Poll finds 90% of Native Americans are OK with Washington Redskins name

May 21st, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Racism, Social Issues Robert May 1 min read

Guardian Web writes: A poll in the Washington Post has found that nine out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins name. The poll surveyed 504 people who identified as Native American in every state in the US, and reflects the findings of a similar poll in 2004. Washington’s NFL team has been under pressure for some time over its name, which…

 

Religious freedom under ‘sustained assault’ around the world, report finds

May 3rd, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Civil Rights, Morality and Religion William Nissen 1 min read

Citing the Islamic State’s attacks on Christians and other religious minorities, rising bigotry against Jews and Muslims in Europe and Beijing’s campaign against churches in China, a new U.S. government report said Monday that attacks on religious freedom have grown measurably around the world over the past year.  

 

Why Moving Black Families Into White Neighborhoods Isn’t Justice

May 1st, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Racism Bill B. May 1 min read

Greg Sorrell writes:  Fifty-three years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visualized a day when his children would no longer be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Today, with the help of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is working to make sure that day never comes.