Policing and the New York Mayoral Race

As voters head to the polls, we talk to two Democrats about an election that is testing the city’s values.

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Rancor Between Adams and Yang Marks End of Bruising Mayoral Campaign

On the eve of Tuesday’s primary, the top candidates for mayor of New York City issued their sharpest criticism of the campaign.

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Adams Clashes With Rivals on Last Weekend of Mayoral Campaign

Eric Adams and Andrew Yang tussled on questions of race in a frenetic day of campaigning, two days before the June 22 primary.

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Yang and Garcia Form Late Alliance in Mayor’s Race, Drawing Adams’s Ire

Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia campaigned together on Saturday in a show of unity that their top rival, Eric Adams, viewed as racially driven politics.

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‘Keep an Eye on This Guy’: Inside Eric Adams’s Complicated Police Career

Mr. Adams’s police credentials have helped him rise to the top of this year’s mayoral field. But his relationship with the department is complex.

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Will Christian America Withstand the Pull of QAnon?

The Southern Baptist Convention appeared more concerned with combating critical race theory than conspiracy theories. 

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Juneteenth Reminds Us Just How Far We Have to Go

Abolishing slavery was only one step on a winding journey.

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Scholarly Groups Condemn Laws Limiting Teaching on Race

More than 20 states have introduced legislation restricting lessons on racism and other so-called “divisive concepts.”

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The Transformation of Ralph Northam

How the Virginia governor who was embroiled in a blackface scandal became the most racially progressive leader in the state’s history.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #governors-us, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #virginia

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Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court’s Truth Teller

In her opinions, Justice Sotomayor explains how Supreme Court cases are part of a larger unfolding story of where the country finds itself. 

#black-people, #breyer-stephen-g, #capital-punishment, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #congressional-black-caucus, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #kagan-elena, #mandatory-sentencing, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

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Juneteenth Poll: Most Americans Know Little or Nothing About Holiday

Academics believe that increases in the number of Americans familiar with the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., may be a result of last summer’s protests against racism.

#black-people, #gallup-poll, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

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The World’s Dictators Exploit America’s Racism

They are not completely wrong.

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Southern Baptist Convention Elects Ed Litton as New President

Ed Litton, a moderate pastor from Alabama, won a high-stakes presidential election with the potential to reshape the future of the country’s largest Protestant denomination.

#baptist-churches, #greear-j-d, #ministers-protestant, #nashville-tenn, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-baptist-convention

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Southern Baptist Convention Will Hold Runoff for New President

The high-stakes presidential election has the potential to reshape the future of the country’s largest Protestant denomination.

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Battle for Black Voters in N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Centers on Policing

As New York’s Democratic primary nears, Black voters appear torn between Eric Adams and Maya Wiley and their divergent views on balancing public safety and civil rights.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya

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New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Diversity in the Music Industry

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examined 4,060 executives at six types of companies, and found 19.8 percent were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

#annenberg-inclusion-initiative, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #universal-music-group, #university-of-southern-california, #women-and-girls

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On ‘Dave,’ Lil Dicky Faces the Music

Season 2 of the hip-hop comedy bolsters its raunchy humor with a sharp take on white privilege in a Black art form.

#black-people, #burd-david-lil-dicky-1988, #dave-tv-program, #fxx-tv-network, #gata-rapper, #ko-christine-actor, #race-and-ethnicity, #rap-and-hip-hop, #television, #whites

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The PBS Chef Martin Yan Teaches Chinese Cooking to a New Audience

The man who used television to help many North Americans start cooking Chinese food at home is as cheery as ever, but aware of some harsher truths.

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Judges Halt Race and Gender Priority for Restaurant Relief Grants

Approvals for thousands of Restaurant Revitalization Fund applicants were rescinded after court orders struck down a policy that favored historically underserved groups.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #minorities, #oconnor-reed, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennessee, #texas

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How the Virus Unraveled Hispanic American Families

Deaths in Santa Clara County, Calif., highlight a terrible disparity of the pandemic: Covid-19 killed many Hispanic Americans at younger ages.

#age-chronological, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-jose-calif, #santa-clara-county-calif, #your-feed-science

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Black Virginians Took Ralph Northam Back. Neither Has Forgotten.

Virginia’s governor survived a blackface scandal with the help of Black Democrats, who saw a chance for policy concessions. Both got more from the relationship than they could have imagined.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #whites

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Ralph Northam Reflects on His Journey Back From the Edge

When a racist picture was discovered on his yearbook page, the governor of Virginia refused to resign. Now he’s leaving office with a widely praised progressive record on racial justice.

#content-type-personal-profile, #governors-us, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

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Demonizing Critical Race Theory

These initiatives that Republicans whipped up to rail against are usually not a problem, but rather a wandering outrage in search of a problem.

#race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #shariah-islamic-law, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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Thousands Rally in Brooklyn to Protest ‘State of Emergency’ for Trans Youth

The Brooklyn Liberation march took place amid a wave of legislation targeting transgender children and violence that disproportionately affects Black trans women. “We are here to claim space,” one speaker said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Mudcat Grant, American League’s First Black 20-Game Winner, Dies at 85

After 14 major league seasons, he wrote a book about Black pitchers and sang in nightclubs. “I made way more money in music than I did in baseball,” he said.

