LGBTQ project funding in two states stripped by U.S. House Republicans from spending bill
WASHINGTON — In a tense meeting marked by Democratic charges of hatred and bigotry, Republicans on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to strip funding for three LGBTQ community projects, just weeks after they included the money in the annual transportation and housing spending bill. At one point, Rep. Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican […]
Let’s set the record straight on the political ancestry of modern American racism | Opinion
There is no real debate about the crisscrossing stances America’s two major political parties have taken over the last century-and-a-half
Racism is a public health crisis, health systems say
“Systemic racism results in generational trauma and poverty, while also unquestionably causing higher rates of illness and death in Black and Indigenous communities and communities of color,” the group said.
Philly Council bill would make racially motivated 911 calls a crime
The bill clarifies that it is a hate crime - complete with penalties for criminal conduct - to misuse the 911 emergency response system if one is motivated by a hatred of other persons based on certain characteristics such as race or ethnicity.
Pittsburgh cop put on administrative leave after sharing racist memes on Facebook
One, posted on Sun., Aug. 16, includes a meme containing two headlines about Harris. One referring to her as Asian American and the other referring to her as Black, with a caption reading, “Woosh now you’re black.” Harris, born in Oakland, Calif., is both Indian-American and Black, as her mother is an immigrant from India and her father an immigrant from Jamaica. Kristoff also shared a post on Mon., Aug. 10 from another user.
New poll shows changing sentiment on racism among Pa. voters | The Numbers Racket
The July 2020 poll, which surveyed 667 Pennsylvania registered voters, including 324 Democrats, 271 Republicans, and 72 Independents found some changing sentiment on racial issues, compared to the responses from its Jan. 2020 poll.
Why we need to unpack the word ‘race’ and find new language | Opinion
By Nina G. Jablonski and George Chaplin Race-thinking has been discredited for decades. But it is still with us. Yet race is a historical contingency, not a state of nature. One of the most sinister things about race is that its sibling, racism, not only lasts, but continues to grow. Race has so co-opted our […]
Trump’s racist tweets are a terrible taste of what we’re in for in 2020 | Dick Polman
Character is destiny, his was forged long ago, and not even the decisive loss of the House in the 2018 midterms has shaken his resolve that bigotry should be big on the ballot in 2020.