As Republicans Push to Limit Voting, Disagreements on Strategy Emerge

Trump-friendly state lawmakers trying to enact new voting laws are facing pockets of opposition from fellow Republicans who argue that some measures go too far or would hurt the party’s own voters.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Quebec’s Ban on Public Religious Symbols Largely Upheld

The ruling exempts English-speaking schools and effectively allows provincial legislators to wear turbans or head scarves, but it angered civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.

#freedom-of-religion, #legault-francois, #minorities, #muslim-veiling, #quebec-province-canada, #religion-and-belief, #religion-state-relations

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Shawn G. Kennedy, Times Reporter in a Vanguard, Dies at 73

She was part of a wave of recruited Black reporters who began changing the face of the paper in the ’70s. She also helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #hiring-and-promotion, #kennedy-shawn-g, #minorities, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #washington-dc

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Daunte Wright’s Death Is a Call to End Armed Traffic Stops

Automated technology and unarmed monitors could do most of the job more efficiently and more safely.

#black-people, #minorities, #police, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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U.S. Suicides Declined Over All in 2020 but May Have Risen Among People of Color

Despite dire predictions, the number of suicides fell by 5 percent over all. Still, smaller studies suggested the trends were much worse among nonwhite Americans.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #unemployment, #whites, #your-feed-science

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Young Women Are Dropping Out of School and Work. Is Caregiving the Culprit?

While much of the economy is beginning to bounce back, young people — particularly young women — are living a different reality.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #gender, #minorities, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls, #youth

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A Fierce Election Tests Modi’s Campaign to Remake India

The prime minister’s party is vying to dethrone a powerful politician in West Bengal. Even a close race could demonstrate the growing reach of his Hindu nationalist movement.

#adhikari-suvendu-1970, #all-india-trinamool-congress, #banerjee-mamata, #bharatiya-janata-party, #elections, #hinduism, #india, #minorities, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #west-bengal-india

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The Fear That Is Shaping American Politics

It affects everyone from Joe Manchin to Joe Biden.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #manchin-joe-iii, #midterm-elections-2022, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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Israelis and Americans Both Are Asking, Whose Country Is This Anyway?

Israel and the U.S. are trying to define anew what it means to be a pluralistic democracy.

#elections, #israel, #minorities, #netanyahu-benjamin, #orthodox-judaism, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-torah-judaism

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M.L.B. Applauded for All-Star Game Move by Former Players

M.L.B. is not known for activism, but former stars say pulling the All-Star Game from Georgia honors the legacies of Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente and others.

#aaron-hank, #all-star-games, #atlanta-braves, #baker-dusty, #baseball, #blass-steve, #discrimination, #georgia, #jackson-reggie-1946, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #minorities, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters’ Towns, Study Finds

Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic white population were the most likely to produce insurrectionists.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #minorities, #oath-keepers, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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China Tries to Counter Xinjiang Backlash With … a Musical?

The movie is part of Beijing’s wide-ranging new propaganda campaign to push back on sanctions and criticism of its oppression of the Uyghurs.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #facebook-inc, #forced-labor, #han-chinese-ethnic-group, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #minorities, #movies, #social-media, #twitter, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

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Minority Entrepreneurs Struggled to Get Small-Business Relief Loans

A year after the Paycheck Protection Program started, studies show how its design hurt Black- and other minority-owned businesses.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #paycheck-protection-program, #race-and-ethnicity, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic

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France’s Outspoken Student Union Positions Itself at the Vanguard of Change

To its critics, the 114-year-old Unef is the incarnation of the American-inspired ideas that threaten France’s founding principles. Its leaders say it is the future.

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #france, #luce-melanie-1966, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #minorities, #politics-and-government, #pougetoux-maryam, #race-and-ethnicity, #unef-national-union-of-students-of-france, #women-and-girls, #youth

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How Lower-Income Americans Get Cheated on Property Taxes

Many homeowners are paying a total of billions of dollars extra because of inequities in assessing property values.

#black-people, #cook-county-ill, #income-inequality, #local-government, #minorities, #property-taxes, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #taxation

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The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too.

