Reading Time: 4 minutes When rising temperatures and sea levels displace tens of millions of people in the near future, will these climate refugees be welcomed elsewhere or met with hostility? Here is a preview of what’s to come.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The belated recognition of white supremacists as a national security threat highlights historic fears of how a nation succumbs to fascism.
Reading Time: 17 minutes A close look at what set off the Ferguson riots five years ago, and a closer look at the long-term abuse and predation the police subjected black citizens to every day.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Spoiler Alert! This podcast features a detailed discussion of the story portrayed in the film Green Book. If you haven’t seen it yet, and plan to, please save this podcast for later.The movie Green Book has earned accolades and attacks since it was released in December. The controversies are sure to be rekindled by the Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision in an environmental case was based on a dissent by a racist judge who revealed confidential information to a third party.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Although the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawed segregation in 1954, schools across the country are resegregating at an alarming rate, severely impacting students and their communities.
Reading Time: 4 minutes After a tone-deaf video from Georgia’s Secretary of State, originally released in 2016, was ridiculed online, it was suddenly removed this week. But don’t worry, we saved a copy before it was pulled. So see for yourself whether the outrage is deserved.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Voter suppression laws appear as wolves in sheeps’ clothing — cost-saving, preventing in-person voter fraud, securing elections. They’re never cast as what they really are — ugly manifestations of racism.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A look at how a country filled with sexism, racism, nostalgia, and class division is ripe for fascist politics to take over via seemingly democratic means.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A bipartisan federal government commission has weighed in on the state of minority voter discrimination. Its conclusions are not pretty.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many US cable news pundits are saying that the Trump administration’s immigrant family separation policy is “not who we are.” It’s a nice thought, but unfortunately it doesn’t comport with history or reality.
Reading Time: 14 minutes While the spotlight is currently on the trauma of immigrant family separation at the southern border, Americans are unfortunately unaware of their own sad history regarding the disenfranchisement and racial bias toward non-white migrants.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Officers of the law across all levels are (ab)using their power to oppress others. They find a justification for their actions in the words and actions of their ultimate boss.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We need to find a way to stop racists from using 911 to call the cops on people of color before somebody gets hurt.
Reading Time: 9 minutes In honor of Martin Luther King Day, WhoWhatWhy presents — through a fascinating collection of pictures — a brief history of American racism, a look at the kind of hatred, atrocities, and soul-searing humiliation that spurred King into action.
Reading Time: 3 minutes One headline today read, “Republicans in Despair After Trump’s Disastrous Week.”It brought to mind heated conversations I had years ago with Republican aides on The Hill, folks I have known from when I reported on such things back in the 80s and 90s.Those conversations were sparked by the first signs of trouble: the Tea Party Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes The media went hard after President Donald Trump about his moral stance (or lack thereof) on Charlottesville. But they missed a chance to take him to task for disseminating his own “fake news.”After receiving broad, near-universal criticism for equating deadly violence perpetrated by white nationalists in Charlottesville, VA, with the response of counter-protesters, Trump decided Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes Marijuana was introduced into US subculture in the early 1900s, and it didn’t take long for Americans’ resentment toward their Southern neighbors to manifest in draconian drug laws that continue today.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump, who is usually so modest, has proclaimed that he is the least racist and least anti-Semitic person. At a time when hate crimes are up and racial rifts have been laid bare, that’s a stroke of good fortune for the US.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Part 3 of our series is about what The New York Times said — and, more important, what it did not say — about apartheid, South Africa’s vicious system of legalized racism, slavery, sadism, and plunder.