Racism in the US
Total 24 Posts
Trump’s law-and-order campaign relies on a historic American tradition of racist and anti-immigrant politics.6 min read
President Trump’s law-and-order campaign rhetoric has been compared to Richard Nixon’s and George Wallace’s similar themes in 1968. But such appeals go much further back, to the US in the early 1800s.
Political satire is not dead, but it has had to adapt since Donald Trump’s election.
What would Donald Trump have said if Jacob Blake had not looked the way he did?
In current demonstrations, there are echos of a civil rights era catchphrase: People are “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Enslaved people’s health was ignored from the country’s beginning, laying the groundwork for today’s health disparities.4 min read
The health care inequities suffered by Black Americans today began centuries ago. An understanding of the inequities of the past is an imperative. Only then can we begin to dismantle structural racism.
Most populists are only against the system, they aren’t for anything in particular, as Donald Trump’s presidency and Brexit proves. A progressive wave will soon be upon us in response.
Before Kamala Harris became Biden’s running mate, Shirley Chisholm and other Black women aimed for the White House.5 min read
Many African American women have run for president of the US, despite the enormous barriers facing both Black and female candidates. Biden’s pick puts a Black woman much closer to the Oval Office.