Categories & Tags: racism

INSTITUTE INDEX: America's widening racial wealth gap   |   December 19, 2014
Number of times by which the wealth of white U.S. households exceeded that of black households in 2013, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center: 13 In 2010: 8...

 

The strange death of Lennon Lacy: Another lynching mistaken for suicide?   |   December 5, 2014
On the morning of Aug. 29, the body of Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a noose fastened to a swing set at a trailer park in the small eastern North Carolina town of Bladenboro...

 

Review: How the U.S. economy was built on slavery   |   December 2, 2014
By Timothy Sheard, Labor Notes H. Rap Brown, coordinator for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, infuriated many well-meaning but historically uneducated white citizens...

 

New NC election law blocked as many as 50,000 would-be voters this fall   |   November 25, 2014
New voting restrictions and poll workers' unpreparedness and confusion kept somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 eligible North Carolinians from voting in this fall's...

 

Demographics are not destiny: Facing Race considers the future of race in a diversifying America   |   November 19, 2014
For anyone following the conversation about racial demographics in America, 2043 is a prophetic year. It's the year that the U.S. Census Bureau has projected the nation will...

 

Moral Monday comes to Ferguson, Missouri   |   October 10, 2014
Plans are underway for a "Weekend of Resistance" that organizers are calling Ferguson October to protest the police killing of teenager Michael Brown, police violence,...

 

New book examines race and violence in America through the lens of Trayvon Martin's killing   |   October 1, 2014
With the nation still reeling from the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the ongoing protests the incident has sparked,...

 

Study details link between race, air pollution exposure   |   April 17, 2014
That the color of your skin can be an important factor in determining the quality of the environment where you live is not exactly breaking news, but a new study offers eye-...

 

Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans still be New Orleans?   |   April 10, 2014
By Maureen O'Hagan, Equal Voice News NEW ORLEANS ­-- When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it exposed to the world what locals already knew. This vibrant...

 

Viewpoint: AFL-CIO convention repositions unions to speak for all workers   |   October 18, 2013
By Jeff Crosby and Bill Fletcher Jr., Labor Notes The AFL-CIO Convention in September took an important turn to reposition unions toward speaking for all working people in the...

 

How slavery continues to shape Southern politics   |   September 23, 2013
Whites who live in areas of the South once dominated by the plantation economy and slavery are much more likely than other Southerners to express colder feelings toward African...

 

FROM THE SOUTHERN EXPOSURE ARCHIVES: Women and lynching   |   March 8, 2013
By Jacquelyn Hall A story in a 1977 issue of Southern Exposure magazine reported on how in the midst of the Great Depression Texas suffragist Jessie Daniel Ames organized a mass...

 

Should Congress name a Southern post office after a segregationist, vote-suppressing senator?   |   December 5, 2012
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) has introduced a bill to name the historic Century Post Office in Raleigh, N.C. after one of the capital city's political legends, U.S. Sen....

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Watching the tea party poll watchers   |   October 26, 2012
Number of poll watchers that True the Vote, a Houston-based tea party organization, has said it plans to mobilize nationally for the upcoming election: 1 million Year in which...

 

Sikh temple shooter was an Army veteran, white-power musician with NC ties   |   August 6, 2012
The gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday before being shot to death by police* has been identified as a U.S. Army veteran and the former leader of...

 

In Alabama poultry workers victory, a vote to stick together   |   June 28, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes A racially mixed workforce in an Alabama poultry plant defeated management's attempts to exploit their diversity, turning aside the...

 

Restaurant workers set sights on Walmart wannabe: Darden   |   May 30, 2012
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes Restaurant workers organizing with the Restaurant Opportunities Center have trained their sights on their most ambitious target yet -- a giant chain...

 

Exonerations highlight criminal injustice in the South   |   May 23, 2012
A new database that tracks exonerations of people who were falsely convicted of crimes underscores longstanding problems with the South's criminal justice system. The...

 

NC voter suppression, past and present (video)   |   May 23, 2012
Following the 2008 election that saw record turnout of minorities and youth, North Carolina and other states witnessed an onslaught of Republican-sponsored laws aimed at...

 

VOICES: Reflections on the passage of NC's cynical Amendment One   |   May 9, 2012
By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President, North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP For 103 years the NAACP has fought for equal rights for all people. We have always...

 

On Passover week, a secret message to The Other   |   April 6, 2012
This week, writers Scott Huler and June Spence discovered an anti-Semitic message scrawled inside a closet under construction in the home they share with their two sons in Raleigh...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The war on women's wages   |   March 22, 2012
Percent less women earned than men for a week of full-time work in 2011: 17.8 Percentage points that figure declined from 2010: 1 Percentage of that decline due to real wages...

 

Leading blogger for conservative NC think tank resigns over offensive Obama image   |   March 22, 2012
Thursday morning, the president of the John Locke Foundation, John Hood, apologized on his Facebook page for a picture posted on the group's website that showed President...

 

Why the racist history of the charter school movement is never discussed   |   March 16, 2012
By Christopher Bonastia, AlterNet As a parent I find it easy to understand the appeal of charter schools, especially for parents and students who feel that traditional public...

 

Jasper, Texas and race in America   |   June 10, 2008
It's been 10 years since three white men in Jasper, Texas beat 49-year-old James Byrd, chained him by the ankles to the bumper of a Ford pickup, then pulled him three miles...