If you want to see how systemic—and endemic—racism in the U.S., follow the money.
Years ago, The Root Editor-in-Chief Danielle Belton and I were having a conversation about America’s jacked-up relationship with black people. We were enslaved for more than 200 years, lived under American apartheid for another century, and then finally, in the last 50 years or so, America has made a half-hearted…
Whenever I see Ku Klux Klan rallies or skinheads marching, instead of hate, I am always filled with a sense of curiosity. What do white supremacists do when they’re not white-supremacy-ing? There’s only so much time one can fill denying holocausts and soaking crosses in kerosene for nighttime activities.
While we were all distracted by other things Tuesday, Betsy DeVos used her powers as education secretary to roll back some key policy memos issued by the Obama administration that strengthened consumer protections for student loan borrowers.
Editor’s note: Once a month, this column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for black youths.