Racism Is Magnifying The Deadly Impact Of Rising City Heat

By Alexandra Witze, Nature. -

To help reduce the risk of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, urban planners, meteorologists, climate experts and other scientists are working to identify the most vulnerable [...]

Environmental Racism And Detroit

By Emma Boyhtari, . -

Oftentimes, racism and environmentalism are thought of as separate issues. Since the Black Lives Matter uprising of last summer, however, there has been a growing awareness of the scope of racism [...]

Illinois Bill Mandates Public Schools Teach Asian American History

By Jordan Williams, The Hill. -

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) has signed legislation mandating public schools teach Asian American history, making the state the first in the nation to do so. The legislation, the Teaching [...]

July 4 Glorifies The US Military — A Force With White Supremacy At Its Core

By Rory Fanning, Truthout -

The U.S. isn’t young anymore. One can’t help but wonder what Fredrick Douglass would say if he were to give a speech on the country’s 245th birthday. The “great streams” of American racism, white [...]

Governor Signs Law To Stop Teachers From Talking About Racism

By Jennifer Bendery, Black Agenda Report. -

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed one of his party’s top legislative priorities into law: a bill aimed at stopping teachers from talking about racism and any current events that [...]

To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need To Take On Policing

By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout. -

Police in the United States act with impunity in targeted neighborhoods, public schools, college campuses, hospitals, and almost every other public sphere. Not only do the police view protesters, [...]

Colombia Removes Statues Of Columbus And Spanish Queen After Attacks

By Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports. -

Colombia’s culture ministry removed statues of 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus and Spain’s late Queen Isabella amid fears they would be tumbled. Government workers removed the [...]

Discovery Of Mass Graves Reinforces Need For Truth And Reconciliation

By Equal Justice Initiative. -

One hundred years after the Tulsa Massacre, a team of scientists has discovered the remains of 27 people believed to be murdered by the white mob that destroyed the prosperous Black neighborhood [...]

California Reparations Committee Confronts Harms Of Slavery

By Jackie Botts, Cal Matters. -

For more than three decades, Black members of Congress have introduced legislation to study the lasting harms of slavery on African Americans, and propose remedies. Year after year, the federal [...]

A New Nevada Law Bans Racial Mascots In Schools

By Dustin Jones, NPR. -

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak met with members of the Nevada Indian Commission in Carson City on Friday as he signed legislation removing racially discriminatory identifiers or language from schools. [...]

What’s Up With The Sudden Attacks On Schools That Teach Critical Race Theory?

By Jeff Bryant, LA Progressive. -

When North Carolina public school teacher Justin Parmenter penned an opinion piece for the Charlotte Observer about the difficulties of teaching in hybrid mode during the pandemic, with students [...]

White People’s Stake In Ending The White Republic

By Erin Heaney, Organizing Upgrade. -

Wing describes this multiracial base: “We need to build the independent strength of the most determined racial, social, climate, and economic justice constituencies – those that understand that [...]

‘Rural People Against Racism’ March In Washington

By Andrew Freeman, Liberation News. -

On May 29, local activists in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, (population 11,739) and the greater Skagit County area held a march against racism marking the one year anniversary of the murder of [...]

Dubious Arrests, Death Threats and Confederate Loyalists

By Julia Wall and Carli Brosseau, ProPublica. -

Reported from a community where protesting is restricted and violence feels imminent, “Sound of Judgment” provides a rare view into the fight for justice in small-town America.