“As our country undergoes a racial reckoning, I want to be very clear: the Hyde Amendment is a racist policy.” Black and Native American women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes.
Plantation owners were determined to extract every last bit of labor they could get from enslaved workers, meticulously tracking, documenting, and analyzing their every move in order to maximize productivity and profit.
...white progressives and leftists underestimate the...power of strategically racist messaging, and fail to...engage in the communities the Right is targeting — white folks who are impacted by a system that consistently puts profits before people.
...Black Belt communities currently being ravaged by COVID-19 would benefit from the kind of sustained investment that should have been happening since 2008...just as the whiter, richer states in the NBRC did.
No issue has proved more vexing to this nation than the issue of race, and yet no question is more pressing than how to overcome the politics of white supremacy...that threatens our ability ever to create a truly fair, just and inclusive democracy.