Category Archives: African-American

The gap between the number of blacks and whites in prison is shrinking

John Gramlich of Pew Research – Blacks have long outnumbered whites in U.S. prisons. But a significant decline in the number of black prisoners has steadily narrowed the gap over the past decade, according to new data from the Bureau … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Race in America 2019

from Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Anna Brown and Kiana Cox of Pew Research – Public has negative views of the country’s racial progress; more than half say Trump has made race relations worse More than 150 years after the 13th Amendment … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Pew Research, Racism

Democrats are taking reparations seriously — and that’s a big deal

Analysis by Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN – In 1988, Jesse Jackson made reparations part of his campaign platform. In 2016, PresidentBarack Obama dismissed reparations as politically impractical during an interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose Atlantic article sparked renewed interest in … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, African-American, Compensation, Discrimination, reparations

Black man becomes head of neo-Nazi group he intends to destroy

By Jason Kravarik, Sara Sidner and Janet DiGiacomo of CNN – Call it a clever twist of fate, a shrewd power play, or simply comeuppance for one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in America. Its new president is a black man … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Controversial, Demographics, Discrimination, Racism

Where Blue-Collar America Is Strongest

By Evan Horowitz of FiveThirtyEight – Think the rural heartland is the struggling core of modern America? Actually, America’s middle has been outperforming the coasts for decades. And while Trump’s ascendance has shined a spotlight on the plight of white men left behind … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Gender Gap, Politics, Racism, wealth, Women