Stories tagged: "racism"

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I’m a Black Prepper. This Is What Freedom Means to Me.

I don’t harbor fantasies of being free myself. A free world for Black people must be created from scratch and, even in a best-case scenario, there will be no place for me once that bitter and bloody work is done.

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, a group of women pray at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. One big change happened in conservative South Carolina after a racist gunman killed nine black people during a Bible study five years ago, the Confederate flag came down. But since then, hundreds of other monuments and buildings named for Civil War figures, virulent racists and even a gynecologist who did painful, disfiguring medical experiments on African American women remain. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
5 Years After Charleston Church Shooting, SC Republicans Still Protecting Racist Monuments

In 2015, Dylann Roof killed nine worshippers at Mother Emanuel AME church, sparing one woman's life so she could tell everyone he wanted to start a race war. He was sentenced to death and remains in federal prison.

12 Things You Should Stop Saying About Racial Injustice

A primer for non-Black folks who —finally — want to talk about racial injustice.

A protester holds a sign in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, May 28, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in police custody Monday in Minneapolis. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
This Week’s Protests Are About More Than George Floyd’s Death. The Data Shows It.

While George Floyd's death lit the fuse, this week's protests across the country are about the consequences of structural racism.

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Joe Biden Demands Justice for George Floyd, Calls on Americans to Root Out Structural Racism

“The original sin of this country still stains our nation today, and sometimes, we manage to overlook it. We just push forward with a thousand other tasks in our daily life. But it’s always there."

CNN Reporter and Crew Arrested on Live TV While Reporting on Minneapolis Protests

While living on air, Omar Jiménez — who identifies as Black and Latino — was handcuffed and led away, together with his team. Here's what happened.

6 Years After Eric Garner, Black Citizens Still Can’t Breathe in America

It takes a special kind of patriotism to be Black in America. To exist in a country that does nothing about its persistent history of violent racism.