Category: Civil Rights
The new Texas abortion ban which took effect last week -- after the US Supreme Court took a pass on an emergency appeal of the law -- has reawakened the debate about President Biden and congressional Democrats taking action to reform the high court after Donald Trump and his Republican allies spent four years tilting it to the hard right.
The major national infrastructure initiative President Biden has planned isn't just about rebuilding roads and bridges. It's also about trying to instill some equity with Black Americans, and other historically disadvantaged communities, in how and where those highways, bridges and such are sited, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Historian Beschloss on Tulsa: Many Americans Think If Something Terrible Happens, the Best Way To Be Patriotic Is to Forget It
As the nation observes, with the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the solemn centennial of the worst race massacre in US history, a prominent American historian worries that when confronted with just dark or grim events, many American people move in the opposite direction of what is constructive.
Black Leaders Sound Hopeful After Chauvin Verdict: ‘We Are Moving in the Right Direction To Become the America that We Were Created To Be’
A number of Black leaders sounded optimistic notes for the future of the nation following the stunning verdict which found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges for killing the unarmed Black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minn., last year.
Democrats forcefully defended Washington DC's long-sought dream for statehood on Capitol Hill Monday, and just as strongly rebutted Republican arguments against making Washington the nation's 51st state.
On Voting Rights, Republicans Are Arguing that This Country ‘Must Remain White in the Vein of Old Europe’
While ongoing Republican attempts across the country to try to limit voting rights are not only undemocratic, they are racist to try to recast the United States as predominantly white-ruled nation -- they must also be resisted across the board, according to a variety of political observers.
In a colloquy with author and historian Jon Meacham to put Donald Trump's incitement of the deadly January 6 insurrection into some context, former Republican congressman and Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough compared the former president to Adolf Hitler.
Certainly for those people of color--particularly Black people--who saw a very different reception from Capitol Police towards the Trump-backing terrorists storming the halls of Congress compared to racial confrontations in cities like Baltimore, Md., and elsewhere. The difference: both the police and those coming in rioting were all largely white.
From activists to the halls of power in Washington DC, more were speaking out against the grand jury decision that left no charges related to the death of Breonna Taylor of Louisville Ky.