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Protests and lawsuits against North Carolina's notorious anti-transgender "bathroom bill" have led to a legal settlement that's being hailed by human rights advocates. But lawmakers in other states are continuing to target the transgender community with discriminatory proposals.

Southern lawmakers continue attacks on transgender people amid crisis of violence

By Editors' Choice

By Benjamin Barber, Facing South — This year has seen the continuation of an alarming epidemic of violence against transgender people in the United States. At least a dozen transgender people have been killed already this year, most of them women of color, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Nine of these murders have occurred in the South — yet lawmakers in Southern states have continued to target the transgender community…

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)

Ilhan Omar is Fighting for the White Working Class-Even as They Chant ‘Send Her Back’

By Editors' Choice

By Domenica Ghanem, Newsweek — Over the last month I have watched in awe as Rep. Ilhan Omar has responded to hate with not just grace, but policy. As a Muslim American woman myself, it’s hard to imagine being in her position, with the president of the United States leading a mob chanting “send her back.” Yet Omar is continuing not only to do her job but to overperform at…

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The disproportionate purging of voters has resulted in an estimated 1.1 million fewer voters between 2016 and 2018, the Brennan Center said.

Alarm over voter purges as 17m Americans removed from rolls in two years

By News & Current Affairs

Areas with discriminatory history purging at higher rates Purges accelerated following 2013 supreme court decision By Tom McCarthy, The Guardian — US election jurisdictions with histories of egregious voter discrimination have been purging voter rolls at a rate 40% beyond the national average, according to a watchdog report released on Thursday. At least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018, according to a study by the Brennan Center for…

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NAACP crowd applauds Bernie Sanders explaining his opposition to slave reparations

NAACP crowd applauds Bernie Sanders explaining his opposition to slave reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By John Gage, Washington Examiner — Sen. Bernie Sanders received applause from the NAACP convention after explaining to the audience why he was against slave reparations. Moderator April Ryan asked the presidential hopeful why he was against “reparations for descendants of African slaves.” “Here’s my fear about reparations, and I understand the issue, and I’m on board the legislation that will study the issue,” the Vermont independent said at the…

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Bill de Blasio

De Blasio unsure on reparations, but restates support for commission

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Madina Touré — Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t say if he supports reparations for black Americans affected by slavery, but he does support a commission to study the issue. As part of his longshot presidential campaign, the mayor this week attended the 2019 Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy Conference in Washington, D.C., and was asked about reparations for the descendants of black slaves — a long-debated concept that has…

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From left to right: Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib

Do We Want the America of Frederick Douglass or Donald Trump?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Walter G. Moss — One version of America is that of President Trump, whose recent tweets led the U. S. House of Representatives to condemn his “comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans.” His slogan “Make America Great Again,” his attempts to limit voting, and his pandering to Christian evangelicals are not-so-subtle signals that he perceives himself as defending the fortress of white, primarily male and Christian, dominance…

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Why Many Will Never Call Trump a Racist

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — There was surprise and no surprise in a recent poll on whether Americans thought Trump was a racist. The poll was rushed out after Trump’s ignited a firestorm when he tweet screamed at four congresswomen to go back to where they supposedly came from. The big majority of Republicans don’t see anything racist about Trump. That was expected. The surprise, though, was that a lot…

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Overcoming White Nationalism — July 22, 2019 Edition of Vantage Point Radio

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio July 22, 2019, WBAI Fund Drive Edition of Vantage Point Radio Topic Overcoming White Nationalism Host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor  Guest Dr. Leonard Jeffries World renowned Pan African Paramount Chief Premium Overcoming White Nationalism Power Pack White Nationalism: Enemy of Black Nationalism, 3 CD Set by Dr. John Henrik Clarke Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce, Book by John Bellamy Foster A Letter…

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President Trump’s recent comments about four congresswomen are widely seen as racist.

Trump’s America Is a ‘White Man’s Country’

By Commentaries/Opinions

His racist idea of citizenship is an old one, brought back from the margins of American politics. By Jamelle Bouie, The New York Times — If Donald Trump has a theory of anything, it is a theory of American citizenship. It’s simple. If you are white, then regardless of origin, you have a legitimate claim to American citizenship and everything that comes with it. If you are not, then you…

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President Donald Trump hands his pen to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, after signing an executive order reorganizing the executive branch.

Trump’s Racism Is Part of His Larger Con

By Editors' Choice

The Trump Show isn’t exactly popular, but it does mask a plutocratic agenda that’s even less palatable. By Matthew Yglesias, Vox — On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump traveled to North Carolina to arouse the faithful by reiterating his racist crusade of the moment — a campaign to drive Rep. Ilhan Omar out of the country and back to Somalia, a country she left when she was 6 years old.…

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