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Trump claimed that he 'made Juneteenth very famous,' new book says

Trump's campaign planned to hold a rally on Juneteenth in 2020, but cancelled it after criticism. Win McNamee / Staff / Getty Images Trump said he "made Juneteenth very famous" and "nobody had heard of it" before him, writes reporter Michael Bender. The Trump campaign sparked backlash by initially planning to hold a rally that day in Tulsa. Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans in 1865. See more stories on Insider's business page. Trump b...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Holidays, Minneapolis, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Racism, United States, Red Cross, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Tulsa, Greenwood

5 books young people should read to open a dialogue about race in America

Books enable young people to imagine possibilities and rehearse how to confront inequities in society. Westend61/Getty Images 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 ab...
Tags: Books, Students, Education, Opinion, Washington, China, Race, US, America, Trends, Reading, Teachers, Racism, Kansas, Portland Oregon, Oakland

Black goes first on the chess board / Échec à la créativité?

THE ORIGINAL? Move for equality / UNESCO – 2019 “For the first time, two chess grandmasters broke a rule. And Black started.” Watch the Case Study video Agency : BBDO Dusseldorf (Germany) LESS ORIGINAL Black goes first / Detroit City Chess Club – 2021 “One simple rule change. A limited edition black goes first chess board” Check the official website Agency : Anomaly New York (USA) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Social, Advertising, Environmental, Unesco, Racism, United Nations, Discrimination, Injustice, Black Lives Matter, Bias, Non-profit, Chess, Direct Marketing, Racisme, New York USA, Joe La Pompe

Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Race, US, America, Holiday, Trends, Nike, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, United States

House passes bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday and sends it to Biden's desk to be signed into law

A 2019 Juneteenth parade in Milwaukee. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images for VIBE The House on Wednesday passed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday. June 19 marks the day people who were enslaved in the US were emancipated. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, and it now heads over to Biden's desk for his signature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a national holiday ce...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, House, Slavery, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Louisiana

Netflix Resident Evil Show Race-Swaps Albert Wesker With Lance Reddick

In a move that will hardly prove surprising anymore for Netflix, the upcoming Resident Evil Netflix show has announced six cast members playing major roles, with staple series antagonist Albert Wesker being race-swapped through the casting of Lance Reddick. The official Netflix tweet revealed that Adeline Rudolph, Ella Balinska, Paola Nunez, Siena Agudong, and Tamara […]
Tags: Games, Usa, TV, Horror, Netflix, Racism, Anime, Announcements, Live Action, Tamara, Lance Reddick, Resident Evil, Albert Wesker

Plantation removes racist Juneteenth celebration advertisement, cancels event

Outrage erupted when social media spotted advertisements for the Historic Latta Plantation's racist Juneteenth celebration. Removing the advertisements did not erase the terrible, racist language the plantation used to promote its white people worshipping event. Charlotte Observer: The event billing is sympathetic to those who owned slaves in the aftermath of emancipation, and inaccurately minimizes an unnamed slaveowner to an "overseer," referring to him as "massa." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Racism, Charlotte Observer

“Adult-Oriented” Scooby-Doo Series Has Race-Swapped Velma, No Scooby-Doo

The Western entertainment industry is not yet satisfied with raping the childhoods of consumers for the sake of a handful of xirs as the new oncoming Scooby-Doo animation will focus entirely on a race-swapped Velma, the series also being devoid of the titular talking dog Scooby-Doo. A keynote courtesy of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Animals, International, Bizarre, Racism, Anime, Announcements, Scooby Doo, Velma, Velma No Scooby Doo, Warner Bros Global Kids Young

The brewing industry is facing a social reckoning. Now Black brewers are making craft beer more inclusive.

Black bartenders are speaking up about racism and misogyny in the industry after a thread of accusations against craft brewing companies and managers went viral online. Hero Images/Getty Images As the industry undergoes reform, Black brewers are changing the craft beer space from the inside. Black brewers detailed to Insider the racism they've experienced while working in the industry. Across the US, Black communities are getting involved in beer-making to diversify it. See more storie...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, US, Trends, Georgia, Beer, Racism, United States, Nashville, Beatty, Discrimination, Detroit, Black

4 women in engineering discuss harassment, isolation and perseverence

Women engineers often face workplace and career challenges that their male colleagues don’t because they remain a minority in the profession: Depending on how you count, women make up just 13% to 25% of engineering jobs. That inequity leads to a power imbalance, which can lead to toxic working environments. One of the more infamous and egregious examples is Susan Fowler’s experience at Uber. In a blog post in February 2017, she described her boss coming on to her in a company chat channel on her...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Developer, Labor, Sexism, Tech, Diversity, Racism, Medina, Software Engineer, Bogota Colombia, Fowler, Chong, Susan Fowler, Roa, Diversity and Inclusion

