Category Archives: Racism

When June Jordan and Buckminster Fuller Tried to Redesign Harlem

 Claire Schwartz in the New Yorker Magazine – In July of 1964, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Thomas Gilligan, a white off‐duty police officer, shot and killed James Powell, a Black teen-ager. Uprisings erupted in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant, … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, New York City, Racism, strategy

Trump punts when asked about systemic racism in US

Marty Johnson of The Hill – President Trump pivoted upon being asked whether he thought systemic racism is a problem in the United States during a press conference in Kenosha, the Wisconsin city where a Black man was shot in the … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Donald Trump, Racism, The Hill

Biden Condemned Violence. Why Won’t Trump?

Michelle Goldberg in the New York Times – Only one candidate incites his supporters to mayhem. When Elizabeth Neumann went to work in counterterrorism in Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security, she thought she’d be focused on Islamic extremism, as … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, New York Times, Racism, White Supremacists

Leaked: New Footage Of George Floyd Murder Filmed By Police Body Cam

John Hanson in the Political Insider – Friends of Floyd say having a gun pointed at his head was emotionally disturbing because he had a gun aimed at him in the past The UK Daily Mail has published leaked footage … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Controversial, Death, police, Racism, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Viral Video Seemed to Show BLM Storming a Church. The Real Story is Much Darker

Anne Helen Petersen of BuzzFeed – “What people need to know is we’re not protesting churches. We’re protesting this church.” The clip that was posted to Twitter — and subsequently viewed over 1.2 million times — purports to show protesters invading a church, … Continue reading

Posted in anger, Controversial, Discrimination, police, Racism, Religion, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, Washington Post