Stories tagged: "race"


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POLL: Black Americans Are 3 Times as Likely as Whites to Know Someone Who Died from COVID-19

As the U.S. death toll approaches 100,000 and confirmed cases of COVID-19 top 1.5 million in the country, there has been no national moment of mourning.

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What The Charleston Shooting, Trump and ‘Reopen NC’ Have In Common

A former NC teacher of the year and member of the State Board of Education on why willful ignorance could start a new dark age.

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Georgia Father and Son Charged With Murder in Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced in a news release that Gregory McMichael, 64, and his 34-year-old son, Travis McMichael, had both been arrested on charges of murder and aggravated assault.

FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo, nurse practitioner talks to a patient and holds her hand while a doctor administers an IV at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago. Many African Americans watching protests calling for easing restrictions meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus see them as one more example of how their health and their rights just don’t seem to matter. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
Black Residents Say States View Them as ‘Disposable’ as They Open Back Up

Black people are dying in disproportionate numbers from COVID-19 in the United States, and as the reopening starts, they are likely to be among those whose workplaces open first.

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California Cop Under Investigation After Viral Video Shows Him Violently Punching Teen

“He’s on top of me and it looks like he’s about to hit me. Like, I’m reacting like any other normal human being would.”

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‘Those Numbers Take Your Breath Away’: Why Black Americans Are Dying From COVID-19 at Alarming Rates

Public health experts say these disparities are the consequence of decades of inequitable access to health insurance, lower quality healthcare, and reduced access to basic social and economic necessities.

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White Nationalist Groups Are Growing Even More Violent to Fuel Society’s Collapse, Report Finds

The Southern Poverty Law Center's annual report on extremist groups said its count of white nationalist groups has risen 55% over the past three years.