Nevada bans 'racially discriminatory mascots' and 'sundown sirens' that were once used to tell Native Americans to leave town

FILE: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference in March 2020. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Nevada on Friday banned schools from using "racially discriminatory mascots." The new law also bans the use of "sundown sirens," which were once used to kick non-white people out of town, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Even after "sundown town" laws were repealed, some places continued to play the evening sirens. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nevada Gov. Steve...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Racism, Schools, Las Vegas, Nevada, Watts, Douglas County, Las Vegas Review Journal, Minden, Courier Journal, Review Journal, South and Midwest, Nevada Assembly, Steve Sisolak

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other gig companies said California's Prop 22 would create opportunity for workers of color. A new study says it 'legalized racial subordination.'

Drivers in California sued Uber and Lyft, claiming the companies owe them $630 million in back wages. Mario Tama/Getty Images Gig companies said labor law exemptions would create better opportunities for workers of color. Instead, California's Prop 22 "legalized racial subordination," a new research paper argues. The law worked like 1930s "wage codes" that paid workers in mostly minority industries less. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last year, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, ...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Politics, News, Labor, Congress, California, Washington, San Francisco, Trends, Racism, Retail, Jfk, Naacp, Donald Trump

Me, you, Europe, the Universe: recovery and revival at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Already during the initial spread of the coronavirus pandemic during the early months of 2020, when the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest determined the world’s largest and most extravagant musical competition could not take place in May, plans were underway for its return a year later, on 22 May, 2021 in Rotterdam. The intervening year was one of introspection, a year removed from Eurovision temporality as venue, contestants, and songs were retrofitted for the second sixty-fifth annual ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, Featured, France, Racism, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Black Lives Matter, Eurovision Song Contest, Malta, Edith Piaf, Rotterdam, Suriname, Arts & Humanities

The Illinois House and Senate passed a bill requiring schools to teach Asian American history

People demonstrate against anti-Asian violence and racism in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images The Illinois state legislature passed a bill mandating that public schools teach Asian American history. If signed into law, schools must teach the mistreatment of Japanese Americans in WWII. Attacks on Asian Americans rose substantially across the US during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Illinois House and Senate have passed a bill that would re...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Racism, House, News UK, Un, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Reuters

100 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre

The below is an edited version of the new foreword to the upcoming edition of Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation written by Alfred Brophy. On 1 June 1921, mobs comprised of ordinary white Oklahomans destroyed Greenwood, a black neighborhood in Tulsa sometimes referred to as “Little Africa.” They were alarmed by rumors that a black man had raped a white woman and that a “negro uprising” was afoot. They were disturbed by assertiveness displ...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Featured, America, History, Racism, Oklahoma, Naacp, United States of America, Tulsa, Greenwood, Springfield Illinois, Dreamland, Rodney King, Jim Crow America, Brophy

‘Race,’ ‘Diversity,’ and the University

If this was a good time for Canadian academia, you would not be able to tell from the blanket of almost absolute silence that has been pulled over universities. There is no euphoria, no celebratory mood, no applause for the changes that are happening. There is, however, a degree of infighting, mutual suspicion, recrimination, and […]
Tags: Race, Diversity, University, Racism, Canada, Anthropology, Identity politics, Black Lives Matter, Equity, Free Speech, Privatization, Private sector, Racial Discrimination, Liberalism, Liberal Party of Canada, Neoliberalism

White supremacist groups could attack Tulsa race massacre anniversary events, Department of Homeland Security warns

A mural commemorating the 1921 Tulsa race massacre painted on the side of Mad Dog Liquors June 18, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma Win McNamee/Getty Images Monday will mark 100 years since the Tulsa race massacre destroyed "Black Wall Street." Several events will take place over the weekend, including a visit by President Joe Biden. White supremacists could target the commemorative events in racially charged attacks, the DHS warned. See more stories on Insider's business page. Monday will mark...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Racism, News UK, John Legend, Oklahoma, Department Of Homeland Security, Cnbc, Tulsa, US Department of Homeland Security, Franklin

A Shared Sense Of ‘Otherness’; A Black, Jewish Activist Fights For Change In A Year Of Unrest

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Tags: News, Washington, Local, Racism, Jewish, Folsom, Dakar Senegal, Jewish Federation, Mizrahi, Baskin, Folsom News, George Floyd, April Baskin

Judge Says Juvenile Arrest OBVIOUS Outcome Of Liking The Rap Music

Judge reaches into bag of stereotypes for cringey hearing.
Tags: Law, Racism, Courts, Legal Ethics