The community colleges largely serving low-income, Black and Latino students are reeling, and experts worry that inequality in education will increase.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #income-inequality, #minorities

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Biden Seeks to Use Infrastructure Plan to Address Racial Inequities

The president’s $2 trillion proposal allocates money to help communities of color, like a New Orleans neighborhood devastated by a highway project a half-century ago.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #bridges-and-tunnels, #infrastructure-public-works, #minorities, #new-orleans-la, #race-and-ethnicity, #roads-and-traffic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Administration Announces Ad Campaign to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy

The public awareness push includes 275 participating organizations that will speak to communities where skepticism of the coronavirus vaccine remains high.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #minorities, #online-advertising, #polls-and-public-opinion, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Upbeat Official Report on Race in Britain Draws a Swift Backlash

The government report, while acknowledging enduring racism, said Britain provided a model for other white-majority countries on issues of race. Critics accused it of ignoring racial injustice in the country.

#black-people, #colston-edward-1636-1721, #discrimination, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #minorities, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

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Poverty as a Proxy for Race in Voter Suppression

Because Black people vote overwhelmingly for Democrats, Republicans don’t want as many Black people to vote.

#black-people, #discrimination, #minorities, #poverty, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Treasury Ramps Up Racial Equity Review as It Deploys Relief Funds

The review follows an executive order signed by President Biden requiring federal agencies to pursue racial equity and to support underserved communities in their policies and programming.

#adeyemo-adewale, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #internal-revenue-service, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #stimulus-economic, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #united-states-mint, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yellen-janet-l

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Democrats Repent for Bill Clinton

In the last decade, the party and the former president himself have been forced to admit the failures of his administration.

#black-people, #clinton-bill, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #minorities, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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Some LGBTQ People Are Saying ‘No Thanks’ to the Covid Vaccine

Evidence suggests that some sexual and gender minorities — especially people of color — are hesitant to be vaccinated because of mistrust of the medical establishment.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #minorities, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Congressional Aides Unite to Push for Change at the Capitol After the Riot

Shaken by the assault on Jan. 6, about 1,000 congressional aides, mostly people of color, have joined forces to press for changes in their workplace. It is the closest they can get to a union.

#black-people, #government-employees, #house-of-representatives, #minorities, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Democrats Are Anxious About 2022 — and 2024

The fretting starts with the party’s declining share of the Hispanic vote, but it doesn’t end there.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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Did Black Lives Matter Change the Fashion Industry Yet?

Tracking an industry where Black representation has been rare.

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-history-continued-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #fashion-and-apparel, #magazines, #minorities, #models-professional, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #shopping-and-retail, #your-feed-fashion

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In Iraq’s Christian Heartland, a Feud Over a Town’s Identity

Pope Francis will arrive in a country whose ancient Christian towns are in danger of disappearing. In one, a Christian community’s survival may come at the expense of another minority group.

#christians-and-christianity, #churches-buildings, #francis, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #roman-catholic-church, #shiite-muslims

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Treasury to Invest $9 Billion in Minority Communities

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is making Community Development Financial Institutions central to achieving an inclusive economy.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-reserve-bank-of-new-york, #minorities, #poverty, #treasury-department, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yellen-janet-l

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Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, and a ‘Cancel Culture’ Controversy Erupts

The beloved author’s most famous books, like “Green Eggs and Ham,” were untouched, but his estate’s decision nevertheless prompted a backlash and raised questions about what should be preserved as part of the cultural record.

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Justice Dept. Backs Away From Trump Era but Is Still Expected to Test Garland

Several politically charged investigations await Judge Merrick B. Garland, President Biden’s nominee for attorney general.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #attorneys-general, #barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #criminal-justice, #discrimination, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #minorities, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilkinson-monty

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Supreme Court Seems Ready to Sustain Arizona Voting Limits

The case was the court’s first on the key remaining provision of the Voting Rights Act in the context of voting restrictions.

#arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brnovich-mark, #carvin-michael-a, #democratic-party, #kagan-elena, #minorities, #oscannlain-diarmuid-fionntain, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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A Supreme Court Test for What’s Left of the Voting Rights Act

While state legislatures consider new voting restrictions to address claims of election fraud, the justices will hear arguments on what kind of legal scrutiny such laws should face.

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We Still Have to Worry About the Supreme Court and Elections

The justices are about to consider whether the Voting Rights Act applies to policies that restrict the vote.

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New York Times Calls for Workplace Changes in Diversity Report

“The Times is a difficult environment for many of our colleagues,” the report found. People of color described “unsettling and sometimes painful day-to-day workplace experiences.”

#baquet-dean, #black-people, #guild-amber-r-1977, #hispanic-americans, #kopit-levien-meredith, #minorities, #new-york-times, #race-and-ethnicity, #ryan-carolyn, #sulzberger-a-g, #workplace-environment

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Fading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Council

The government, strongly tied to the military, is blocking inquiries into wartime atrocities, undermining efforts to learn the fates of thousands of missing people.

