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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
The Photographer Who Saw America’s Monuments Hiding in Plain Sight - The New York Times
Lee Friedlander’s “The American Monument” was first published in 1976. That’s “monument” singular, though one of the many singular things about Friedlander is that he’s nothing if not a pluralist.
leefriedlander  nytimes  nytimesmag  geoffdyer  photography  history  momuments  confederatemonuments  confederatehistory  racism  whitesupremacy 
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
Education by the Numbers - The New York Times
Statistics show just how profound the inequalities in America’s education system have become.
nytimes  nytimesmag  education  inequality  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
A Most American Terrorist: The Making Of Dylann Roof | GQ
“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent months in South Carolina searching for an answer to those questions—speaking with Roof’s mother, father, friends, former teachers, and victims’ family members, all in an effort to unlock what went into creating one of the coldest killers of our time.
america  racism  gq  dylannroof  terrorism  whitesupremacy  murder  crime  rachelkaadzighansah 
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
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
The Two Lives of Michael Jackson - The New Yorker
Do me a favor. Go on YouTube and find the footage of Michael Jackson singing “Who’s Lovin’ You” on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” He is eleven years old. It is one of his first times on national television. In the intro, he looks and sounds like . . .
michaeljackson  celebrity  culture  popularculture  music  carvellwallace  thenewyorker  africanamericanculture  racism 
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
Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia
When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to move to the state until 1926. Oregon’s founding is part of the forgotten history of racism in the American west.
gizmodo  oregon  racism  segregation  history 
october 2016 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
How did African Americans discover they were being “redlined”?
As early as 1934, black borrowers across the country complained to the black press and to civil rights groups of being turned away from federally insured banks and government offices. A general lack of transparency about home finance and within the government housing apparatus, however, made it difficult to discern a national trend.
history  talkingpointsmemo  segregation  redlining  maps  racism 
august 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
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

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