By Amira Castilla, The Root Just when the United States started to close the gap between life expectancy rates amongst races, Covid-19 wrecked the chance. In an interview with CBS News in June 2022, Dr. Greg Roth at the University of Washington School of Medicine said that the gap between Black and white life expectancy […]
Sept 26, 2020 – Welcome signs “Welcome to City Island, Settled 1685, The Garden Club of City Island”, Bronx, New York City, USA. By Chris Jose, NBC New York The only Black-owned restaurant in a Bronx neighborhood has become the target of racist hate, after a hand-drawn picture depicting racial stereotypes was delivered to the […]
By Marcus Solis, ABC7 NY SOMERS, New York (WABC) — The superintendent of one school district in Westchester County stopped and English class mid-lesson after getting complaints from parents. An optional handout during the 10th-grade English class at Somers High School sparked outrage among parents who were texted pictures by their children of journal prompts. […]
By Lora Kolodny, CNBC When Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took over at Twitter, showing up at headquarters on Oct. 27, 2022, online trolls and bigots raided the social network, polluting it with a deluge of racist epithets and other hate speech. But a new study from the nonprofit Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) […]
Photo: Ketanji Brown Jackson (2016-2022) at Loeb House at Harvard University. By Hassan Kanu, Reuters (Reuters) – The newest U.S. Supreme Court justice made waves in one of her first days on the bench when she cited legislative history from the 1800s to point out that it’s permissible to consider race when drawing electoral maps. […]
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 […]
“Ensuring equal access to educational opportunity … remains a persistent challenge,” the lead author of a new report wrote.
Topeka, Kansas / United States of America – November 2nd 2019 : Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Exterior of building, eastern facade with main entrance. (Shutterstock) By Zachary Schermele Nearly 19 million students in the U.S., or more than a third, attended a public school in the 2020-21 school year where at […]
By Nathalie Jimenez, BBC Katrinka Cox lives the American Dream: a green trimmed lawn, poolside lake view, and $1.3m villa she calls home. She is the only black homeowner in her gated Florida community. And despite her financial success, she says her attempts to buy another property are being blocked due to her skin color. […]
Images of the incident that happened in Del Rio, Texas went viral last year.
Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021: Haitian migrant families wait in the street in front of Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. (Shutterstock) By Candace McDuffie, The Root On Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the four agents who confronted Haitian migrants on horseback will face discipline personnel. […]