Anti-racist literature sales are up but differ by region

If you'd like the charts to display properly, you'll have to click thru. Great reading ideas here. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/business/black-owned-bookstores-anti-racist-literature/?tid Demand for anti-racist literature is up.These black bookstore owners hope it lasts Library and book sales data show how interest in anti-racistand social justice titles exploded after George Floyd’s death By Brittany Renee Mayes,  Lauren Tierney and  Dan … Continue reading Anti-racist literature sales are up but differ by region

Trump playing games to remove legal immigrants their status

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-the-trump-administration-is-turning-legal-immigrants-into-undocumented-ones/2020/07/09/15c1cbf6-c203-11ea-9fdd-b7ac6b051dc8_story.html? Opinions How the Trump administration is turning legal immigrants into undocumented ones A parking structure at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services headquarters in Detroit where drive-thru naturalization services are being conducted during the coronavirus outbreak. (Carlos Osorio/AP) Opinion by Catherine RampellColumnistJuly 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. EDTAdd to list The Trump administration is turning … Continue reading Trump playing games to remove legal immigrants their status

White privilege becomes apparent when married to a black man

I don't believe this article would have been printed in this type of magazine until now. It's filled with useful perspective. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/relationships/a32909116/white-privilege-marriage-essay/— I Thought I Understood White Privilege. Then I Married a Black Man. My relationship with Jordan has taught me more about race than any protest or rally ever could. By Genevieve Roth Jun … Continue reading White privilege becomes apparent when married to a black man

In just three years, Trump has made the U.S. an international pariah for being selfish, harmful, racist, and incompetent

Those who saw headlines on this issue a few days ago -- Americans being barred from Europe -- may have hoped that they'd change their mind. But why should they? Our mastery of COVID-19 is pitiful and is not improving. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/world/europe/europe-us-travel-ban.html? BRUSSELS — The European Union will bar most travelers from the United States, Russia, … Continue reading In just three years, Trump has made the U.S. an international pariah for being selfish, harmful, racist, and incompetent

Want to understand Florida — here’s a novel that may help

PLEASE NOTE: This is a book review not written by me about a book that he concedes is sharp, brilliant, mean, and exasperating. I'm posting it because it looks like a fun read that will undoubtedly produce many discussions. And how lovely to have a topic that is new. The Dark Soul of the Sunshine … Continue reading Want to understand Florida — here’s a novel that may help

Racism is baked into common phrases

https://bestlifeonline.com/common-phrases-racist-origins/ 7 Common Phrases That You Didn't Know Have Racist Origins You should remove these expressions and words from your vocabulary. By Chelsea Bengier June 16, 2020 iStock It can be hard to keep track of every new slang word or trending term being used, seeing as language is constantly changing. But long-established expressions deserve … Continue reading Racism is baked into common phrases

Guardian UK’s list of highlights from John Bolton books

As a lawyer, I find the Justice Dept argument that all conversations between Bolton and Trump are classified to be utterly absurd. Furthermore, prior restraint of speech (written or oral) is rarely permitted because of the First Amendment. In a very sick way tho, Trump's predisposition to try to hold anything up by litigating is … Continue reading Guardian UK’s list of highlights from John Bolton books

Yet another list of books about race in America

25 Books for People Who Want to Learn More About Race in America Because allyship starts with understanding. By Ali Francis Images courtesy of the brands These last few weeks in America have revived a centuries-old question: How do we end the legacy of racism and white supremacy in this country? As protesters march across the nation, seeking … Continue reading Yet another list of books about race in America

Everybody should wear masks, even the police

Everyone needs to wear masks. Police should know better. They need to be a model for the citizens and to protect them. Not wearing masks kills people. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/nyregion/nypd-face-masks-nyc-protests.html Riot helmets, ballistic vests, shields, batons — fully decked-out police officers have become staples in New York City as the protests against racism and police brutality approach … Continue reading Everybody should wear masks, even the police

NYPL’s lists of books and research materials for awakening yourself on black issues

Many of these books showed up in one of the three prior lists but not all. Below is the guide to research on black issues. The Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List by Lisa Herndon, Communications and Publications Manager, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, June 3, 2020 Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass … Continue reading NYPL’s lists of books and research materials for awakening yourself on black issues

Three anti-racist reading lists

I found these five books extremely helpful in understanding the underpinnings of and rationale for racism against African-Americans in the United States: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by … Continue reading Three anti-racist reading lists

Don’t think you enjoy white privilege?

Altho I got this list from Facebook, I'm going to keep it close as it's a detailed reminder of the extent to which blacks, particularly black men, must worry that every single thing they do or don't do could get them arrested or killed. I have privilege as a white person because I can do … Continue reading Don’t think you enjoy white privilege?