Tiger Woods and Another Terrible Turn of Fate

It is easy to cling to memories of Tiger Woods at his peaks, but his vulnerability tells as much, if not more, about his powerful hold on sport and culture.

#black-people, #california, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #race-and-ethnicity, #woods-tiger

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Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. and the Voices of ‘Resistance’

The evocative podcast about people who “refuse to accept things as they are” is thriving in a historical blind spot of story-driven audio.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #gimlet-media, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #resistance-radio-program, #saidu-tejan-thomas-jr, #spotify

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Criminal Justice Is a State Issue

State power is the path to racial equality and liberation.

#bail, #black-people, #brookings-institution, #capital-punishment, #crime-and-criminals, #death-penalty-information-center, #illinois, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #virginia, #whites

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Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College

A student said she was racially profiled while eating in a college dorm. An investigation found no evidence of bias. But the incident will not fade away.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #kanoute-oumou, #northampton-mass, #race-and-ethnicity, #smith-college

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Cherokee Nation Addresses Bias Against Descendants of Enslaved People

The tribe’s Supreme Court excised language from its constitution that limited the citizenship rights of descendants of Black people who had been enslaved by the tribe before the Civil War.

#black-people, #cherokee-indians, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #supreme-court-us, #treaties

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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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Over 160 Confederate Symbols Were Removed in 2020, Group Says

The Southern Poverty Law Center said more “symbols of hate” were removed from public property last year after the death of George Floyd than in the previous four years combined.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #confederate-states-of-america, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #military-bases-and-installations, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #sons-of-confederate-veterans, #southern-poverty-law-center, #states-us, #symbols, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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They Were Black. Their Parents Were White. Growing Up Was Complicated.

“Raceless,” by Georgina Lawton, and “Surviving The White Gaze,” by Rebecca Carroll, follow two Black women who discover their racial identity after a childhood separated from their heritage.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #carroll-rebecca-1969, #content-type-personal-profile, #lawton-georgina, #race-and-ethnicity, #raceless-in-search-of-family-identity-and-the-truth-about-where-i-belong-book, #surviving-the-white-gaze-a-memoir-book

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Slate Suspends Podcast Host After Debate Over Racial Slur

Mike Pesca of “The Gist” said he was suspended after defending, in a Slack discussion with colleagues, the use of the slur in some contexts.

#defector-media-llc, #discrimination, #hohlt-jared, #mike-pesca, #news-and-news-media, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #slate-magazine, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Woke Me When It’s Over

In the humorless world of Woke, the satire is never funny and the statute of limitations never expires, even when it comes to hamantaschen.

#abigail-koffler, #bon-appetit-magazine, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #discrimination, #jews-and-judaism, #political-correctness, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-illinois-chicago

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Lucky Luke, the Comic Book Cowboy, Discovers Race, Belatedly

For the first time in the Franco-Belgian comic book classic, Black characters have full-fledged roles and are drawn without the racist depictions that marred the genre.

#a-cowboy-in-high-cotton-book, #berjeaut-julien-1974, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #colonization, #comic-books-and-strips, #discrimination, #france, #lucky-luke, #race-and-ethnicity, #reeves-bass, #tintin-in-the-congo-book

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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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Democrats Beat Trump in 2020. Now They’re Asking: What Went Wrong?

Disappointed by down-ballot losses, Democratic interest groups are joining forces to conduct an autopsy of the election results. Republicans do not yet seem willing to reckon with the G.O.P.’s major defeats.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #congressional-black-caucus, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #end-citizens-united, #latino-victory-fund, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #third-way

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Lorraine O’Grady, Still Cutting Into the Culture

And at 86, the pioneering conceptual artist isn’t done yet. She’s getting her first retrospective ever, at the Brooklyn Museum.

#art, #black-people, #both-and-exhibit, #brooklyn-museum, #content-type-personal-profile, #jamaican-americans, #museums, #ogrady-lorraine-1934, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

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How a Trinidadian Communist Invented London’s ‘Notting Hill Carnival’

The Notting Hill Carnival was canceled last year. But it likely wouldn’t exist at all without the efforts of Claudia Jones.

#black-people, #carnival-pre-lenten, #content-type-personal-profile, #jones-claudia, #london-england, #race-and-ethnicity

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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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Still Processing: ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ and Whiteness in America

What “Hillbilly Elegy” can learn from the film “Get Out” and the podcast “S-Town.”

#get-out-movie, #hillbilly-elegy-movie, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #s-town-radio-program

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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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Black Grief, White Grievance: Artists Search for Racial Justice

An urgent show at the New Museum — both a monument to a resilient culture and a memorial to what’s lost through racism — will surely rank as one of the most important of 2021.

