‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase

Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.

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U.S. Border Agency Settles With 2 Americans Detained for Speaking Spanish

In a video of the 2018 incident in Havre, Mont., a Border Patrol agent is heard telling the two American women he detains that speaking Spanish in the small city is “very unheard-of.”

#american-civil-liberties-union, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #havre-mont, #hernandez-mimi, #hispanic-americans, #language-and-languages, #montana, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suda-ana, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Why Stacey Abrams Is Confident Georgia Will Stay Blue

Democrats agree that Ms. Abrams’ political vision helped deliver Georgia to Joe Biden. In an interview with The New York Times, she lays out why 2020 was the year it came together.

#abrams-stacey-y, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Virginia Democrats, Thrilled With Biden Victory, Aren’t Looking for Carbon Copy

Suburban women who played a huge role in Joe Biden’s victory are not convinced that they need a white man to win their governor’s race next year.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carroll-jennifer-sandra, #carter-lee-j-1987, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #fairfax-justin-edward, #indivisible-project, #mcauliffe-terry, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #virginia

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Black Goalkeepers and Europe’s Uneven Playing Field

Chelsea’s recent match against Rennes in the Champions League was a rare meeting of Black goalkeepers on club soccer’s biggest stage. The hard question is: Why?

#black-people, #chelsea-soccer-team, #edouard-mendy, #howard-tim, #race-and-ethnicity, #steffen-zack-1995, #uefa-champions-league-soccer

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Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than Us?

A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.

#artificial-intelligence, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #buolamwini-joy, #discrimination, #facial-recognition-software, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-science

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‘People of Color’ Do Not Belong to the Democratic Party

It’s past time to start seeing voters the way they see themselves.

#asian-americans, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #voting-and-voters

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Nina Chanel Abney Imagines a Queer Black Utopia

The artist’s new body of work depicts life outside of the city, in a rural idyll free of the white gaze.

#abney-nina-chanel-1982, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity

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After the Election, Celebrating Diversity

“I am so overwhelmed with pride to be American again,” a Muslim woman writes. Also: Recovering memories; wrist fractures.

#bone-fractures, #diversity, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity

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‘Reach Out to Trump Supporters,’ They Said. I Tried.

I give up.

#discrimination, #muslims-and-islam, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Modern Love Podcast: Confronting Asian-American Race on the First Date

“How did we match on a dating app in the first place? She had to swipe right, and I certainly had not become Asian overnight.”

#asian-americans, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #online-dating, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

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Racism Impoverishes the Whole Economy

While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans.

#bell-laboratories, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #forbes-magazine, #gross-domestic-product, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #innovation, #inventions-and-patents, #michigan-state-university, #minorities, #musk-elon, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #small-business-administration, #united-states-economy, #venture-capital, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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The Thanksgiving Myth Gets a Deeper Look This Year

For many Native Americans, the Covid-19 toll and the struggle over racial inequity make this high time to re-examine the holiday, and a cruel history.

#bison, #food, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #pilgrims-plymouth-mass, #race-and-ethnicity, #thanksgiving-day, #united-states

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‘Fresh Prince’ Reunion, ‘Bel Air’ Reboot: How ’90s TV Handled Race

A generation ago, sitcoms with largely Black casts were must-see TV, balancing humor and drama. Will the “Bel-Air” reboot resonate in the era of Black Lives Matter?

#a-different-world-tv-program, #black-people, #cable-television, #nbcuniversal, #race-and-ethnicity, #smith-will, #television, #the-cosby-show-tv-program, #the-fresh-prince-of-bel-air-tv-program

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This Election, Latinos Sent a Warning Sign to Democrats

In the past, Latinos have reliably voted Democratic in the Rio Grande Valley and Miami-Dade County. So what happened this year?

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #hispanic-americans, #maricopa-county-ariz, #miami-dade-county-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Groupthink Has Left the Left Blind

A constricted view of the world leaves progressives surprised by the world as it is.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-magazine, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #substack-inc, #sullivan-andrew, #trump-donald-j

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Surviving Weed-Out Classes in Science May Be a State of Mind

Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #colleges-and-universities, #education, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #science-advances-journal, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-science

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Liberals Envisioned a Multiracial Coalition. Voters of Color Had Other Ideas.

