start with anti-racism 19.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In the 1960s, an effort by Black people to define themselves led to the Black Power movement. Whites today can start defining whiteness by being anti-racist.

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