Underrepresented minority enrollment at UMass Amherst has only increased four percent over the last 40 years. Continue reading “People of color severely underrepresented at UMass Amherst”
The 1868 clause in the 14th Amendment overturned Dred Scott’s ban on citizenship for African Americans. Continue reading “Ending birthright citizenship requires a constitutional amendment”
Paying prisoners fairly would make it impossible to keep so many people in prison. Continue reading “Want to end mass incarceration fast? Pay prisoners the minimum wage”
An Independence Day lesson in American history. Continue reading “The long death of ‘states’ rights’”
Long awaited by many, President Obama delivered a resounding call to action against racial oppression and violence in Charleston on Friday.
80 percent of people subject to the GOP’s refusal to expand Medicaid live in former slave states. Continue reading “Taking down the flag is a good start, but it won’t ‘fix’ racism”
Laws and media perpetuate racism. In America, racism is anti-black.
Officer Darren Wilson’s grand jury testimony, in which he describes Michael Brown as a “demon,” exemplifies socialized racism, and ignoring it won’t stop police killings.
The media and many white Americans help to protect institutions of racial oppression that cause unimaginable pain and kill unarmed teenagers in the street.