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For the past couple weeks, Chicago based Groupon has handed over its social media audience of 22 million to African American entrepreneurs, activists, and leaders to amplify their voices during the

Part III

In Part One of this series we looked at the origins of racism. In Part Two we analyzed several forms of racism with a focus on conditioned racism.

Part II: Racism Defined / How Racism Works

Part One of our primer on confronting American racism discussed the creation of racism.

By now, the numbers are numbing. Months into the coronavirus pandemic, more than 100,000 people in the United States are dead and 1.55 million have tested positive.

Behind those numbers are names and individual people. They are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends, grandparents and grandchildren, and even a days-old baby in Chicago.

Democratic leaders were told to hold firm on the Paycheck Protection Act, or PPP, with a "fix" piece of legislation apparently scheduled for a vote in coming days.
Big business is using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover to protect itself against lawsuits.

AFSA has joined other unions in a push for the $3.6 billion in the House Democrats’ stimulus bill to pay states to establish vote-by-mail systemsand the measure’s mandate they do so.

However, the unions, plus wide public support for the idea across the country, might not be enough to sway either GOP President Trump or the overwhelming majority of the Senate’s ruling Republicans. Both Trump and senators fear that the more people vote, as Trump put, the more the Republicans lose at the polls.

With the average public school more than 50 years old, we have reached a critical juncture to fulfill the need to update and make safer our 100,000 public K–12 school facilities across the country.