Thursday, July 29

Racism

Congress, Democrats, Politics, Racism

Democrats introduced a bill to rename more than 1,000 forests, lakes, and mountain peaks named with racist slurs or offensive language

Over 1,000 places in the US, like streams and mountain peaks, have been flagged for offensive names. Democrats in Congress introduced a bill aimed at reviewing and revising the offensive names. Places that have been flagged include slurs for Black people, Native Americans, and Mexicans living in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Congressional Democrats introduced a bill Friday to rename more than 1,000 places in the US named with offensive language and racist slurs.Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, and Rep. Al Green introduced the bill along with 25 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, all ...
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The Olympics has a race problem. Athletes everywhere are calling out the sporting body for a history of banning Black women.

Eurocentric restrictions make it difficult for Black women to fully participate in the Olympics. Historians say these rules are the lingering byproducts of racism and sexism within the Olympics. While the Olympics are getting more inclusive, it's athletes themselves that are driving the push. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI Commentary, Commentary Freelancer, Debt relief, Economy, Farming, Opinión, Politics, Racism, USDA

White farmers blocked a much-needed federal relief program for Black farmers. The saga proved Black farmers won’t overcome racism unless they take their economic future into their own hands.

In a historical step to redress racism, the USDA was poised to issue $4 billion in debt relief to farmers of color. White farmers and banks pushed back, in an attempt to uphold the racist structures they've benefitted from for centuries. Black farmers won't overcome racism until they take the levers of finance into their own hands and forge their own financial institutions. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. This month, in a historic step to redress racism, the United States Department of Agriculture planned to begin issuing...
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A Tesla factory worker said he was called the N-word ‘100 times’ by coworkers, according to a sworn testimony

Protocol obtained sworn testimony from Tesla workers who said they were routinely called the N-word. The testimonies were part of a 2017 lawsuit filed by former Black workers at Tesla's Fremont plant. Former workers at multiple US plants sued Tesla, alleging racial harassment. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Women and people of color are missing out on June’s celebrated wage and job growth

June's jobs report showed promising signs of recovery, with gains exceeding expectations. But women and people of color are still seeing a different story as recovery continues. More women rejoined the labor force, but the vast majority are unemployed. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI Commentary, Commentary Freelancer, Congress, Credit, Economy, Housing, Markets, Mortgage Loans, Opinión, Politics, Racism, Real Estate

America’s housing market is racist. Congress could easily help fix it if they wanted to.

Black borrowers are 80% more likely to be denied a mortgage than white borrowers. The Fair Lending for All Act would establish a new federal office to ensure discrimination in lending is not happening. The bill would help end discriminatory practices by clarifying that discrimination based on zip code or census tract is prohibited under ECOA. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2020, Black borrowers were 80% more likely to be denied a mortgage than white borrowers. While this statistic is jarring, it is hardly surprising t...
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A GOP Senate candidate claims that the military has been’colorblind’ for’almost 200 years,’ but the armed services were desegregated in 1948

Senate candidate Sean Parnell said that the military has been "colorblind" for "almost 200 years." The military was not formally desegregated until President Harry Truman issued an executive order in 1948. On Fox News, Parnell railed against critical race theory, blasting it as a divisive discipline. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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5 books young people should read to open a dialogue about race in America

Literature can be a great introduction into race discussions, especially when using an anti-bias lens. These five titles are starting points to engage young people in conversations about race in America. "Angel of Greenwood," "A Song Below Water," and "Land of the Cranes" top the list. See more stories on Insider's business page. With a national debate raging about how — or even if — teachers should discuss race in their classrooms, many educators may find themselves uncertain about how to navigate the subject of race.Parents may also find it difficult to broach topics of race in conversations with their teens.As a former junior hi...