Anti-Racism Daily

Expand the court.

It happened. Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court Monday evening (NPR). Judge Barrett, who is 48 years old, is likely to serve on the court for decades, solidifying a 6-3 conservative majority. It also gives her immediate power in several upcoming hearings this November that disproportionately impacts the livelihood of communities of color. This is the first time a Supreme Court nominee has been confirmed without a single vote from a major minority party since December 1869 (WSJ). Now that it’s official, inquiries on whether or not Biden, if confirmed, could expand the court, have snowballed into comprehensive calls for action.

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Learn the history of the Texas Rangers.

But behind each hashtag is a person. This time, his name was Jonathan Price. He was a 31-year-old from Wolfe City, Texas, a small town outside Dallas. He was a “motivational speaker, a mentor to student-athletes in the area, and a frequent participant in community service activities” (Yahoo News). He was beloved by his community. And on October 3rd, he defused a fight he witnessed between a man and a woman at a convenience store. For his intervention, he was killed. To be more precise: on October 3rd, a police officer, a Texas Ranger, murdered an unarmed Jonathan Price as he walked away from the scene (Washington Post).

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What Would It Mean to Close the Racial Wealth Gap?
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What Would It Mean to Close the Racial Wealth Gap?

The racial wealth gap is a reflection of how the United States has systematically failed Black people for years through racist practices and policies.

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Fighting for Paid Sick Leave

Fighting for Paid Sick Leave

The best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is for individuals to stay home when they’re feeling sick. However, this isn’t a luxury for many workers without access to paid sick leave.

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The Police Use of Ketamine in Arrests Faces Scrutiny
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The Police Use of Ketamine in Arrests Faces Scrutiny

Police face criticism for their use of ketamine in the arrest of individuals they mislabel as “aggressive” following the death of Elijah McClain.

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Learn the legacy of Japanese American incarceration.

TAKE ACTION Investigate how your state or local school district teaches Japanese American incarceration. If it’s inadequate, contact them. (Feel free to share this newsletter). Read more about the history of Japanese America on Densho’s , . “I was wondering how will they ever put all of us in a place that small. What surprised me…

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The Enduring Criminality of the War on Drugs
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The Enduring Criminality of the War on Drugs

The impact of the “war on drugs” campaign in the ’70s and ’80s continues to the mass incarceration of Black and Brown people today.

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Seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor Beyond Social Media
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Seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor Beyond Social Media

The memeification of Breonna Taylor aims to keep Taylor’s name in the media but is often perpetuating the same systems that harm Black women.

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The Importance of Reducing Plastic Consumption
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The Importance of Reducing Plastic Consumption

We need to look at our eco-conscious efforts, like reducing plastic consumption, as both environmentally-friendly and an act of anti-racism.

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How to Address Microaggressions
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How to Address Microaggressions

We must leverage our privilege to dismantle racial microaggressions in the workplace and other social spaces.

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