#bachelet-michelle, #discrimination, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #minorities, #missing-persons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #sri-lanka, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Biden Changes P.P.P. Rules for Self-Employed People, Pauses Some Applications

A more generous loan formula for solo ventures is meant to get more very small businesses into the Paycheck Protection Program. But bigger applicants face a two-week pause.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #minorities, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How to Prevent the Medical Care Crisis After Covid-19

A year of missed preventive medical care is endangering minority communities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #minorities, #preventive-medicine

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What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America

Too often, attention to nonwhite groups is only as pressing as the injuries that they have suffered.

#asian-americans-advancing-justice-asian-law-caucus, #asian-americans, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #minorities, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

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The Book That Should Change How Progressives Talk About Race

Heather McGhee writes that racism increases economic inequality for everyone.

#black-people, #discrimination, #mcghee-heather-c-1980, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #whites

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Anti-Asian Racism Isn’t New

A frightening wave of attacks has Asian communities on edge. But I experienced street harassment long before the pandemic.

#asian-americans, #california, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity

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Host of ‘Reply All’ Podcast Steps Down After Accusations of Toxic Culture

The host, P.J. Vogt, and a senior reporter, Sruthi Pinnamaneni, each apologized after former colleagues accused them of working against union organizers and “multiple efforts to diversify.”

#black-people, #bon-appetit-magazine, #collective-bargaining, #discrimination, #gimlet-media, #minorities, #organized-labor, #pj-vogt, #podcasts, #polgreen-lydia, #radio, #reply-all-radio-program, #spotify, #sruthi-pinnamaneni, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Hidden Obstacle to Boardroom Diversity

Some companies are reluctant to let lower-level managers become outside directors, adding a systemic impediment to the push.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #benioff-marc, #boards-of-directors, #christoff-niki, #discrimination, #minorities, #salesforce-com-inc, #women-and-girls

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China’s Crackdown on Muslims Extends to a Resort Island

The Utsuls of Hainan island were once celebrated by the government for their links to the larger Muslim world. Not anymore.

#china, #hainan-island-china, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #sanya-china

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It Could Be the Most Diverse Oscars Ever, but the Problem Isn’t Solved

More women and people of color are expected to be nominated in this year’s top Oscar races. Still, some old biases remain.

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #british-academy-of-film-and-television, #golden-globes-awards, #independent-spirit-awards, #minorities, #movies, #women-and-girls

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The Economist Placing Value on Black Women’s Overlooked Work

Tracing community activism back a hundred years, Nina Banks says this labor by Black women should be counted as part of the economy.

#banks-nina, #black-people, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #national-economic-association, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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‘One Property at a Time’: A City Tries to Revive Without Gentrifying

Neighborhoods in Newark are beginning to see a flurry of redevelopment, a decade after the city’s downtown gained vogue.

#abandonment-property, #affordable-housing, #amazon-com-inc, #area-planning-and-renewal, #baraka-ras, #beth-israel-medical-center, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #minorities, #new-jersey, #newark-nj, #nike-inc, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy, #whole-foods-market-inc

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Why Are There So Few Black Economists at the Fed?

Monroe Gamble became the San Francisco Fed’s first Black research assistant in 2018. His path shows why fixing a striking diversity shortfall will take commitment.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #daly-mary-c, #federal-reserve-bank-of-chicago, #federal-reserve-bank-of-san-francisco, #federal-reserve-system, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Kim Ng Stands Alone Among MLB’s New Top-Level Executives

Major League Baseball celebrated the hiring of a woman as a sign of progress on diversity in its executive ranks. Every comparable hire over the last two years has been a white man.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baseball, #hiring-and-promotion, #leibman-neil-1960, #major-league-baseball, #meyer-shipp-michele, #miami-marlins, #minorities, #ng-kim, #race-and-ethnicity, #stewart-dave-1957, #women-and-girls

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Jennifer King Becomes First Black Woman to Coach N.F.L. Full-Time

Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach, making her the first Black woman with a full-time N.F.L. coaching job, amid increasing scrutiny on the diversity of the league’s hiring.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #king-jennifer-1984, #minorities, #national-football-league, #rivera-ron, #washington-redskins, #women-and-girls

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A Washington Coach Reaches a First for Black Women in the N.F.L.

Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach, making her the first Black woman with a full-time N.F.L. coaching job, amid increasing scrutiny on the diversity of the league’s hiring.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #jennifer-king, #minorities, #national-football-league, #rivera-ron, #washington-redskins, #women-and-girls

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