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The IRS Is Targeting the Poorest Americans

Senate Republicans recently killed a proposed increase in funding for the IRS that would have helped pay for the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill. The beneficiaries of that omission will be wealthy taxpayers, who regularly manage to stay just beyond the law’s reach with their tax-avoidance strategies. This is all too familiar. As my research shows, rich white Americans tend to get tax rules designed for their benefit. Quashing the funding that could have helped the IRS more aggressively pursue elite tax fraud is yet another example.
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What Liberals Get Wrong about Race

The media's fixation with identity has skewed reality. America may have its first mixed-race Vice President, its first African-American Secretary of Defense and its first Latino and immigrant as Secretary of Homeland Security, but the country has never been so racist. That, at least, is one of the disturbing conclusions being drawn from a new Gallup poll, which found that the share of Americans reporting that race relations are bad or “somewhat” bad has reached 57% — the highest it’s been in two decades.
Fayetteville, NCFayetteville Observer

Opinion: Debate over Fayetteville council structure shows lack of empathy for Black Americans’ civil rights struggle

Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in August of the year I was born, for reportedly whistling at a married white woman. His grotesquely disfigured body was returned to Chicago for burial. An open coffin service, without cosmetic alteration of her young son’s body, was requested by his grieving mother. It offered graphic proof that being black in America carried the inescapable risk of living a justice-free existence. It was another exclamation point, as if another was needed, reminding Black Americans that the “American Dream” was reserved for white citizens.
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What’s at stake in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race? Educators say teaching race, racism in schools.

Pennsylvania is poised to become another battleground in the growing fight over teaching race and racism in public schools. Two Republican state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would constrain how schools teach the concept of race — and the conflict over critical race theory, or CRT, will likely become a key part of the upcoming Pennsylvania governor’s race.
New York City, NYNews 12

Westchester DA Rocah dismisses all marijuana possession cases in county

Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah announced that all marijuana cases involving felony and misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession or sale in the county will be dismissed. A total of 184 cases have been dismissed by the Westchester District Attorney’s Office. “The decriminalization of low-level marijuana-related offenses will prevent people from...
Crown Point, INNWI.com

'No hidden agendas': Crown Point schools do not teach critical race theory, superintendent says

CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Community School Corp. made it clear Monday night that it will not teach its students critical race theory. Following an extended period of public comment with more than half a dozen comments including those asking the district to not require masks and not to teach critical race theory, Superintendent Todd Terrill said he felt it was important to address the district's position on CRT.

What Anti-Racism Means and What It Means to Be Anti-Racist

If North America is ever to become a beacon of true racial equality, it will take a village—and a revolution—to get there. That means white people will need to do more than simply not be racist. To be true allies, they need to be anti-racist and fight alongside communities of colour to make a difference. When we think of “anti,” we tend to think of something that’s negative, but being anti-racist is the most positive and effective thing a white person can do in the slow march toward social justice. The first step is to unpack the concept of anti-racism by exploring its meaning and goals. You can also expand your knowledge by reading some powerful quotes and books about racism, support Black-owned businesses, and maybe even make a Black Lives Matter donation. There really is no wrong way to go about it. You just need to start somewhere.
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‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Makes Case For Housing Reparations For Black Americans, “Make It Right By Paying What You Owe”

John Oliver took racist housing policies to task during his segment on Last Week Tonight. The firebrand host dove into the history of housing discrimination in the United States by detailing the noxious history of racial covenants in the South that prevented home sales to Blacks and how some of those bylaws exist to this day.

U.S. Life Expectancy Has Plummeted, Especially for Black and Latinx People

New federal data shows that the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted the life span of Black and Latinx Americans. According to The New York Times, communities of color suffered “a far steeper drop in life expectancy in 2020 than White Americans.”. The July report, released by the National Center for...
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Mental health trends & how they affect communities of color

Editor’s note: July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. To bring awareness to mental health, Asad Abdullah II — a Google engineer, trauma-informed meditation instructor and mental health advocate — chatted with licensed psychologist Dr. Ghynecee Temple about mental health trends, how they affect communities of color and ways to cope.