Tennessee Ed. Dept. refuses far right group’s claim curriculum teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. is ‘anti-American’

Tennessee Ed. Dept. refuses far right group’s claim curriculum teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. is ‘anti-American’

This post was originally published on this site The Tennessee Dept. of Education is refusing to investigate a far right group’s claims that a second grade curriculum which includes books about Black Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is “anti-American” and “anti-white” – but on a technicality. The...

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U.S. Goal of Racial Equity in Infrastructure Is Left to States

U.S. Goal of Racial Equity in Infrastructure Is Left to States

This post was originally published on this siteThe decision about how to spend the money falls largely to state governments, raising questions about whether the package can live up to its ambition.

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S. 1031: A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

S. 1031: A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

This post was originally published on this siteLegislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. More information can be found at http://docs.house.gov/floor. Last Action: This bill passed in the Senate on August 6, 2021 and goes...

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Facebook says it’s winning the fight against hate speech targeting Black Americans. Its own research says otherwise.

Facebook says it’s winning the fight against hate speech targeting Black Americans. Its own research says otherwise.

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook whistleblower Frances Haugen internal documents show that Facebook removes a fraction of hate speech and threats against Black users.     

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Frustration with Biden among Black leaders rises

Frustration with Biden among Black leaders rises

This post was originally published on this siteBlack voters and activists are increasingly frustrated with Democrats and the Biden administration in the wake of the party’s latest failure to advance voting rights legislation.In his first days in office, President Biden signed a flurry of…

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‘Big, big shifts’: How Biden’s civil rights pros have reoriented DOJ

‘Big, big shifts’: How Biden’s civil rights pros have reoriented DOJ

This post was originally published on this siteThe Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has launched several major investigations under President Joe Biden, an aggressive start after years of neglect during the Trump-era.

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‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.

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Trial Of Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Will Scrutinize The Use—And Abuse—Of Outdated Citizen’s Arrest Laws

Trial Of Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Will Scrutinize The Use—And Abuse—Of Outdated Citizen’s Arrest Laws

This post was originally published on this site This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. The murder trial of three men accused in the death of unarmed Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery gets underway on Oct. 18, 2021, with the...

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