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Veterans Day Free Meals Are Not For Black Vets

AFRICANGLOBE - Chili's Grill and Bar advertised free Veterans Day meals for service members. But not for Black U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker and his service dog. For his free meal on Veterans Day, Ernest Walker picked the Chili’s Grill and Bar in Cedar Hill tells Dallas News. The 47-year-old sat at a table and ordered a burger while his service dog waited by his side. In a widely shared Facebook post we can find out what happened next:

Thug Cops: Protectors Or Predators?

AFRICANGLOBE - There is an embedded terror in the U.S., and it is not the boogie man or ISIS. It’s racism. Racism is often expressed through stereotypes, unsubstantiated judgments, discrimination and violence. Lately, racism has been portrayed by the very individuals sworn to protect the communities in this country, regardless of race, culture or creed.

Why Black Americans Can’t Sleep At Night

AFRICANGLOBE - Black people sleep less than white people, on average by just over a half hour per night for both adolescents (paywall) and adults. Recent research has shown that unequal treatment of Black people by civilians in daily life, also known as everyday discrimination, affects biology in ways that have small but cumulative negative effects.

Black America’s Political Muscle Goes Soft

AFRICANGLOBE - There are 42 million Black people in the US, with a combined purchasing power expected to hit $1.1 trillion this year. And yet, Black Americans spent much of 2014 on bended knee — pleading for justice, crying for jobs, begging for equal treatment

Ethiopian Rabbis Accuse Israeli Rabbinate Of Racial Discrimination

AFRICANGLOBE - Israeli rabbis of Ethiopian origin yesterday accused the Israeli rabbinate of racially discriminating against them. Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper released a report yesterday claiming that Ethiopian rabbis are racially discriminated against by the rabbinate because of their skin colour.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks Out Against Supreme Court For Forsaking Fight...

AFRICANGLOBE - Although the U.S. Supreme Court was “once a leader in the world” in the battle for racial equality, recent decisions by the high court undermine its role in solving a “real racial problem” in America, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained in an interview with The National Law Journal last Wednesday.

Right Wing Media Pretends Racism Doesn’t Exist

AFRICANGLOBE - If Chief Justice John Roberts had his way, we’d all follow right-wing media’s lead and stop talking about race. As Roberts famously stated, ‘the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.

White Americans Believe They Experience More Racism Than Black Americans –...

AFRICANGLOBE - There’s a saying that “the new racism is to deny that racism exists.” If that is the case, it may explain a study conducted by researchers from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. Their findings claim that self-described White Americans believe they have “replaced Blacks” as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America.

Racial Discrimination Systematic In The United States

AFRICANGLOBE - According to a survey carried out in 2012, at least 136 unarmed African-Americans were killed by policemen or security guards in the year. Racially biased stops and interrogations often occur at streets, it says, and the US district judge declared that at least 200,000 stops were made by New York police without reasonable suspicion.

Racism May Accelerate Aging In Black Men

AFRICANGLOBE - A new study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in Black men, ages reporting high levels of racial discrimination and who had internalized anti-Black attitudes. Findings from the study, which is the first to link racism-related factors and biological aging, are published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

New York City Judge Ready To Bring Back Slavery Laws

AFRICANGLOBE - In a shocking decision not heard of since Slavery and Jim Crow days and the historic Rosa Parks bus incident in Alabama of the 1940s and 50s, Manhattan Federal Court Judge Paul A. Crotty issued an Order stating that he is ready to...

Supreme Court Invalidates Key Part of Voting Rights Act

AFRICANGLOBE - The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 vote, freeing nine states, mostly in the South, to change their election laws without advance federal approval.

Are We Born Racist? A New Israeli Study Has Some Surprising...

AFRICANGLOBE - Chaim Gil, a Holocaust survivor, sits in front of the television. He has just watched a report on violent protests against migrants from Africa. “How is it possible?” he mutters. “Jews who suffered so much from racism treating African refugees who have fled here in just the same way

Supreme Court Hears Voting Rights Act Challenge: The Legal Fight to...

AFRICANGLOBE - The Voting Rights Act (VRA) signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 struck down laws supporting Jim Crow segregation and other measures designed to disenfranchise or disempower Black voters. When Congress enacted the law in 1965, it determined that racial discrimination in voting was prevalent in certain areas of the country, particularly in the South.

Black Teens With Racial Pride Do Better In School

AFRICANGLOBE - African American teenagers perform better academically when their parents instill in them a sense of racial pride. New research shows that when parents use racial socialization—talking to their children or engaging in activities that promote feelings of racial knowledge, pride, and connection—it offsets racial discrimination’s potentially negative impact on students’ academic development.

Despite Claims of a "Post-Racial" Society, Widespread Bias Continues in America

Recent public opinion polls show that more whites than African-Americans believe that the United States has entered a "post-racial" era in which racial bias doesn't exist. But social psychologists and experts on race relations dispute that, citing wide racial disparities.