Rush also cited reported racism and lack of diversity within the State Department, quoting former U.S. diplomat Naa Koshie Mills who wrote in June that the agency was “embedded with practices which deny people of color opportunities, rob them of a respectful work environment, and perpetuate harassment and bias.” … [Read more...] about Rep. Bobby Rush introduces legislation focused on addressing racism, lack of diversity in the federal government
The Senate version of the bill is co-sponsored by a slew of Democrats, including Sens. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoOvernight Defense: US, Russia trade blame over Syria incident | Pentagon calls out China's 'counterproductive' military exercises, missile test | Democrats press Esper on COVID-19 response Democrats press Esper on 'concerning' rise in Pentagon's COVID-19 cases Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic MORE (Hawaii), Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyThe Intercept's Ryan Grim reacts to Markey primary victory The Hill's 12:30 Report: First Kennedy to lose a Massachusetts election Trump on Markey win: Even a Kennedy 'isn't safe in the new Radical Left Democrat Party' MORE (Mass.), Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyMillions risk losing power without nationwide shutoff moratorium Overnight Defense: US, Russia trade blame over Syria incident | Pentagon calls out China's 'counterproductive' military exercises, missile test | Democrats … [Read more...] about Democrats unveil plan declaring racism a public health issue
Forward Progress:The Integration of SEC Football tells the story of the effort to integrate SEC football which began at the top of Kentucky’s state government before trickling down to the athletic department. It documents the experience of Nate Northington and Greg Page, who were both recruited to play at Kentucky. … [Read more...] about CBS Sports Airing 5-Hour ‘Portraits In Black’ Special Focusing On Black Athletes’ Experience With Racism In Sports And Society
For yrs, Planned Parenthood has targeted minorities w/ abortion. It’s the fulfillment of Margaret Sanger’s racist & eugenics agenda. Today, 120 Black leaders joined me in urging them to acknowledge & stop their ongoing systemic targeting of Black people. https://t.co/1cayHRo5Jm pic.twitter.com/l7Pmjshgum … [Read more...] about Black Leaders to Planned Parenthood CEO: Will You Fight Racism that Targets Black Lives in the Womb?
Last week as he formally accepted the Republican renomination ahead of the November 3 election, Trump said: "We are meeting this challenge. We are delivering lifesaving therapies, and will produce a vaccine before the end of the year, or maybe even sooner. We will defeat the virus, end the pandemic and emerge stronger than ever before." … [Read more...] about US government response to racism and Covid-19 is ‘tragic embarrassment,’ says NFL team owner