Tidbits - Dec. 5, 2019 - Reader Comments: Economy Not Fine, Half Work Low-Wage Jobs; Reparations; Chicago Teachers Strike Lessons; UAW GM Strike Was Significant; Resources: Bullies in Blue; Multicultural Children's Books; "I Am Troy Davis"; more
Tidbits - Sept. 19, 2019 - Reader Comments: Climate Strike resources; Immigrants; Nuclear arms race; GM strike; Trump now controls science and weather; classical music; Vietnam war; Kikotan Massacre; lots of resources and announcements;
Reader Comments: Investigating Trump; Medicare for All; Red Scare; Concentration Camps, Holocaust Museum; Iran; Exploitation; Socialism; Asylum; Refugees; Resources: Reparations Now Tool Kit; Why End War; Climate Change for Workers
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.” Coates called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying a day earlier that reparations were not “a good idea” because no one who is currently living is responsible. Coates told lawmakers that many of the inequalities created by slavery persist today, including in the form of economic and health disparities.