Democrats may need to rethink their strategy as the class complexities and competing desires of Latino and Asian-American demographic groups become clear.

#affirmative-action, #asian-americans, #black-people, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #voting-and-voters

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Disappearance and Death of Louisiana Teen Raises Questions About Police Response

Quawan Charles was found dead in a field in rural Louisiana days after he had vanished. Now his family is asking whether his death could have been prevented with a faster response.

#amber-alert, #autopsies, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #gofundme, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #louisiana, #missing-persons, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #search-and-seizure

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In Alabama, Poverty and the Coronavirus Are a Double Blow

Before she died of Covid-19, Pamela Rush opened her home to show the world what poverty looks like.

#alabama, #black-people, #income-inequality, #poor-peoples-campaign-coalition, #poverty, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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London Police to Recruit 40% of Officers From Minority Backgrounds

The Metropolitan Police also announced a review of all road traffic stops, as Commissioner Cressida Dick acknowledged that her force was “not free from racism or discrimination.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #minorities, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #williams-bianca-1993

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The Work Diary of Blair Imani, ‘Herstory’ Historian

Her “Smarter in Seconds” Instagram videos feature bite-size lessons — and a kaleidoscopic array of hijabs.

#imani-blair, #instagram-inc, #los-angeles-calif, #making-our-way-home-the-great-migraton-and-the-black-american-dream-book, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #writing-and-writers

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UPS to Allow Natural Black Hairstyles and Facial Hair

The policy change comes amid a growing national movement to ban racial discrimination based on people’s natural hairstyle.

#beards-and-mustaches, #black-people, #discrimination, #hair, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-parcel-service-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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At Augusta National, Not Talking About Race Is Tradition

A plan to honor Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to compete in the Masters, highlights the glacial pace of change at the club that hosts golf’s marquee event.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #black-people, #discrimination, #elder-lee, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #pga-tour-inc, #professional-golfers-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #sifford-charlie, #woods-tiger

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Lawsuit Challenges U.N.C.’s Affirmative Action Policies

Private lawsuits, including one about the University of North Carolina’s admissions policies that began in court on Monday, don’t require the support of the federal government.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #race-and-ethnicity, #students-for-fair-admissions, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-carolina

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An Artist’s Continuing Exploration of the Human Form

Almost 50 years after the debut of her arresting womb-like sculptures, Senga Nengudi is still challenging what it means to live in a body, especially when that body is Black and female.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #dancing, #denver-art-museum, #dunham-katherine, #hammons-david, #nengudi-senga, #ogrady-lorraine-1934, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture

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Short Stories Need a Defender. She’s Ready.

Danielle Evans talks about “The Office of Historical Corrections,” a “slightly weirder” book than her last, and the comfort of not being the only Black writer in the conversation.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #evans-danielle, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-office-of-historical-corrections-a-novella-and-stories-book, #writing-and-writers

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A Crenshaw, Los Angeles Redevelopment Plan That Supports Black Wealth

A quiet battle over retail space is a modern fight for the soul of Black Los Angeles.

#black-people, #gentrification, #king-rodney-glen, #los-angeles-calif, #race-and-ethnicity

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‘A Long Time Coming’: Black Women Celebrate Harris’s Ascension

As Kamala Harris heads toward the highest levels of power, many rejoiced and saw her achievement as a particularly poignant reminder to Black girls that anything is possible.

#atlanta-ga, #berkeley-calif, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #breed-london, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harris-kamala-d, #moseley-braun-carol, #race-and-ethnicity

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Kamala Harris Makes History as First Woman and Woman of Color as Vice President

Ms. Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, has risen higher in the country’s leadership than any woman ever before her.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #chisholm-shirley, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #women-and-girls

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Dorie Miller Was a Black Hero in the Jim Crow Navy

Dorie Miller saved lives at Pearl Harbor. He’s finally getting his due.

#afro-american-the-newspaper, #black-people, #chicago-defender, #discrimination, #miller-doris, #pearl-harbor-hawaii, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Gay in Nigeria, Black Male in America

I learned how to carry myself to protect my safety back home, only to come to the U.S. and face a different danger.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #men-and-boys, #race-and-ethnicity, #torture, #united-states

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This Is America

The past four years have shattered my faith. But I’m ready to fight for our future. Are you?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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N.Y.P.D. Anti-Harassment Official Accused of Racist Rants

The official was relieved of his command after City Council investigators amassed evidence that he posted vitriolic messages online under the name “Clouseau.”

