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Jordan Peele’s X-Ray Vision - The New York Times
“Get Out,” his docu-horror-thriller-comedy about race in America, was the movie of the year. What will he show us next?
jordanpeele  wesleymorris  nytimes  nytimesmag  film  cinema  getout  horror  thrillers  race  racism 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What It's Like To Be a City's Only Black Arbiter of Public Art - CityLab
It’s an interesting time to be an African-American city official with authority over whether racially controversial statues and monuments should remain standing.
citylab  pittsburgh  race  cities  kilololuckett 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Colin Kaepernick Has a Job | Bleacher Report
Inside the past, present and future of this country's most inconvenient truth, by way of the most controversial black man in America.
culture  race  sports  nfl  racism  remembertbrowne  bleacherreport  colinkaepernick  football  policebrutality  nationalanthem 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How the Bankruptcy System Is Failing Black Americans
Black people struggling with debts are far less likely than their white peers to gain lasting relief from bankruptcy, according to a ProPublica analysis. Primarily to blame is a style of bankruptcy practiced by lawyers in the South.
propublica  debt  bankruptcy  poverty  legalsystem  racism  race  inequality 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
‘The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s’ - The New York Times
They were the first black boys to integrate the South’s elite prep schools. They drove themselves to excel in an unfamiliar environment. But at what cost?
education  nytimes  nytimesmag  segregation  race  privateschools  integration  racism 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City - The New York Times
How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system.
nikolehannahjones  education  newyork  racism  race  poverty  schools  segregation  nytimes  nytimesmag 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Resegregation of Jefferson County - The New York Times
What one Alabama town’s attempt to secede from its school district tells us about the fragile progress of racial integration in America.
nytimes  nytimesmag  alabama  segregation  education  race  racism  class  nikolehannahjones 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Racism Is Everywhere, So Why Not Move South? - The New York Times
Nationally, almost 82,000 black millennials migrated south in 2014, according to an analysis of census data done independently by Artem Gulish, a senior analyst at the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown. Forty percent of these black transplants came from the Northeast, 37 percent from the Midwest and 23 percent from the West. Black millennials from abroad are more likely to settle in the South.
atlanta  millenials  race  racism  thesouth 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Not Without My Brothers by Jay Caspian Kang · Longform
When Michael Deng joined an Asian-American frat, he was searching for belonging and identity. Two months later he was dead.
jaycaspiankang  nytimes  nytimesmag  michaeldeng  hazing  fraternities  asianamericans  race  racism  crime 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
With a Simple DNA Test, Family Histories Are Rewritten - The New York Times
Widespread DNA testing has shed light on the ancestry of millions of
Americans. But these services have limitations, and the results can be uncertain.
dnatesting  race  family  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
White Milwaukee lied to itself for decades, and in 1967 the truth came out
When the Long Hot Summer came to Wisconsin, the reality of race relations was impossible to ignore
timeline  milwaukee  wisconsin  1967  racism  race  policing  civilrights 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me - Jezebel
Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I “tutored” entitled teenagers through the application process. Specifically, and ominously for my later life, I taught them to write a convincing personal essay—a task that generally requires identifying some insight, usually gained over some period of growth. And growth often depends on hardship, a thing that none of these 18-year-olds had experienced in a structural sense over the course of their white young lives. Because of the significant disconnect involved in this premise, I always ended up rewriting their essays in the end.
race  education  affirmativeaction  abigailfisher  jezebel  racism  structuralracism  jiatolentino 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
My President Was Black - The Atlantic
A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next
tanehisicoates  theatlantic  history  politics  obama  barackobama  michelleobama  the  obamas  race  racism 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What the Data Really Says About Police and Racial Bias
Eighteen academic studies, legal rulings, and media investigations shed light on the issue roiling America.
vanityfair  policing  police  policebrutality  data  race  racism  racialbias 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
In Pittsburgh, neighborhood violence lives next door to prosperity
There are few connections between black and white areas in Pittsburgh. On one side of a neighborhood boundary is seemingly endless violence, while safety and security live on the other.
publicsource  pittsburgh  crime  neighborhoods  violence  racism  housing  race  inequality 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Tribute for a Roller Hockey Warrior Who Broke the Color Barrier
Hockey is not exactly known as a city game, but played on roller skates, it once held sway as the sport of choice in many New York neighborhoods. “City kids had no rinks, no ice, but they would do anything to play hockey,” said Edward Moffett, former director of the Long Island City Y.M.C.A. Roller Hockey League, in Queens, whose games were played in city playgrounds going back to the 1940s. From the 1960s through the 1980s, the league had more than 60 teams, he said. Players included the Mullen brothers of Hell’s Kitchen and Dan Dorion of Astoria, Queens, who would later play on ice for the National Hockey League. One street legend from the heyday of New York roller hockey was Craig Allen, who lived in the Woodside Houses projects and became one of the city’s hardest hitters and top scorers.
nytimes  rollerhockey  race  newyork  sports  craigallen 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Can Black Art Ever Escape the Politics of Race?
