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Chris Hayes on Twitter

“This MS-13 nonsense has precisely the same structure as the racist drug war rhetoric of the crack years. Politicians would use wildly racist language to describe drug dealers, but if called on it would say “oh so you’re defending drug dealers?”” Chris Hayes on Twitter

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Study: overhyped media narratives about America’s fading white majority fuel anxiety

The very same census report projects that as far out as 2060, 68.5 percent of the population will be white. It’s just that a reasonably large share of the white population will be partially descended from Latin American immigrants. A further 6.2 percent of the population will belong to “two or more races,” with a […]

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White Supremacists Have Stumbled Into a Huge Issue in Genetic Ancestry Testing

White Supremacists Have Stumbled Into a Huge Issue in Genetic Ancestry Testing it also means that any attempts to prove racial “purity” go from simply grotesque to, genetically speaking, completely absurd This is why scientist reject the idea of a biological basis for race. It’s really fuzzy.

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Analysis | Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

Analysis | Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism This is worth a read but I don’t agree 100% here. The white resentment narrative is largely about racism but not exclusively about racism.

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Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends – The Washington Post

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends – The Washington Post Going back to Chris Rock’s point, the average black person’s friend network is eight percent white, but the average white person’s network is only one percent black. To put it another way: Blacks have ten times as many black friends as white […]

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Talking white: Black people’s disdain for proper English and academic achievement is a myth.

Talking white: Black people’s disdain for proper English and academic achievement is a myth. By contrast, “acting white” accusations were least common at the most segregated schools, a finding echoed by a 2006 study from Harvard economist Roland Fryer, who found “no evidence at all that getting good grades adversely affects students’ popularity” in predominantly […]

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White High School Dropouts Have More Wealth Than Black And Hispanic College Graduates | Demos

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More Than 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses

More Than 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses  Of the 3,278 prisoners, 79 percent were convicted of nonviolent, drug-related crimes such as possession or distribution, and 20 percent of nonviolent property crimes like theft. Its mostly red-states locking blacks up for life for minor crimes. No surprise here. 

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The Political Legacy of American Slavery

The Political Legacy of American Slavery >Whites who currently live in Southern counties that had high shares of slaves population in 1860 are less likely to identify as Democrat, more likely to oppose affirmative action policies, and more likely to express racial resentment toward blacks But if you suggest racism is still a problem, or […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: Ending Michael Bloomberg’s Racist Profiling Campaign

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Ending Michael Bloomberg’s Racist Profiling Campaign Coates finds the part of the opinion where the law’s bias is explained.