America’s open secret: Racism and white supremacy

White Superamacy

Source: Daily Sabah Racism and white supremacy are deeply rooted in America’s social, cultural, political, economic and religious structures. American society is racially stratified with economic resources and foundational relations defined and shaped by it. Indeed, the racial hierarchy was embedded in society before America became America and it has never been undone despite claims of progress coming on the

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Top-CEO Pay Isn’t Driven By Talent, New Study Says

Income Inequality

Source: Wall Street Journal The rapid rise in pay for corporate executive officers, which stands in contrast to the stagnant wages of many Americans, is a key driver of inequality that’s not clearly tied to talent or performance, a new report from a liberal think tank finds. The Economic Policy Institute report says this means CEO pay could be reduced

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ICNA Condemns Racially Motivated Terror Attack


Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America outright condemns the racially motivated terror attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in which suspected gunmen, Dylan Roof, killed six women and three men during a Bible Study. Race-inspired terrorist attacks against sacred spaces of African Americans, particularly churches, has unfortunately been a continuous part of African American

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How Section 8 became a ‘racial slur’

Section 8

Source: Washington Post By Emily Badger Coded language, by definition, conveys much saying very little. And so those words allegedly uttered in McKinney, Tex., before a confrontation between police and black teens — “Go back to your Section 8 home” — evoked a particular and vivid set of assumptions. The words were offensive because of what we think they meant in

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How the System Favors Corporations Who Break the Rules Over the Working-Class


Source: [Video is at end of article below] By Leo Gerard Some of the biggest banks in the world are expected to plead guilty to felonies this week.  Felonies! They are scandalous crimes, too: fraud and antitrust violations. Finally, America will see members of the class that crashed the economy dressed in black and white suits that are hardly

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Solitary Confinement: A Look Inside the Controversial Punishment


Source: ABC News ABC News’s Dan Harris voluntarily spends 48 hours in a tiny cell at the Denver County Jail. Prisoners forced to live in solitary can suffer mental breakdowns and claustrophobia. Some critics claim when a prisoner is denied social interaction, it is “legalized torture.” The video is below in three parts. Part 1: Solitary Confinement: No Way Out of the

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Interfaith activists call solitary confinement immoral, ineffective

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Following is only partial part of the article. For the complete article, see They’re small spaces — sometimes 7 feet wide, 12 feet long. And they’re where some inmates are held, sometimes for days, sometimes for decades. Religious leaders across the country are speaking out against solitary confinement cells that they say should never be used by juveniles or the mentally ill

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White America’s Greatest Delusion: “They Do Not Know It and They Do Not Want to Know It”

White America

Source: By Time Wise Though perhaps overused, there are few statements that so thoroughly burrow to the heart of the nation’s racial condition as the following, written fifty-three years ago by James Baldwin: …this is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them,

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ICNA Condemns Attack at Anti-Islam Event in Texas


Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America today condemns the violent attack on Sunday at an anti-Islam event in Texas. According to news reports, two gunmen opened fire at an anti-Islam event held in Garland, TX by the New York- based American Freedom Defense Initiative, identified as an anti-Muslim hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Law enforcement

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