“Who We Are”: New Film Chronicles History of Racism in America Amid Growing Attack on Voting Rights

As the United States heads into the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend, attempts by Democrats to pass major new voting rights legislation appear to have stalled. We examine the new award-winning documentary “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” which follows civil rights attorney Jeffery Robinson as he confronts the enduring legacy …
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Haitian Asylum Seekers Sue U.S. Government for “Anti-Black Racism Within the Immigration System”

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that’s 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent journalism. Since our first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take corporate or government funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. …
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“Blackness Itself Is the Crime”: Bishop William Barber on Racism in the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial

We speak with Bishop William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign, who was one of the Black pastors who visited the trial of the three white men who hunted down and shot dead Ahmaud Arbery, where last week a defense attorney claimed Black pastors sitting with the Arbery family in the courtroom could be “intimidating” …
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“Racism Plays a Major Part”: Like in Flint, Lead Pipes Leave Benton Harbor, Michigan, with Toxic Water

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Officials in Michigan have warned residents in the predominantly Black city of Benton Harbor not to use tap water for drinking, cooking or brushing their teeth, due …
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"Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire": Deepa Kumar on How Racism Fueled U.S. Wars Post-9/11

According to the Costs of War Project, the wars launched by the United States following 9/11 have killed an estimated 929,000 people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. The true death toll may never be known, but the vast majority of the victims have been Muslim. “Racism is baked into the security logic …
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In spite of new evidence, Greater Manchester Police deny institutional racism

Support us and go ad-free Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has published its report on “racial equality”. It highlights significant race disparities in the force’s policing – from stop and search to the use of force. However, the report fails to acknowledge the existence of institutional racism in the force. Instead, it suggests that over-policed communities …
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Government in breach of human rights obligations under UN racism treaty – report

Support us and go ad-free The UK government is in breach of its human rights obligations under a key UN treaty aimed at eradicating racial discrimination, a report has warned. Systemic racism Racism is systemic in England, and legislation, institutional practices, and customs continue to harm minority ethnic groups, according to research compiled by the …
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Kick racism out of football and politics

Support us and go ad-free Video transcript Football is a time when many of us come together. A working class sport which was home to much of our radical politics. Our football team today, young and diverse. Unfortunately, one thing that is still very much prevalent… racism. What you can see here, is some sort …
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The abuse of England’s football players shows racism is still endemic

Support us and go ad-free A record-breaking 31m viewers sat down to watch the football last night, as England made it into its first men’s major final in years. Gareth Southgate’s young, socially conscious team stepped out to play Italy under much pressure. And after a tense, seemingly never ending two hours, the game came …
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This vile article in the Times shows us why we must unite to stamp out anti-GRT racism

On 15 May, the Times published an openly racist article by former Tory MP Matthew Parris. In the shocking article, Parris calls for the systematic eradication of the Traveller way of life, and the removal of the community’s rights as an ethnic minority group. Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community members, campaigners, and allies took …
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