#art, #black-people, #enwezor-okwui, #grief-and-grievance-art-and-mourning-in-america-exhibit, #ligon-glenn, #manhattan-nyc, #mehretu-julie, #new-museum-of-contemporary-art, #race-and-ethnicity, #ward-nari, #weems-carrie-mae, #whitten-jack

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Chicago Lists Lincoln Statues Among Monuments to Review

A city commission, created after protests against racism last year, identified five statues of Abraham Lincoln among 41 monuments that should receive public scrutiny.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lincoln-abraham, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #race-and-ethnicity

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Billie Holiday’s Story Depends on Who’s Telling It

There are almost as many interpretations of her short life and enormous legacy as there are books and films about her, including the new biopic starring Andra Day.

#anslinger-harry-j, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #daniels-lee, #day-andra-1984, #holiday-billie, #jazz, #lady-day-at-emersons-bargrill-play, #lady-sings-the-blues-movie, #movies, #parks-suzan-lori, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-united-states-vs-billie-holiday-movie

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The Real Story of the ‘Draft Riots’

In 1863, mobs of white New Yorkers terrorized Black people. The response has something to teach us.

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #manhattan-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

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Abolish the Federal Death Penalty

It can’t be fixed. It can’t be reformed. Its flaws are inherent. Its time has come.

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capital-punishment, #criminal-justice, #federal-courts-us, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Covid Causes Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

American life expectancy fell by one year, to 77.8 years, in the first half of 2020. It may rebound as the pandemic’s end approaches.

#age-chronological, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

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For Black Aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 Brought Particular Trauma

Black congressional staff members said the attack brought back memories of how they had tried to avoid people they felt could be prone to racist violence — only to find them at their place of work.

#belford-remmington, #black-people, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #house-of-representatives, #mcknight-jabir, #mcquerry-mike-1970, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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If ‘Housing Is a Right,’ How Do We Make It Happen?

For starters, Biden can improve lives right now by recalibrating existing programs.

#affordable-housing, #baltimore-md, #discrimination, #evictions, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #section-8-housing, #vouchers

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Charles Venable Resigns as Head of Indianapolis Museum of Art

His departure comes in the wake of a job posting, since corrected, that described the museum’s core audience as “white,” and amid criticism from a trustee, some staff and local artists.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #discrimination, #indianapolis-ind, #indianapolis-museum-of-art, #museums, #newfields, #race-and-ethnicity, #venable-charles-l

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Should Student Debt Be Canceled?

Readers discuss fairness and the racial wealth gap in debating whether this would be the right move.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #student-loans, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Black, Female and Carving Out Their Own Path in Country Music

Five singer-songwriters discuss the challenges of becoming the change they want to see in a famously homogeneous segment of the music industry.

#black-people, #brittney-spencer, #country-music, #guyton-mickey, #miko-marks, #race-and-ethnicity, #reyna-roberts, #rissi-palmer, #women-and-girls

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Writing Native American Stand-Ups Into the History of Comedy

An author who specializes in unearthing forgotten figures argues for the importance of Charlie Hill, the first Indigenous comic to appear on “The Tonight Show.”

#books-and-literature, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #hill-charlie-1951-2013, #native-americans, #nesteroff-kliph, #race-and-ethnicity, #we-had-a-little-real-estate-problem-the-unheralded-story-of-native-americanscomedy-book

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Amy Cooper, Who Falsely Accused Bird-Watcher in Central Park, Has Charges Dismissed

Ms. Cooper, a white woman, called 911 on the bird-watcher in Central Park. Prosecutors asked a judge to drop the charges after she finished an education program about racial bias.

#birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity

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DNA and Race: What Ancestry and 23andMe Reveal

Our country has struggled to reckon with the horrors of the past. Could DNA tests help?

#23andme, #ancestry-com, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

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What Racism Costs All Americans

Heather McGhee and Ezra Klein discuss the terrible price of drained-pool politics.

#demos-a-network-for-ideasaction, #mcghee-heather-c-1980, #race-and-ethnicity

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Obscure Musicology Journal Sparks Battles Over Race and Free Speech

A scholar’s address about racism and music theory was met with a vituperative, personal response by a small journal. It faced calls to cease publishing.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #ewell-philip-a, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunter-college, #jackson-timothy-l-1958, #journal-of-schenkerian-studies, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #schenker-heinrich, #society-for-music-theory, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-texas

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Along the Southwest Border, Trump’s Wall Is Only One of the Insults He Left Behind

Here’s what Biden should do about the poverty, discrimination and environmental destruction.