Fox News contributor praises America for 'relatively short' history of slavery

George Murdoch argued on Fox News that American slavery existed for a 'relatively short amount of time.' Screenshot/Fox News George "Tyrus" Murdoch downplayed America's history of slavery while discussing critical race theory. Murdoch argued that America was able to "to get slavery out of the way" in a "relatively short amount of time." It's unclear what Murdoch's argument about the length of slavery in America has to do with anti-racist education. See more stories on ...
Tags: Politics, News, Virginia, US, America, Trends, Fox, Racism, New York Times, Slavery, Fox News, Republican, Biden, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Murdoch

Evidence grows of cover-up in killing of Ronald Greene by Louisiana State Police

Ronald Greene was a motorist who fled from police and died crashing his vehicle, according to Louisiana State Police. It recently emerged that Greene was pulled alive from the car and died in police custody, and now it is reported that the ranking officer on the scene concealed his bodycam footage for two years and lied to internal investigators about the incident. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Racism, Police Brutality, Louisiana State Police, Greene, Ronald Greene

Ibaraki Prefecture Issues Statement Saying Foreigners Are a Covid-19 Risk

The Itako Health Center in Ibaraki Prefecture sent out a document on the 19th and 20th of May warning citizens not to eat with foreigners due to the risk of Covid-19 coronavirus infection. The translation of the parts of the document, which explained people have most likely been contracting Covid-19 from foreigners: The document said […]
Tags: Health, Japan, Racism, Anime, Announcements, Ibaraki Prefecture, Ibaraki, Coronavirus, COVID, Itako Health Center

Rachel Dolezal’s Copyright Follies: Sues CBS For Copyright Infringement In Case That Won’t End Well

Is it fair to say that this lawsuit is pretending to be something it's not?
Tags: Technology, Law, Copyright, Racism, Cbs, Intellectual Property, Rachel Dolezal

Lawyer Hopes To Convert 15 Minutes Of Wingnut Fame Into Senate Seat

Building a campaign on the sole plank of 'Black people scare me' may be troublingly effective in Missouri.
Tags: Law, Government, Racism, Mark McCloskey, Wingnut Fame Into Senate Seat

Biden told Pete Buttigieg 'that was some f---ing bulls---' on stage after a combative debate exchange with Kamala Harris, according to a new book

Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) take part in the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights at Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Pe...
Tags: Politics, News, California, White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Racism, Atlantic, Democrats, United States, Vice President, Debate, Biden, Kamala Harris, Democratic

Guilty Gear’s Ramlethal Voice Actress Relinquishes Role to Black Voice Actress

Individuals obsessed with race will find the actions of English voice actress Erin Fitzgerald to be “stunning and brave” as the woman has given up her role as Ramlethal Valentine in Guilty Gear so that black actress Laura Stahl can take over, clearly exuding the overused sentiment that “only black people should voice black characters” […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Internet, Racism, Anime, Ps4, Announcements, Pc Gaming, Fighting Games, Guilty Gear, Seiyuu, Arc System Works, Erin Fitzgerald, PS5, Ramlethal Valentine, Laura Stahl

House passes bill to counter anti-Asian hate crimes, sending it to Biden's desk for his signature

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looks on as Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) speaks during a news conference with House Democrats and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus on the "Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on May 18, 2021. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The House passed legislation on Tuesday to address the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. The bill passed the chamber in a 364-62 vote. The Senate approved th...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, Missouri, Hawaii, Washington Dc, House, Violence

The Conversation That Changed Everything

We were hiding from the heat, sisters in solidarity against vacations on the surface of the sun. While most of our friends lounged by the pool, living their best lives with umbrella drinks and beach reads, the four of us sought refuge in the blessed air-conditioned hotel room. In the privacy of that room, we could finally admit that we were melting and a little bit hangry about it (hangry = hot + angry). As we commiserated and cooled off, our conversation quickly turned to deeper topics. I can s...
Tags: Justice, Race, Inspiration, Racism, United States, Community, Growth

NCBE Opts For Bold ‘Minorities Aren’t Cut Out To Be Lawyers’ Take

Presumably, this sounded better in their heads.
Tags: Law, Racism, Law Schools, Bar Exam, NCBE

The Supreme Court declined to hear a case over whether a single use of the N-word can create a hostile work environment

In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo an American flag waves in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court punted on a case over whether the Trump administration can exclude people in the country illegally from the count used for divvying up congressional seats. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court declined to hear a case about whether the single use of the N-word could create a hostile work environment. The case involved a former employee of a Texas h...
Tags: Harassment, Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Trends, Speed, Racism, Dallas, John F Kennedy, Capitol Hill, Trump, Hostile Work Environment, COLLIER, Robert Collier