Category Race & Ethnicity

News, opinion and analysis from The Zimbabwean Progressive

Amanda Gorman: Award-winning 22-year-old African American poet and activist stole the Biden-Harris inauguration show with the reading of her soul-stirring poem “The Hill We Climb”

Amanda Gorman, an award-winning African American poet and activist, became the youngest presidential inauguration poet in U.S. history when she delivered her soul-stirring poem "The Hill We Climb," at the historical inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20, 2021.
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Google Ad Portal Equated “Black Girls” with Porn

Research by The Markup found that searching Google’s ad buying portal for “Black girls,” “Latina girls,” and “Asian Girls” led to pornographic content, and searching for “White girls” returned no suggestions, indicating "a racial bias that equated people of color with objectified sexualization while exempting White people from any associations whatsoever."
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US Capitol protesters, egged on by Trump, are part of a long history of white supremacists hearing politicians’ words as encouragement

Last week's assault on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump white nationalists, far-right extremists, QAnon adherents, and members of white supremacy groups "reflects a long history" of U.S. political leaders encouraging deadly white supremacist violence against democratic governments, writes Shannon M. Smith, a historian of protests and Reconstruction.
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