Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs

While other cities are jailing drug users, Seattle has found another way. The war on drugs has been one of America’s most grievous mistakes, resulting in as many citizens with arrest records as with college diplomas. At last count, an American was arrested for drug possession every 25 seconds, yet the mass incarceration this leads to has not turned the tide on narcotics. …

White people cause the most pollution, but people of color suffer the most from it

Poor air quality contributes to 63% of all deaths caused by environmental factors. In a newly released study, they show that in the U.S., fine particulate matter air pollution “is disproportionately caused by consumption of goods and services mainly by the non-Hispanic white majority, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic minorities.” White people in America, on average, breathe in around …

People in Poor Neighborhoods Breathe More Hazardous Particles

Tiny particles of air pollution contain more hazardous ingredients in nonwhite and low-income communities than in affluent white ones, a new study shows By Cheryl Katz, Environmental Health News, Scientific American, November 1, 2012 Tiny particles of air pollution contain more hazardous ingredients in non-white and low-income communities than in affluent white ones, a new study shows. The greater the concentration of Hispanics, …

How slavery became America’s first big business

Historian and author Edward E. Baptist explains how slavery helped the US go from a “colonial economy to the second biggest industrial power in the world.” Of the many myths told about American slavery, one of the biggest is that it was an archaic practice that only enriched a small number of men. The argument has often been used to …

What an American Terrorist Looks Like: Resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric

Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric. Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz posted Aug 13, 2019 “Invasion.” President Trump has used that very word about immigration at the southern border 19 times at rallies since he took office, according to a recent USA Today analysis. And six tweets …

Nazi scholars, lawyers, and officials were heavily influenced by United States law when they were developing policies and laws concerning Jewish people

“In a 1928 speech, Hitler stated that Americans had “gunned down the millions of Redskins to a few hundred thousand, and now keep the modest remnant under observation in a cage …” Other scholars agree that for ‘generations of German imperialists, and for Hitler himself, the exemplary land empire was the United States of America.’ by Robert J. Miller, Indian …

White Supremacist Terror Is Part Of A Century Of Racial Violence: Long legacy of anti-Latino violence inspired Hitler

By David Dorado Romo, Texasobserver.orgAugust 13, 2019 | EDUCATE! In the immediate aftermath of the El Paso shooting—the largest massacre of Latinx people in the history of the United States—politicians of all stripes stood before the cameras and gave their diagnosis of what just happened. They sounded like the proverbial blind men who touched one part of the elephant and confused the different …

Dog whistle politics distracts us from the power of the top one-tenth of one percent in America to rig the economy and siphon wealth up to the economic stratosphere

Only by combining a powerful economic message with a frank recognition of racial divides, says Haney López, will progressives find a way to beat this formula. And his team has the data to back that up. During their research, Haney López and his team found particularly interesting results from a poll conducted in Indiana. An economically progressive platform there polled …

Assisting low income residents with moving within the region to areas with better schools or opportunities made a big difference in Seattle

Vox.com August 2019 Most American cities have a stark racial divide. In Seattle, the divide runs north to south: North Seattle is largely white; South Seattle is largely not. And as is usually the case in the US, the racial divide is also an opportunity divide. The north is richer and has more expensive houses and higher-ranked schools than the south. Research released by a group …