#agriculture-and-farming, #border-barriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deserts, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #land-use-policies, #migrants-environmental, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #stimulus-economic, #water

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Postcard From Peru: Why the Morality Plays Inside The Times Won’t Stop

Other news organizations have their own personnel dramas. But none attract the spotlight like The Times.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #mcneil-donald-g-jr, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Apologizes for Insensitive Job Posting

The museum wrote that it was seeking a director who would work to maintain its “core, white art audience,” in addition to attracting a more diverse one.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #hiring-and-promotion, #indianapolis-ind, #indianapolis-museum-of-art, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #venable-charles-l, #workplace-environment

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Chris Harrison to Step Away From ‘The Bachelor’ After ‘Harmful’ Comments

The reality television show’s longtime host will be absent for an unspecified amount of time. He has come under fire after making remarks he now acknowledges were dismissive of racism.

#abc-inc, #apologies, #discrimination, #harrison-chris-1971, #race-and-ethnicity, #rachael-kirkconnell, #rachel-l-lindsay, #social-media, #television, #the-bachelor-tv-program, #the-bachelorette-tv-program

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Nobody Wins in an Economy of White Resentment

But there is a way out of America’s zero-sum socioeconomic thinking.

#black-people, #income-inequality, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #tea-party-movement, #united-states-economy, #whites

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Silicon Valley’s Safe Space

Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders building our collective future. Then it disappeared.

#artificial-intelligence, #astral-codex-ten, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #names-personal, #race-and-ethnicity, #rationalists, #science-and-technology, #silicon-valley-calif, #siskind-scott, #slate-star-codex, #substack-inc, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

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Jaguars Assistant Coach Chris Doyle Resigns After Backlash

The Fritz Pollard Alliance criticized the recent addition of Chris Doyle, who was accused of mistreatment of Black players at the University of Iowa, to Urban Meyer’s staff in Jacksonville.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #doyle-chris-1968, #football, #fritz-pollard-alliance, #jacksonville-jaguars, #meyer-urban, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity

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Bubba Wallace Needed NASCAR Help. Michael Jordan Took It Personally.

Denny Hamlin, who won the Daytona 500 the past two years, asked Jordan to form a team with him, 23XI Racing. They are rallying behind Wallace, the only Black full-time driver at NASCAR’s top level.

#automobile-racing, #daytona-500-auto-race, #hamlin-denny, #jordan-michael, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity, #wallace-darrell-jr

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‘I’m Speaking Out:’ Calgary Firefighters Allege Decades of Racism

Accusations stretching back 25 years have spurred city officials to acknowledge racism within the department and pledge to address it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #calgary-alberta, #discrimination, #fires-and-firefighters, #indigenous-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Once Overlooked, Black Abstract Painters Are Finally Given Their Due

In the 1960s, abstract painting was a controversial style for Black artists, overshadowed by social realist works. Now, it’s claimed its place as a vital form of expression.

#art, #binion-mcarthur, #black-people, #delaney-beauford, #johnson-rashid-1977, #pindell-howardena, #race-and-ethnicity, #whitten-jack

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Attacks on Asian Seniors in Bay Area Prompt a Cry for Help

The attacks have renewed fears over a wave of anti-Asian violence and harassment that was spurred earlier in the pandemic.

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

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Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith Tackles Coronavirus Inequities

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith discusses her role overseeing President Biden’s coronavirus equity task force and the challenge of tackling disparities in the pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nunez-smith-marcella, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo: How to Turn Your Red State Blue

It may take 10 years. Do it anyway.

#black-people, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #elections-state-legislature, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Overlooked No More: Jimmie McDaniel, Tennis Player Who Broke Barriers

More than 80 years ago he played what is believed to have been the first interracial tennis match, against Don Budge, the world champion. But he has become a forgotten footnote of the game’s storied past.

#american-tennis-association, #athletics-and-sports, #biographical-information, #black-people, #mcdaniel-jimmie-1916-90, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #tennis

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A Vision of Asian-American Cinema That Questions the Very Premise

Lulu Wang, Lee Isaac Chung, Bing Liu, Alan Yang, Justin Chon, Sandi Tan and Mira Nair talk forthrightly about staying true to themselves while navigating Hollywood and issues of identity.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #chon-justin, #chung-lee-isaac, #gook-movie, #korean-americans, #liu-bing, #minari-movie, #minding-the-gap-movie, #mississippi-masala-movie, #movies, #nair-mira, #race-and-ethnicity, #shirkers-movie, #tan-sandi, #the-farewell-movie, #tigertail-movie, #wang-lulu, #yang-alan

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In First Pentagon Visit as President, Biden Praises Black Americans Serving in Military

With the nation’s first Black vice president and first Black defense secretary at his side, Mr. Biden said that contributions of African-Americans in the military had not always been recognized.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brown-charles-q-jr, #defense-department, #harris-kamala-d, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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