All Articles on Racism

Passing large-scale relief measures now is an economic and racial justice imperative.(Photo: Getty/Stock Photo/Blake Callahan) Views
Jobs Report Shows Congress Must Pass Full $1.9 Trillion Relief Package Immediately
The $1.9 trillion relief and recovery bill being considered in Congress this week is exactly what workers and their families need right now.
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Sandra Steingraber is a distinguished scholar in residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences. She is leaving Ithaca College following the finalization of the faculty cuts. (Photo: Courtesy of Laura Kozlowski) Views
How Austerity Killed the Center for Climate Justice: A Farewell to Ithaca College
"As a matter of conscience, how could I launch a center devoted to the idea of justice when so much injustice would be taking place all around me? It’s traumatizing."
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A photo from John Dear’s meeting with Rep. John Lewis in 1995. (Photo: WNV/John Dear) Views
My Long-Lost Conversation With John Lewis on His Vision of Nonviolence
In this never-before-released interview, the late civil rights leader and congressman talks systemic racism, permanent warfare, extreme poverty and nonviolence as a way of life.
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A demonstrator seen holding a sign during protest in Manhattan on November 19, 2020. News
Blaring Quiet Part Out Loud, GOP Lawyer Admits to Supreme Court That Easier Voting Puts Republicans at 'Competitive Disadvantage'
"The mask is off. Republicans want to steal your right to vote and pulverize democracy because they don't think they can win elections on ideas or humanity."
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Indigenous land defender Stacy Gallagher (right) was sentenced to 90 days in jail after performing a ceremony along the Trans Mountain pipeline route in British Columbia. (Photo: Rita Wong) News
'A Disgrace': First Nation Pipeline Opponent Gets 90 Days in Jail After Ceremony Along Trans Mountain Route
"Gallagher is one of more than 200 people, many Indigenous, who have been arrested for mobilizing against the $12.6 billion pipeline."
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A woman votes in the March 1, 2016 Super Tuesday primary at Centreville High School in Centreville, Virginia. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Reprehensible Power Grab': Outrage as Georgia House Passes GOP Bill Restricting Voting Rights
"Georgia Republicans didn't like the results of the 2020 election so they decided they would try to dictate who they will let vote and who they won't let vote."
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) looks on during a press conference about student debt outside the U.S. Capitol on February 4, 2021 in Washington, D.C. News
To 'Ensure Justice and Accountability for Police Brutality,' Pressley Leads New Bill to End Qualified Immunity
"There can be no justice without healing and accountability, and there can be no true accountability with qualified immunity."
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Solar Panels on the roof of a house along Lovat Rd in Beaufort Park in Fulton Maryland. (Photo by Benjamin C. Tankersley/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Sunshine for All: Closing the Solar Energy Gap
Proven strategies can make solar power available to lower income people.
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Dawn breaks over homes and sandstone formations near the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which is closed until further notice on the Navajo Reservation on Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Views
In Indian Country, It’s Not the Weather, It’s the Racism That’s Leaving Thousands in the Dark
How do we explain the fact that of the 55,000 homes in the Navajo Nation, about 15,000 don’t have electricity—now, or at any time?
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It took decades to overcome the Jim Crow laws imposed at the end of Reconstruction. (Photo: Michael Fleshman/Flickr/cc) Views
Our Fundamental Right to Vote Is Under Attack
In state after state, Republicans want to suppress voting because they know they are a minority party.
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