In October 2002, as 80 people attended a Friday night service at the Temple Beth Israel synagogue in Eugene, Oregon, rocks etched with swastikas crashed through the stained-glass windows. Locals remembered it […]
The number of people in the U.S. who worry a “great deal” about race relations is at a record high: 42 percent, according to a Gallup poll released today (March 15).
This is seven percentage points higher than last year and the highest it has been in 17 years. While Independents and Republicans are more worried now about race relations than in 2014, Democrats had the greatest increase in concern: 33 percentage points over the past three years. Independents and Republicans had increases of 26 and 17 points, respectively. For this analysis, pollsters conducted phone interviews with 1,018 adults.
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Donald Trump’s team has echoed the congressman’s apocalyptic arguments.
The first step in erasing history is to slowly erode our understanding of it.
by Colbert I. King, Washington Post.
Making lemonade out of lemons can still leave a sour taste……..
But those commemorations don’t blot out the bad things in our past, take away the painful memories or make up for the losses that those bad things caused.
Nor do they mask the changes taking place before our very eyes:
The displacement of black and brown neighborhoods with younger, better-educated, more affluent white millennials.
The socioeconomic disparities — more than $60 million allocated to renovate Murch Elementary School in the prosperous upper Northwest Van Ness neighborhood, while Savoy Elementary School in poverty-stricken Southeast was shut and its students parceled out to other schools because it was overrun with rodents and bedbugs.
The radical changes in priorities — a family leave program costing tens of millions of dollars and primarily benefiting non-D.C. residents; a city commitment to keep operating, for at least the next four years, a no-fare streetcar line along gentrifying H Street NE at $8 million annually.
Closing out observance of Black History Month, and surveying the evolving D.C. landscape and the drift of things, the sour taste lingers.
Two Indian nationals were shot by a man yelling racial epithets. The president said nothing. That’s all we need to know about who matters in Trump’s America. By Jamelle Bouie excerpt Donald […]
By Brendan O’Brien and Aditya Kalra | MILWAUKEE/NEW DELHI A Kansas man was charged on Thursday with shooting to death an Indian man and wounding another Indian man and an American in […]