#american-league, #baseball, #black-people, #cleveland-indians, #deaths-obituaries, #grant-mudcat-1935-2021, #minnesota-twins, #race-and-ethnicity

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‘Take the Ship’: Conservatives Aim to Commandeer Southern Baptists

The insurgents, some adopting a pirate motif, believe that the denomination has drifted too far to the left on issues of race, gender and the strict authority of the Bible.

#baptist-churches, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #greear-j-d, #nashville-tenn, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-baptist-convention

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Board Approves Removal of ‘Negro’ From 16 Place Names in Texas

An Interior Department committee’s decision to allow the renaming of the sites comes nearly 30 years after Texas lawmakers first voted to change the names.

#black-people, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #names-geographical, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #texas, #united-states-board-on-geographic-names

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Two Black Students Won School Honors. Then Came the Calls for a Recount.

After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #education-k-12, #grading-of-students, #mississippi, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #race-and-ethnicity

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How Jodie Turner-Smith Is Reshaping Anne Boleyn’s Story

Jodie Turner-Smith portrays the ill-fated wife of Henry VIII in a new mini-series. The show has stirred debate in Britain, which is sort of the point.

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Officials Remove Tile Viewed as Offensive from Detroit Museum-Sponsored Mural

The tile, installed beneath a mural sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts and intended to honor police officers, contained imagery that some associate with a rebuke of racial justice.

#detroit-mich, #detroit-institute-of-arts, #murals, #museums, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #sterling-heights-mich, #symbols

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The C.D.C.’s New Leader Follows the Science. Is That Enough?

By all accounts, Dr. Rochelle Walensky is a fierce advocate and an empathetic scientist. But C.D.C. advice must be better attuned to the real world, critics say.

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As Military Addresses Diversity, Republicans See Culture War Target

The Pentagon’s leadership is taking steps to promote inclusion in the military, prompting a political backlash.

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Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue

People of color have been pivotal in some recent elections. Republicans are determined to stop that.

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Search for Victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre Has Uncovered 27 Coffins

There are strong reasons to suspect that the mass grave was for victims of the 1921 killing, given contemporary evidence.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #cemeteries, #oaklawn-cemetery, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Tenement Museum Makes Room for Black History

Reopening after a tumultuous year, this Lower East Side institution is addressing the omissions and erasures in the neighborhood’s history — and its own.

#black-people, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #lower-east-side-tenement-museum, #museums, #new-york-city, #obrien-lauren-researcher, #polland-annie, #race-and-ethnicity

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Former Students Win Racial Profiling Case Against French State

Three young men filed a suit saying they had been discriminated against during ID checks in Paris in 2017, when they were high school students. An appeals court ruled in their favor this week.

#discrimination, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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For Asian Americans Wary of Attacks, Reopening Is Not an Option

Facing a wave of animosity, many Asian Americans remain afraid of public places even as the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #coronavirus-reopenings, #race-and-ethnicity

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Trappes est-elle, un ‘territoire perdu de la République’?

À Trappes, un âpre combat oppose le maire à un enseignant qui affirme que la ville est aux mains des islamistes. Leur conflit attise le débat national sur l’identité française.

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The Mayor, the Teacher and a Fight over a ‘Lost Territory’ of France

A battle erupted after a high-school teacher said that Islamists had taken over the city of Trappes, a view vigorously countered by the mayor, sharpening a national debate over French identity.

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The Left Needs the A.C.L.U. to Keep Defending Awful Speech

Yes, the civil liberties group is divided. What else is new?

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This TikTok Star Is Turning the Tables on Microaggressions

Clare Brown uses the platform to share satirical videos in which white people are treated as a minority.

#race-and-ethnicity, #social-media

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FEMA Disaster Aid Often Widens Racial Disparities

The federal government often gives less help to Black disaster survivors than their white neighbors. That’s a challenge for President Biden, who has vowed to fight both inequality and climate change.

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From Doomsday Preppers to Doomsday Plotters

Far-right movements have long dreamed of a moment that ends society as we’ve known it. Now, experts say, so-called accelerationist thinking is proliferating in ways that could destabilize democracy.

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My Journey to Pride

The power of truth and the power of community made me whole.

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A Psychiatrist Invited to Yale Spoke of Fantasies of Shooting White People

The Yale School of Medicine said the tone and content of a lecture by Dr. Aruna Khilanani, who has a private practice in New York, were “antithetical to the values of the school.”

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The Remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest Are Being Exhumed in Memphis

The remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave trader and leader of the Ku Klux Klan, will be moved from Memphis to a Confederate museum 200 miles away.

#black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #confederate-states-of-america, #forrest-nathan-bedford, #ku-klux-klan, #memphis-tenn, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #sons-of-confederate-veterans, #tennessee

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Symone of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ On Drag, Her Win and Self-Love

“I had to learn to love my Blackness,” said the winner of this season’s ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’ “I’ve learned to love my queerness. I had to learn to love myself.”

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Black Lives Matter Has Grown More Powerful, and More Divided

Since the murder of George Floyd, the racial justice movement has received millions of dollars in donations. But some chapters have questioned how those funds are spent.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

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A Veteran Tried to Credit Black Americans on Memorial Day. His Mic Got Muted.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter was speaking at an American Legion service in Hudson, Ohio, on Monday when he was intentionally silenced.

#american-legion, #black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #hudson-ohio, #kemter-barnard, #memorial-day, #ohio, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

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