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Chicago’s history of systemic racism blamed for nearly 9-year life expectancy gap between Black and white residents, according to new report 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
In a report released Thursday, Chicago health officials starkly stated the cause of a growing life expectancy gap between Black and white residents: decades of segregation and systemic racism.
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Endorsement: Vote no on Prop. 19, an unwelcome combo of good and bad tax proposals 17.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Why should Californians have to accept an unjust expansion of Proposition 13 just to get a common-sense reform?

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The first COVID-19 patients in Illinois faced stigma, bigotry. But experts say their contributions to science taught the US much about the virus. 12.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Medical experts say that the first COVID-19 patients in Illinois helped shape much of the nation’s earliest knowledge of the virus.
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At the Nation’s Largest Student Farm Organization, a Reckoning on Race 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network. When Xavier Morgan first enrolled in the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences in 2010, he wasn’t necessarily interested in farming. In fact, his admission to the school, which his aunt recommended due to its strong reputation for career and technical education, was in part […]
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COVID-stricken pastor could barely breathe. He kept fighting for the right of Black people to vote 10.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Black voters in Wisconsin, a crucial battleground state, face growing threat of disenfranchisement in a pandemic election, says Souls to the Polls leader.

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Editorial: COVID exposed Southern California's inequities and injustices. Now it's time to fix them 10.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Let this be the year Southern California begins to dismantle the institutions that have created inequities and rebuild a more just, inclusive society.

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New Trump ads stoke racial bias among white people in Minnesota and Wisconsin 6.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Trump's racially charged Minnesota and Wisconsin TV ads focus on the violent aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake.

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Decoding Corporate Spin of Black Lives Matter 5.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In a virtual town hall in June, Coca-Cola’s Chairman and CEO James Quincy said: “Diversity and inclusion are among our greatest strengths … We must put our resources and energy toward helping end the cycle of systemic racism.”

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White Supremacy Is Deadly for Everyone—Even White People 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This spring, photos and videos of mostly white so-called lockdown protesters in Michigan acting anything but peaceful went viral. They demanded that state lawmakers end the public health restrictions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Though they were armed and taunting police officers, law enforcement officials did not respond violently. Late last month, a […]
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Donald Trump and His Allies are Trying to Rewrite the History of Charlottesville 3.9.2020 Mother Jones
It was one of the defining moments of Donald Trump’s presidency. On August 15, 2017, three days after a white supremacist drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, Trump held a press conference in the lobby of his New York City […]
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3 Hurdles to Racial Justice in Clean Energy – and 3 Ways U.S. Cities Can Overcome Them 2.9.2020 WRI Stories
3 Hurdles to Racial Justice in Clean Energy – and 3 Ways U.S. Cities Can Overcome Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintOrlando at night. Photo by Erdenebileg Bat-Erdene/flickr For years, city governments in the United States have taken the lead on committing to climate action, with more than 165 cities aiming for 100% community-wide clean energy. But whether ambitious goals translate to ambitious action is another question altogether, and unfortunately we’ve seen cities fall short of their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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3 Hurdles to Racial Justice in Clean Energy – and 3 Ways U.S. Cities Can Overcome Them 2.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
For years, city governments in the United States have taken the lead on committing to climate action, with more than 165 cities aiming for 100% community-wide clean energy. But whether ambitious goals translate to ambitious action is another question altogether, and ...
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Providing comfort or promoting racism: Lake County politicians predictably split along party lines about motives for Trump’s visit to nearby Kenosha 2.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A number of Lake County Republicans thought Trump’s trip was the right move for the nation’s leader, while some local Democrats questioned the reasons for the visit.
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Letters to the Editor: Racism is baked into jury selection. End peremptory challenges to mitigate that 1.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A bill to combat racism in peremptory challenges does not go far enough. The practice should be ended entirely.

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Letters to the Editor: Anti-racism belongs in the classrom, but not with an 'I can't breathe' T-shirt 1.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Students should glean lessons on racism from literature and discuss them in class, not have them imposed by a slogan on a teacher's shirt.

How the Media-Fueled Rise of the KKK Explains the White Vigilantes in Kenosha 1.9.2020 Mother Jones
In Kenosha, Wisconsin a 17-year-old dressed up in the regalia of the modern warriors he saw online—AR-15 style rifle, backward hat, jeans—to patrol a protest. Kyle Rittenhouse wound up shooting two people fatally and injured one more. Republican media has already spun this idea. He saw a lawless world in the uprisings of people demanding […]
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Opinion: Fifty-seven years after the March on Washington, Black people are still protesting 29.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Logic says the 1963 March on Washington should have led to a radical change. It did. But it did not move far enough.

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Jacob Blake’s grandmother talks about the family’s history with civil rights, and hopes the tragedy of her grandson’s shooting will continue the legacy 29.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Jacob Blake's grandmother hopes his shooting, as tragic as it is, will somehow continue her family’s strong legacy in the fight for racial equality.
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News Analysis: Trump sidesteps America's racism and police brutality and labels protests 'mob rule' 29.8.2020 LA Times: Nation

Trump in his RNC speech skips a chance to promote racial healing and end police brutality.

Op-Ed: The real affirmative action dominating admission to elite colleges benefits privileged white kids 27.8.2020 LA Times: Commentary

If colleges like Yale and Harvard truly cared about dismantling inequality, they would stop giving bonus points to children of alumni and donors.

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