On Tuesday, ahead of the President’s visit to Michigan, we will discuss developments in the Flint water crisis and environmental racism with Carl Zimring on Twitter.
Elizabeth Pérez, author of Religion in the Kitchen, discusses the many types of motherhood in the Lucumí religion, popularly called Santería.
—Anthony C. Ocampo
The New York Times featured the op-doc “Conversation With Asian-Americans on Race”. It included Asian Americans of different ethnicities and religions testifying about the impact of race on their lives, however, no Filipinos were featured, even though they are the second-largest Asian American group in the country.
Many tellings of the Civil Rights Movement story omit how ferociously white individuals and institutions resisted the change that black activists demanded.
—Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer
The recent tragedy involving toxic, lead-laced tap water in Flint, Michigan highlights the growing gulf between rich and poor, and majority and minority communities.
Racial inequality continues to plague the United States, and most popular civil rights history mythologizes it in ways that hinder the full realization of the movement’s goals.
St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to remember that rish and Italian immigrant groups — who did as much as any others to create the city we know and love — eventually came together and even intermarried on a large scale.
So, the inevitable finally happened, Ben Carson finally conceded that he doesn’t “see a political path forward” for his campaign.