By Calvin Schermerhorn, The Conversation It’s an old saying that Britain and America are two countries separated by a common language. But they are united by racial wealth gaps that formed at a similar time for related reasons. Black Britons of the “Windrush generation,” arriving in Britain from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1973, and […]
MEMPHIS – AUG 19: Protesters surround Nathan Bedford Forrest statue, calling for its removal in the #TakeEmDown901 campaign to dismantle confederate propaganda, August 19, 2017. (Shutterstock) By Meghan Tinsley, The Conversation Whiteness is a modern, colonial invention. It was devised in the 17th century and used to provide the logic for genocide and slavery. The […]
A Statue of a Trailblazing Black Educator Gets a Home in the U.S. Capitol, Replacing a Confederate General
Mary McLeod Bethune became the first Black person elevated by a state for recognition in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
WASHINGTON DC, USA – AUGUST 5, 2016: Statue of Mary Jane McLeod Bethune – an American educator and civil rights activist known for starting a private school for African-American students in Florida. (Shutterstock) By The Associated Press, NBC News WASHINGTON — Civil rights leader and trailblazing educator Mary McLeod Bethune on Wednesday became the first […]
By Kalyn Womack, The Root A woman went to social media alleging a member of First Baptist Church Forrest City in Arkansas had turned her and her family away because they were Black. According to the woman, a church member referred to her family as “coloreds.” If this is true, then there are more places […]
Background Every year in New York, there are over 1000 cases of complaints filed by New Yorkers against the police through the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). These cases differ in nature and extremity. In example, when Shawn complained to his friend Eric, about an incident that took place while he drove […]