Pete Buttigieg was right, racism is built into American infrastructure. Highway construction destroyed Black neighborhoods across the country.
Source: There’s a reason ‘highways do not go in straight lines.’ How racism is built into American infrastructure.
Racism is much stronger among America’s white Christians than among churchless whites – and it always has been. That’s the message of a new book by social analyst Robert Jones, head of the Public Religion Research Institute. White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity contends that white churches didn’t merely adapt More
Source: White Christian Bigotry – CounterPunch.org
Uniformed U.S. soldiers occupied the center of the city, where an armored personnel carrier was stationed at a major intersection. Was it Kabul or Atlanta?
Source: The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home | Portside
The historic protests sweeping America were long overdue, not just as a response to racism and police violence, but also as a revolt against entrenched plutocracy. With a growing number of Americans falling into unemployment and economic insecurity, while major corporations take bailouts and slash labor costs, something had to give.
Source: The Main Street Manifesto by Nouriel Roubini – Project Syndicate
NEW YORK CITY’S American Museum of Natural History announced Sunday that it will remove its famous statue of President Teddy Roosevelt from its sidewalk entrance.
Source: As Teddy Roosevelt’s Statue Falls, Let’s Remember How Truly Dark His History Was | Portside
Mother Earth is giving us a time out, sending us all to our rooms to reflect on how we address the triple evils about which Dr. King warned us… The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Source: Time to Act on Dr. King’s Call to Tackle Evils of Racism, Economic Exploitation, and War | Common Dreams Views
Trump’s racism was manifest before he took office with his “birtherism” campaign against President Barack Obama, but the media were similarly late in referring to Trump as a “racist.” And for the past three and a half years, Trump’s mental instability has been manifest, but references to his steady deterioration are rare and oblique. His compulsive need to be better and smarter than everyone around him borders on the psychotic. More
Source: The Madness of Donald – CounterPunch.org
Some scientists and politicians have invoked baseless ideas about unknown genes, ignoring systemic inequality and oppression
Source: Racism, Not Genetics, Explains Why Black Americans Are Dying Of COVID-19 – Scientific American Blog Network
This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.
Source: Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, And California’s Environmental Racism
On Sunday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, appeared on CNN and declared that the protests against stay-at-home orders that plagued her state capital, as well as numerous others, “depicted some of the worst racism and awful parts of our history in this country,” pointing to the regular ap
Source: There’s an insidious agenda behind the anti-lockdown protests – Alternet.org