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With new infections soaring, the Trump’s host a July 4th Pandemic Party at the White House

The White House is preparing to change its messaging on the coronavirus, to tell Americans it simply has to be lived with. by Common Dreams staff Saturday, July 4   Hundreds of thousands of people converged…

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Protestors rally outside of Lambeau Field prior to the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins on December 8, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo: Stacy Revere)
Posted in Common Dreams First Nations First Peoples News News Racism

Corporate sponsors join Native American call for Washington Redskins name change

Investor coalition worth $620 billion pushed FedEx, Pepsi, and Nike to change stance, prompting team owner to announce a review of the name. by Julia Conley, staff writer Friday, July 3   Washington Redskins owner Dan…

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Visitors look at Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 02, 2020 near Keystone, South Dakota. President Donald Trump is expected to visit the monument and speak before the start of a fireworks display on July 3. (Photo: Scott Olson)
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‘An Attack on Indigenous People’: Mount Rushmore Trump event denounced as racist, dangerous, and disrespectful

“We won’t be social distancing,” said the South Dakota governor. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Friday, July 3 President Donald Trump’s planned July 3 fireworks ceremony at Mount Rushmore is facing sustained criticism over its risks…

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Posted in Coronavirus Op/Ed Racism The Conversation

As Arizona coronavirus cases surge from early reopening, Indigenous nations suffer not only more COVID-19 but also wrongly from blame

At the Navajo Nation town of Fort Defiance, Arizona, staff pack food boxes. The Navajo Nation now has the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the U.S.   (Getty Images/Mark Ralston) by  Lisa Hardy, Northern Arizona…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter Columns Racism Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Reparations qualifications and confusion

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   As a Nikole Hannah-Jones fan, I followed her arguments carefully and approvingly in a recent piece in the New York Times as she demolished one quick fix after another that…

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Posted in Columns Economy Racism Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Dismantling the false paths to equity

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   I’ll never forget the surprise on a colleague’s face who was working to build a nonprofit community development organization in the Mississippi delta several years ago when we first met….

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Posted in Columns Public Policy Racism Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Signs of Caution and Hope from Conservative Critics

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   Watchwords for all of us in this work have always included “know your enemy” and “keep them close.” It is impossible to keep up in these days and times with…

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Demonstrators took to the streets in Tuscon Wednesday night over the killing of Carlos Ingram Lopez. (Photo: screenshot/KVOA)
Posted in Common Dreams News Police Killings Racism

Graphic video from April police killing of Carlos Ingram Lopez in Tucson draws outrage

“Carlos Ingram Lopez should still be alive today.” Huge demonstrations into the night in Tuscon on Wednesday by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Thursday, June 25 Video of the police killing of Tucson, Arizona resident Carlos Ingram…

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A NM hospital was accused of racially profiling Native American women. Staff said administrators impeding an investigation

Federal regulators are investigating a New Mexico hospital accused of racial profiling. This comes as hospital staff said administrators appeared to hide documents and discouraged cooperation with an initial state inquiry. by Bryant Furlow, New Mexico…

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In his work with black teenagers, pastor and mental health caseworker Darnell Hill teaches an unofficial guide to what he calls “living while black.” Though many black families have their own sets of rules to navigate others’ racist assumptions, Hill says he hopes that following his “do’s and don’ts” will allow kids to survive as unscathed as possible to realize their life ambitions. “Let’s just make it home,” Hill tells them. (Cara Anthony/KHN)
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‘Just Make It Home’: The unwritten rules Blacks learn to navigate Racism in America

Cara Anthony June 18, 2020 ST. LOUIS — Speak in short sentences. Be clear. Direct but not rude. Stay calm, even if you’re shaking inside. Never put your hands in your pockets. Make sure people can…

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The Trump campaign used symbols similar to these found on concentration camp uniforms in an ad about the president's political opponents. (Image: Bend the Arc: Jewish Action)
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Facebook removes Trump ads using Nazi Concentration Camp symbol used to signify political prisoners

‘Their Masks Are Off’ “Nazis used the red triangle to mark political prisoners and dissidents, and now Trump and the RNC are using it to smear millions of people protesting racist police violence.” by Eoin Higgins,…

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In authoritarian tirade, Trump claims Americans ‘want law and order’ policing whether they know it or not. Video

Civil rights advocates slammed the president’s law enforcement executive order as “a band-aid for a bullet wound.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday. June 16 Prior to signing an executive order approving law enforcement reforms that…

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Demonstrators flee Monday after right-wing militia members fired shots into a crowd attempting to remove a statue of brutal conquistador Juan de Oñate. (Photo: Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)
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Demonstrator shot in New Mexico as right-wing militia attacks protest over monument to brutal conquistador

“These extremists cannot be allowed to silence peaceful protests or inflict violence.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Members of a far right militia group were arrested Monday evening in Albuquerque after a…

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A demonstrator addresses the riot police that are blocking the entrance to I-195 during a protest in Miami on June 5, 2020. (Photo: Adam DelGiudice/SOPA Images/LightRocket)
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Police Union recruits fired cops to new jobs in Florida

“This is the problem” say critics “Systemic racism in action.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Tuesday, June 9 A Florida police organization’s promise to hire any officers around the U.S. who are fired or who leave…

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Crowds flood streets across US demanding end to police brutality and justice for George Floyd

“This is incredible” “It feels like it’s more than just a moment. Finally, finally it’s more than just a moment.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, June 6 Hundreds of thousands of people across the United…

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Video Protection

New Orleans   There’s a very clear lesson emerging from all the news these days: keep your cellphone handy and learn how to press video record. It might not save your life, but it might bring…

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