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To Create True Sanctuary Cities, We Must End Racist Policing

Reyna Wences and Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz Truthout
man being frisked by police Cities across the US have enacted sanctuary measures to resist the Trump administration’s escalation of anti-immigrant policing, but most municipal measures have a central weakness: They only protect immigrants deemed as “law-abiding,” leaving those already ensnared in a racist system unprotected.

Black Males and the ‘Punishing Reach of Racism’

Gerald Lenoir Organizing Upgrade
Black men who grew up in wealthy families earn significantly less than white men from similar backgrounds and are more likely to become poor as adults than they are to become wealthy. The study also found that black girls in similar circumstances do not suffer the same fate.

Newly Released Documents Show Dakota Access Pipeline Is Discriminatory Against Indigenous People

Ardalan Raghian Truthout
Native American mother and child protesting Records obtained through a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveal that the United States Army Corps of Engineers inappropriately attempted to guide the companies funding DAPL toward providing an environmental justice analysis of the pipeline that would conclude that there was no disproportionate impact on a racial minority. Internal Corps email excerpts -- received through discovery by Earthjustice -- show the decision makers behind the pipeline wearing lenses fogged with racism.

A College and Klan Traditions

Scott Jaschik Inside Higher Ed
Numerous colleges and universities in the last decade have studied and acknowledged the role of slavery in building and running their campuses, or financing the institutions. Other colleges have changed the names of buildings that honored people with ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

Why the South Still Has Such high HIV Rates

Thurka Sangaramoorthy, Joseph B. Richardson The Conversation
As AIDS and public health researchers, we are among those who are alarmed by areas in the southern United States where the numbers of cases have not declined and even more by the areas in which increases have occurred.

Still on White Privilege

Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò Portside
I often wonder whether even those who acknowledge the phenomenon of white privilege and work assiduously to obviate its impact on, specifically, black lives, know how widespread is its impact and how enmeshed it is in the very framework of life in this country.
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