Tag: racism

Africa: Racism in Sport – Why It Comes to the Surface When Teams Lose

July 16, 2021
Rachel Anne Gillett, Utrecht University In the penalty shoot-out that saw Italy defeat England in the UEFA Euro 2020 final, the skill of the goalkeepers was overshadowed by the perceived … Read More The post Africa: Racism in Sport – Why It Comes to the Surface When Teams Lose appeared first on Black Politics. https://blackpolitics.org/africa-racism-in-sport-why-it-comes-to-the-surface-when-teams-lose/

Tim Scott Argues That Systemic Racism Doesn’t Exist by Saying He’s Been Pulled Over for Being Black 18 Times

May 2, 2021
A big talking point for the current incarnation of the GOP is that racism doesn’t exist. During his recent address to America, Joe Biden talked about systemic racism and how the country might combat the issue. To Tim Scott, who gave the rebuttal to Biden’s speech, it isn’t all that big a deal. The South

Wisconsin’s Lt. Governor Just Torched Sen. Ron Johnson For His Racism

March 15, 2021
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D) said that Sen. Ron Johnson wants credit for his racism and that Republicans can’t win without racism. Video: Wisconsin Lt. Gov. @TheOtherMandela said on CNN that Sen. Ron Johnson wants credit for his racism, and the Lt. Gov. spoke the blunt truth when he told CNN that Republicans can’t

Trump as a Candidate: Racism, Conspiracies and a War on the USPS

August 17, 2020
“It’s not that we simply shrug and move on in the face of a scandal. It’s that there’s immediately a new scandal to focus on,” she said. “One scandal is something you can sink your teeth into and focus on. Hundreds become white noise.”One person’s scandal is another’s moment of authenticity or admirable demonstration of

George Floyd’s Death and the Long History of Racism in Minneapolis

June 1, 2020
The May 25 death of George Floyd, 46, marks one more chapter in a long history for America — and for Minneapolis, which has been the site of protests in the days following Floyd’s death. After Floyd, who was black, died in police custody, bystander video revealed that a white police officer knelt on his…

Surviving Droughts, Tornadoes and Racism

November 27, 2019
TANNER, Ala. — “There are easier ways to make a living than farming,” Greg Bridgeforth said as he drove a combine through fields he farms in northern Alabama. “But this is what I truly love to do — till the soil and grow things, just like my father, grandfather and great-grandfather did. You know, when…

Republicans-If You&’re Really Against Racism-Restore Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder ...