White Evangelicals Shun Morality for Power

They’ve been a “political arm of the Republican Party” for decades now.

#christians-and-christianity, #clinton-bill, #evangelical-movement, #graham-franklin, #presidential-election-of-2016, #religion-and-belief, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

How Educational Differences Are Widening America’s Political Rift

College graduates are now a firmly Democratic bloc, and they are shaping the party’s future. Those without degrees, by contrast, have flocked to Republicans.

#colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #whites

One Thing We Can Agree on Is That We’re Becoming a Different Country

Tolerance and intolerance are taking on many different guises.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #florida-richard, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #haidt-jonathan, #kaufmann-eric-1970, #liberalism-us-politics, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rodden-jonathan, #social-media, #sunstein-cass-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

How Strong Is America’s Multiracial Democracy?

Recent research on racism, prejudice and politics suggests a broad range of possibilities.

#black-people, #discrimination, #income-inequality, #minorities, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #race-and-ethnicity, #sears-david-o, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states-economy, #whites

What the ‘Majority Minority’ Shift Really Means for America

The census should collect data about race. But we should stop obsessing over it.

#census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

How Our Classrooms Became Battlegrounds

Our schools have long been spaces for right-wing extremist panic to disguise itself as a defense of children.

#black-people, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

Racial Inequities Persist in Health Care Despite Expanded Insurance

A series of studies in an influential medical journal takes a close look at longstanding gaps in medical care.

#black-people, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #infant-mortality, #jama-journal-of-american-medical-assn, #medicare, #minorities, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites, #your-feed-science

Why the Census Reported an Increase in Multiracial Americans

Families across the country have grown more diverse. A design change in the census form also allowed the government to report people’s identity in greater detail.

#black-people, #census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

The March of the Karens

The name has come to represent an entitled and belligerent white woman. But what does this narrative say — and elide — about racism and sexism today?

#discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #whites, #witherspoon-reese, #women-and-girls

J.D. Vance Converted to Trumpism. Will Ohio Republicans Buy It?

As the “Hillbilly Elegy” author runs for Senate in Ohio, he has walked back previous criticism of Donald Trump and reversed arguments that the white working class bears responsibility for its problems.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections-senate, #news-and-news-media, #ohio, #republican-party, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d, #whites

William H. Regnery II, 80, Dies; Bankrolled the Rise of the Alt-Right

The reclusive heir to a Midwestern textile fortune, he sought, through funding and organizing, to upgrade and update white supremacy.

#deaths-obituaries, #national-policy-institute, #regnery-william-h-ii-1941-2021, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #spencer-richard-b-1978, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It

White evangelicals can’t tolerate becoming just another subculture.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #jones-robert-p, #population, #qanon, #religion-and-belief, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #southern-baptist-convention, #united-states, #whites

Trump’s Cult of Animosity Shows No Sign of Letting Up

As long as the former president dominates the G.O.P., “this animosity coalition will define the party.”

#black-people, #democratic-party, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #whites

In Gosar, a Far-Right Extremist Found an Ally in Congress

Representative Paul Gosar’s association with the white nationalist Nick Fuentes is the most vivid example of the Republican Party’s growing acceptance of extremism.

#arizona, #conspiracy-theories, #content-type-personal-profile, #endorsements, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #fuentes-nicholas-j, #gosar-paul-1958, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

The Excesses of Antiracist Education

Structural racism is a real problem. The new progressivism is not necessarily a solution.

#conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states, #whites

The Maddening Critical Race Theory Debate

Liberals Should Be Anti-Anti-C.R.T. 

#children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #education, #education-k-12, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #linker-damon, #race-and-ethnicity, #teachers-and-school-employees, #whites

The New Racism Won’t Solve the Old Racism

Discrimination in the service of equality is exactly as Orwellian as it sounds. 

#agriculture-and-farming, #anti-semitism, #black-people, #discrimination, #jews-and-judaism, #lightfoot-lori, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

Learning From Daryl Davis, a Black Man Who Converts KKK Members

There’s something to be said for talking, and listening, to even unreasonable antagonists.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #content-type-service, #davis-daryl-musician, #discrimination, #grant-adam-m, #ku-klux-klan, #neo-nazi-groups, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

Judge Blocks $4 Billion U.S. Debt Relief Program for Minority Farmers

The aid program, part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package that Congress passed in March, is intended to help farmers who have endured generations of racial discrimination.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #minorities, #national-black-farmers-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #wynn-scott

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

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

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

Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue

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

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-act-1965, #whites

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.

#black-people, #disasters-and-emergencies, #discrimination, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #finances, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #income-inequality, #lake-charles-la, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #research, #whites

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.”

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #dr-aruna-khilanani, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #race-and-ethnicity, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #weiss-bari, #whites, #yale-school-of-medicine, #yale-university

Tom Hanks: The Tulsa Race Massacre Is Every American’s History

Schools and the entertainment industry, which help shape what is history and what is forgotten, must portray the burden of racism in our nation. 