For 18 months, the writer Richard Wright, late of Harlem and Biloxi, Miss., lay sick, then convalescent, then sick again, then dying, in France, writing thousands of haiku. This lasted from 1959 to 1960, years of chaos and promise and growth around the world, especially in Africa, where nation after nation threw off its colonial oppressors.
art  race  politics  nytimes 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
White Privilege and Black Lives in the Baltimore Music Scene
During my first few years in Baltimore, when friends who lived elsewhere asked me about it, I said many of the same things I’d heard about it before I moved. That it was magical. That I’d never felt so at home. That the people were beautiful and purposed and supportive. If you asked me the same thing now, I’d still tell you how much I love this city. I’d also still say that living in Baltimore affords one a sense of freedom, except to add that the sense of freedom exists almost solely for non-black artists and musicians. Whatever benefits there are for non-black artists and musicians to live in and move to Baltimore are directly indebted to the majority black population of Baltimore. Our liberties come at the cost of theirs
janahunter  baltimore  race  class  society  music  pitchfork  art  whiteprivilege 
july 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Prison Boom & The Lack of Black Progress After Smith & Welch
More than two decades ago, Smith and Welch (1989) used the 1940 through 1980 census files to document important relative black progress,but this progress did not continue, at least among men. Since 1980, prison populations have grown tremendously in the United States. Here, we show that, at least for the eight states that provide fairly reliable National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) data, this growth was driven by a move toward more punitive treatment of those arrested in each major crime category. These changes have had a much larger impact on black communities than white because arrest rates have historically been much greater for blacks than whites. Further, the growth of incarceration rates among black men in recent decades combined with the sharp drop in black employment rates during theGreat Recession have left most black men in a position relative to white men that is really no better than the position they occupied only a few years after the Civil Rights Act of 1965.
prison  prisonconditions  prisonreform  crime  race  racism 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Gangsters of Ferguson
Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city's cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received.
ferguson  racism  race  police  theatlantic  policebrutality  law  tane 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Civil War massacre launched reparations debate
On a rainy night in early 1865, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton arrived in Savannah, Ga. — which the Union had captured weeks earlier — with a question: What should become of newly free black people? It was a question that many in power had been asking for some time. What was different this time was to whom the question was posed: the newly free black people themselves.
thewashingtonpost  civilwar  history  reparations  race 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
American Policing: The War on Black Bodies
Watch Schomburg Center’s American Policing: The War on Black Bodies on Livestream.com. Join the Schomburg Center for a town hall meeting on the aggressive policing of black bodies in America. The event will offer a forum to discuss police brutality, racial discrimination, stop and frisk policies, and the responses of media and local communities regarding Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others in recent news.
race  livestream  panel  discussion  schomburgcenter  video 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Real Problem of the Atlanta Hawks Implosion
I don’t think Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is a racist. And I don’t think his email was racist. And I don’t think he’s anything like Donald Sterling. Now that that’s out the way, I’d love to actually talk about Bruce Levenson: product of his environment, voice of a generation.
atlantahawks  basketball  sports  race  remebertbrowne 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley
Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?"
jamesbaldwin  williamfbuckley  debate  cambridge  1965  race  class  theamericandream  youtube  video 
august 2014 by brendanmcfadden
America Is Not For Black People
The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., something like that happened: An unarmed 18-year-old black man was executed by police in broad daylight.
deadspin  theconcourse  greghoward  ferguson  missouri  michaelbrown  race  violence  police 
august 2014 by brendanmcfadden
« From the American Scene: The Harlem Ghetto: Winter 1948
Whenever one ponders the progress of the American ideals of freedom and equality in the framework of today’s realities, one inevitably thinks of the South—and of Harlem. How is it in Harlem in the winter of 1948? James Baldwin’s description of the Harlem ghetto also touches upon the delicate and perplexing problem of Negro-Jewish relations in this country, an unhappy complex which requires our best in understanding and courage.
commentarymagazine  jamesbaldwin  harlem  race  newyork  city 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Case for Reparations
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
racism  housing  law  policy  reparations  theatlantic  tanehisicoates  race 
may 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Welfare Queen
Ronald Reagan made Linda Taylor a notorious American villain. Her other sins were far worse.
politics  race  ronaldreagan  lindataylor  welfare  slate 
december 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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