#city-council-nyc, #discrimination, #kobel-james-f, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #torres-ritchie-1988

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Trumpism Wasn’t Repudiated in This Election

Trump may well end up losing to Biden, but Trumpism remains a viable political strategy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Ascendant Night for Congressional Republicans, Women Led the Way

Republicans were on track to have the highest number of women ever to serve in their House conference, signaling the success of their efforts to recruit and elect a more diverse slate of candidates.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Exit Polls Point to the Power of White Patriarchy

Some people who have historically been oppressed will stand with their oppressors.

#black-people, #hispanic-americans, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s 1st Black Congresswoman, Wins 2nd Term

Ms. Hayes, a Democrat, won re-election after a contentious campaign that included a ‘Zoom-bombing’ where she was called racial slurs.

#connecticut, #elections-house-of-representatives, #hayes-jahana, #race-and-ethnicity, #sullivan-david-x-1959, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Dozens Killed in Ethiopia in Schoolyard Massacre

Rights groups said at least 54 people were killed in Sunday’s attack, which underscored how relations between Ethiopia’s ethnic groups are fraying.

#ahmed-abiy, #amhara, #ethiopia, #hundessa-hachalu, #oromo, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

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‘I Still Believe in Our City’: A Public Art Series Takes On Racism

After a wave of anti-Asian discrimination, the artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya wanted to “turn these hurts into something beautiful.” Her panels will transform a Brooklyn subway station.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #commission-on-human-rights-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #i-still-believe-in-our-city-exhibit, #phingbodhipakkiya-amanda, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #subways

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Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity but Lack the Data

Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #american-assn-for-the-advancement-of-science, #black-people, #cell-journal, #discrimination, #elife-journal, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #lancet-the-journal, #minorities, #nature-journal, #new-york-times, #pnas-journal, #public-library-of-science-plos, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-society, #science-journal, #science-and-technology, #springer-nature, #your-feed-science

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Inspiring Black Voters Is Key to Biden’s Prospects in Florida

Democratic groups are pouring money into get-out-the-vote efforts in Black precincts to try to increase turnout from 2016, in a state that is critical to President Trump’s re-election chances.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #democratic-party, #elections, #gibson-audrey-1956, #obama-barack, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Will the Hardest-Hit Communities Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

A committee that advises the C.D.C.’s director is working on a plan to equitably distribute immunizations when they become available.

#advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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After a Summer of Racial Reckoning, Race Is on the Ballot

The coronavirus and battered economy are focal points in national campaigns. But in many local elections, systemic racism and police reform have emerged as dominant themes.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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‘What a Barrister Looks Like’: A Young Black Woman Paves the Way

Alexandra Wilson is working to change England’s legal establishment, and perceptions about who belongs in it, from the inside.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #great-britain, #legal-profession, #race-and-ethnicity, #wilson-alexandra-j, #women-and-girls

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Bracing for More Virus Cases, Big Hospitals Must Be There for Everyone

We need a better system of transferring patients to ensure the best care.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #glaude-eddie-s-jr, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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Arizona Coyotes Let Go of Draftee Convicted in Bullying Case

The Arizona Coyotes knew that the player, Mitchell Miller, had been convicted of violating the Ohio Safe Schools Act after he and another teenager abused a Black schoolmate with a developmental disability.

#abuse-of-the-disabled, #arizona-coyotes, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #hockey-ice, #miller-mitchell-2001, #national-hockey-league, #race-and-ethnicity

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Five Great Things Biden Has Already Done

We’re learning not to underestimate the guy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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The Court of Master Sommeliers Has a Sexual Harassment Problem

The Court of Master Sommeliers confers high honors, but many women candidates say they’ve paid a steep price.

#metoo-movement, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #court-of-master-sommeliers, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #united-states, #wines, #women-and-girls

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‘There Are Tons of Brown Faces Missing’: Publishers Step Up Diversity Efforts

The push in book publishing for more authors and workers of color hasn’t abated, and companies are increasingly making lasting changes to the way they do business.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #canedy-dana, #hachette-book-group, #marques-gonzalez-aminda, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #simonschuster-inc, #trotman-krishan

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