Tag

Racism Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

clergy-praying-vigil-white-violence-910x512

Being “Anti-Racist” Isn’t Enough. The Violence of Whiteness Itself Must Be Exposed.

By Editors' Choice

By George Yancy — Even if the movement for reparations someday transforms the profound economic disparities that fall along racial lines in this country — addressing income disparities, the wealth gap, housing and health care inequities, and unemployment disparities — a fundamental problem of anti-Black racism still won’t be solved. What remains is a fundamentally ontological problem: the reality of the being of whiteness, and its denial of Black humanity within white racist America….

Read More
confronting-racism-london-rally-910x512

Campaigners slam UK government report into racial disparities as a ‘whitewash’

By News & Current Affairs

By Tara John, CNN — London (CNN)A highly anticipated report from a commission set up by the UK government to look into racial disparities in the country has been described as a “whitewash” by campaigners after it stated that there is no evidence that the UK is institutionally racist. A short summary of the report, commissioned in the wake of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests last summer, was shared to the…

Read More
filibuster-mitch-mcconnel-910x512

The filibuster’s racist history, explained

By Editors' Choice

By Zack Beauchamp — The question of what to do about the filibuster — the once-arcane Senate rule that creates a de facto 60-vote threshold for major legislation — is arguably the most important topic in Washington, DC, right now. It is the thing blocking Senate Democrats from approving President Joe Biden’s sweeping policy agenda on party lines; as such, it has become a subject of fierce partisan (and intraparty) dispute. Most…

Read More
Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

A Very Bad Day

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux —  I have bad days, even very bad days, as we all do. Example. I woke up late on a day when I had an 8 am meeting. Most days, I’m up before 6, but this day I just blew it. So I’m in a rush, and the new pair of pantyhose runs at the touch of my unmanicured nail. Gotta find a new pair. Go out…

Read More
-66-As-Evanston-Illinois-approves-reparations-for-Black-residents-will-the-country-follow-YouTube

As Evanston, Illinois approves reparations for Black residents, will the country follow?

By News & Current Affairs

By John Yang — The nation’s first government-backed reparations initiative was green lit this week in Evanston, Illinois, a Chicago suburb where about 16 percent of its 75,000 residents are Black. The city council has promised $10 million over 10 years. John Yang discusses how the program could serve as a model for the rest of the country with Ron Daniels of the National African American Reparations Commission.  Read…

Read More
dorothy-brown-racism-910x512

A Tax Code Optimized for White Wealth Leaves Black Americans Behind

By Black Women Making History, You Should Know

By Ben Steverman — Dorothy Brown has spent her career as a law professor documenting racism in a tax system that’s supposedly colorblind. Growing up in the Bronx during the 1960s and ’70s, Dorothy Brown couldn’t escape racism. It was all around. Her father, James, a plumber, being barred from joining the local union. Her mother, Dottie, having to battle prejudiced teachers, including one who marked down Dorothy’s sister’s grades…

Read More
stop-the-hate-asian-americans-protest-910x910

Racism is behind anti-Asian American violence, even when it’s not a hate crime

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Pawan Dhingra — Over the past year, attacks on Asian Americans have increased more than 150% over the previous year, including the March 16 murders of eight people, including six Asian American women, in Atlanta. Some of these attacks may be classified as hate crimes. But whether they meet that legal definition or not, they all fit a long history of viewing Asian Americans in particular ways that make discrimination and violence…

Read More
justice-for-geroge-floyd-protesters-910x512

Movement for Black Lives opposes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

By News & Current Affairs

By The Associated Press — DETROIT (AP) — The Movement for Black Lives is opposing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, arguing the bill doubles down on reform strategies that have historically failed to center marginalized communities and address police violence nationwide, according to a blistering letter to congressional leaders, first shared with The Associated Press. The movement, which was formed in 2014, is a coalition of 150 organizations…

Read More
george-floyd-asian-hate-black-lives-matter-robert-aaron-long

Yet Another Armed White Shooter is Alive, Unarmed Blacks Aren’t-Explain That?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Robert Aaron Long, the alleged mass shooter in Atlanta, is taken into custody without incident. His non-violent capture is not a fluke, aberration, or an anomaly. We have seen this time and again, a white mass killer guns down multitudes in shopping centers, schools, and in public places, and in almost all cases, they meekly surrender and are arrested. Now this is hardly an appeal…

Read More
slavery-part-12-featured-american-flag-transatlantic-910x512

The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Day of Remembrance

By Reparations

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent — NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It is important to recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent as an international corrective to combat the systematic indoctrination of the lie of African inferiority,” said Dr. Kevin Cokley, the director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis. “Passing H.R. 40 would count as the most significant legislative achievement to impact the…

Read More
reparations-family-portraits-images-slavery-910x512

Jesuits in US pledge $100M for racial reconciliation

By Reparations

By David Crary — The U.S.-based branch of the Jesuits has unveiled ambitious plans for a “truth and reconciliation” initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Roman Catholic order. The Jesuits pledge to raise $100 million within five years with a broader goal of reaching $1 billion from an array of donors in pursuit of racial justice and racial healing. Even the smaller amount represents the…

Read More
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

When an Apology for Racist and Offensive Rants Is Never Enough

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Here we go again. In the space of a recent few days we had a verbally disjointed announcer during a championship game rant and rail at members of a girl’s basketball team in Norman, Oklahoma for having the temerity to kneel at the playing of the national anthem. Then you had Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard getting caught spewing an anti-Semitic slur while playing a…

Read More