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2020 Trump Budget: A Disturbing Vision

Paul N. Van De Water, Joel Friedman and Sharon Parrott Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
President Trump’s 2020 budget, released March 11, 2019, would make poverty more widespread, widen inequality and racial disparities, and increase the ranks of the uninsured.

White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots

Adam Serwer The Atlantic
The concept of “white genocide” has an American past in need of excavation. Without such an effort, we may fail to appreciate the tenacity of the dogma it expresses, and the difficulty of eradicating it.

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Dying of Whiteness

Tana Ganeva Raw Story
In this interview, author Jonathan M. Metzl, a physician and social scientist, talks about traveling through Trump country to find that the politics of "white racial resentment" is poisoning and sickening GOP voters as well as our politics.

Chicago’s Moral Debt to Black Youth

David J. Knight Chicago Reporter
The police consent decree fails to make amends to African-American young people, who are both most harmed by the department and a driving force in a city on the cusp of a historic change in leadership.

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities

Mike Ludwig Truthout
The industry is known for getting its way in Louisiana, and the federal government has a dismal record when it comes to holding polluters accountable for environmental racism. However, local activists are fighting back with help from allies.

The Illusion of Race-Neutral Tax Policy

Misha Hill, Alan Essig, Meg Wiehe, Jenice Robinson, Steve Wamhoff and Carl Davis Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
A continued “colorblind” approach to tax and economic policies is outmoded and ineffective. Acknowledging the disparate impact tax policies have based on race is paramount to building truly equitable and sustainable tax systems.

Friday Nite Videos | March 1, 2019

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Student Loans | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. 39TH Razzie Awards Announcement! Racism in the Michael Cohen Hearing? A New Algorithm Decodes Rat Squeaks. Native Son | Movie.

Racism in the Michael Cohen Hearing?

Rep. Rashida Tlaib said what Mark Meadows did at the Michael Cohen hearing was racist. Then, Rep. Tlaib apologized to Meadows. Lawrence explains the House rules do not allow members of the House to insult members of the House and insists that that doesn't mean Mark Meadows is not a racist.

Lessons from the FBI’s Secret War on Activism

Michael Steven Smith The Indypendent
The FBI had played its role as the “political police of the national government,” Noam Chomsky wrote and the government maintained to the bitter end that it had a right to undermine an organization just because of its ideas.

In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup

Greg Palast Truthout
This is the story of Venezuela in black and white, the story not told in The New York Times or the rest of our establishment media. This year’s so-called popular uprising is, at its heart, a furious backlash of the whiter (and wealthier) Venezuelans
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