#black-people, #history-academic-subject, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

How Many Americans Support the Death Penalty? Depends How You Ask.

Polling responses to certain policy-related questions — particularly morally or ethically sensitive ones — can differ significantly depending on whether the survey was taken online or by phone.

#black-people, #capital-punishment, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

Chipping Away at Democracy

Republicans are attempting to maintain power by redefining democracy backward.

#mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

100 Years After the Tulsa Massacre, What Does Justice Look Like?

In 1921, a white mob attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, killing hundreds of Black people and destroying the neighborhood. Justice has never been served. Can it still be today?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crutcher-terence-1976-2016, #crutcher-tiffany, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

Her Book Doesn’t Go Easy on Publishing. Publishers Ate It Up.

Zakiya Dalila Harris, a former editorial assistant, is making a splash with “The Other Black Girl,” her debut novel about an African-American woman navigating a nearly all-white workplace.

#black-people, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #harris-zakiya-dalila, #knopf-doubleday-publishing-group, #labor-and-jobs, #television, #the-other-black-girl-a-novel-book, #whites, #writing-and-writers

A Windfall for Minority Farmers Divides Rural America

A $4 billion federal fund meant to confront how racial injustice has shaped American farming has angered white farmers who say they are being unfairly excluded.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #black-people, #discrimination, #national-black-farmers-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states, #whites

And Then There Was One: G.O.P. Defends Its Last Seat in Queens

The party struggles to hold on in an increasingly diverse borough, even as it fights its own internal battles.

#ariola-joann, #breezy-point-queens-ny, #city-council-nyc, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #politics-and-government, #queens-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #severino-shaeleigh, #singh-felicia, #ulrich-eric-a, #voting-and-voters, #whites

Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope

Voters of color make up an increasing percentage of the United States electorate, but that trend isn’t hurting Republicans as much as conservatives fear.

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

Is America a Racist Country?

The answer is “yes,” and that’s not a radical statement.

#black-people, #discrimination, #graham-lindsey, #race-and-ethnicity, #scott-timothy-eugene, #slavery-historical, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

How the N-Word Became Unsayable

The evolution of the slur’s use — and the taboo around it — tells a story about what our culture values.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #english-language, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-jeffersons-tv-program, #united-states, #whites

Should Biden Emphasize Race or Class or Both or None of the Above?

A new paper heats up an old debate. 

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #zoning

Homeland Security Will Assess How It Identifies Extremism in Its Ranks

The department that works to prevent domestic terrorism threats will conduct an internal review as part of a larger effort to combat extremist ideology in the federal government.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #mayorkas-alejandro, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Learning Caution From a Late Columnist

Sometimes we misjudge the meaning of events unfolding around us.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #thomas-wicker, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965, #whites

Why Trump Is Still Their Guy

You don’t hear his name as much. But as far as the G.O.P. is concerned, the former president rules.

#arceneaux-kevin-vin, #black-people, #haley-nikki-r, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters, #whites

The ‘New Redlining’ Is Deciding Who Lives in Your Neighborhood

If you care about social justice, you have to care about zoning.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #fair-housing-act-1968, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #presidential-election-of-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #zoning

U.N. Panel Is Scathing in Its Criticism of a British Report on Race

The criticism adds to a backlash against findings by the Johnson government that called Britain a “model for other white-majority countries.”

#black-people, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #great-britain, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-nations, #whites

If You Care About Social Justice, You Have to Care About Zoning

The Biden administration is off to a good start on housing, but there is much more it could be doing.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #fair-housing-act-1968, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #presidential-election-of-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #zoning

Daunte Wright and What ‘Minnesota Nice’ Sweeps Under the Rug

The beloved stereotype about our state’s cult of politeness would have you believe that there’s no toehold for white supremacy here.

#black-people, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #lynching, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity, #st-paul-minn, #whites, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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

Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

This racist theory is rooted in white supremacist panic.

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #immigration-and-emigration, #race-and-ethnicity, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #whites

Pentagon Announces New Steps to Weed out Extremism in Troops

Defense Department officials acknowledge that rooting out far-right extremist thinking from a military of 1.3 million active-duty troops will be an uphill slog.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #black-people, #defense-department, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #whites

Vaccine Slots Go Unused in Mississippi and Other States

The good news: There are more shots available. The challenge is getting people to take them.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indianola-miss, #mississippi, #reeves-tate-1974, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #rural-areas, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whites

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

Biden Steps Up Federal Efforts to Combat Domestic Extremism

The administration has taken a series of steps to prioritize dealing with white supremacists and militias, especially after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homeland-security-department, #justice-department, #national-security-council, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

‘Battle for the Soul of SoHo’: A Debate on Gentrification, Race and Wealth

The Manhattan neighborhood is locked in a contentious battle with city officials over whether, and how, it should change.

#affordable-housing, #art, #black-people, #gentrification, #greenwich-village-society-for-historic-preservation, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #housing-rights-initiative, #lofts, #noho-manhattan-ny, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #soho-manhattan-ny, #soho-memory-project, #whites, #zoning