Category Archives: African-American

The American Mythology of Racial Progress

Americans Are Determined to Believe in Black Progress Jennifer A. Richeson in The Atlantic – For two days in early June, as America was erupting in sustained protests over the killing of a Black man, George Floyd, by police in Minneapolis, … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, African-American, Constitutional law, Democracy, Demographics, Racism

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms sees ‘personal retaliation’ behind Georgia governor’s mask lawsuit

Rachel Janfaza of CNN – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms believes “personal retaliation” is behind Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s lawsuit challenging her decision to require masks in her city in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “I do believe it’s personal retaliation and … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Coronavirus, Democrats, Republicans

White Democrats are wary of big ideas to address racial inequality

ABC News podcast – FiveThirtyEight’s Perry Bacon Jr. and political science professor Meredith Conroy discuss what the polls can tell us about white Democrats’ views on racial disparities in the U.S. Continue…

Posted in 2020 election, African-American, Controversial, Democrats, Racism, Republicans

Historians debate America’s history of racism and Confederate monuments

Christina Carrega and Karma Allen of ABC News – Statues have long been a way to honor leaders, benefactors, heroes and the war dead, giving them permanence and a three-dimensional presence. Over the years, they have come to mean many … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Controversial, Racism, United States

Remembering John Lewis, civil rights icon and American hero

People paid great heed to John Lewis for much of his life in the civil rights movement. But at the very beginning — when he was just a kid wanting to be a minister someday — his audience didn’t care … Continue reading

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