Tag: Systemic Racism

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Approves Bill Banning Discussions of Race and Racism Within State’s Schools

Texas lawmakers continue to astound with the number of racist, transphobic laws they are willing to try to write into law.  In the last few months alone, we’ve seen Texas lawmakers draft legislation that would penalize parents who support and help their transgender children access gender-affirming care with jail time…

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Second Employee Sues ACLU for Racist and Discriminatory Internal Behavior 

While there’s no disputing the valuable work the American Civil Liberties Union does, from promoting social justice and reform to fighting racism and defending LGBTQ rights, mounting evidence suggests that even one of America’s leading nonprofits dedicated to defending civil rights may have its own internal struggles with systemic racism…

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II Involved in Yet Another Controversy Over Racism and Discrimination Within the Royal Family

As if the firestorm of controversy caused by Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle back in March didn’t cast enough shade on England’s royal family, now comes news that Buckingham Palace may have a long history of discriminating against people of color for both employment and promotions. …

Lindsey Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Other Prominent Republicans Deny Existence of Systemic Racism in the US

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, April 25, Sen. Lindsey Graham flat-out denied the existence of systemic racism, proclaiming that “America’s not a racist country” and that these kinds of evils don’t exist in the United States. Devan Cole of CNN reported that Graham cited the elections of…

Police in South Carolina Make Millions By Seizing Cash and Property: Report

A three-year investigation by journalists from the Greenville News, the Anderson Independent Mail and USA Today, unearthed an incredibly sinister practice of unlawful forfeitures and seizures of innocent people’s property through numerous police departments in South Carolina. The project is now known as the TAKEN project. Between 2014 and 2017,…