NRA Ad calls for violence toward ‘Black and Brown’ people, says Tamika Mallory
By Sheryl Estrada
(July 11, 2017 | DiversityInc.) -- Women’s March Co-President Tamika D. Mallory is spearheading a movement against the National Rifle Association’s recent ad, “Freedom’s Safest Place” that portrays protesters in America as the enemy, which she says is a “dangerous” call to arms for its members. Read more.
Health Bill draws fiscal fault line between old and poor—and the poor are losing
By Greg Ip (June 28, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal) -- The health-care overhaul that Senate leaders floated this past week does more than roll back an entitlement Republicans have loathed since the day it was enacted in 2010. It portends a deeper struggle over the safety net that pits the elderly against the poor. Read more
Facebook’s secret censorship rules protect White men from hate speech but not Black children
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By Julia Angwin and Hannes Grassegger
(June 29, 2017 | ProPublica via DiversityInc.) - In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims. “Hunt them, identify them, and kill them,” declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. “Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.” Read more.
NYT story: "He became a hate crime victim. She became a widow."
Sunayana Dumala at her home in Olathe, Kan. Her husband, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed in February by a shooter who targeted immigrants. Credit Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times
By Audra Burch
(July 8, 2017 | The New York Times) - Sunayana Dumala tried once again to enter the worship room she and her husband, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, had created in their home for daily prayers. Mr. Kuchibhotla had built an intricate wooden shrine by hand two years ago, a small sacred edifice where they would kneel each morning. Months after his death, it became a place where she would honor him. Read more
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