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November 28, 2021, 10:59 PM

'America's quest for the more perfect union is constantly being tested': Thomas

Pierre Thomas reflects on the justice system in America.
November 28, 2021, 10:59 PM
'America's quest for the more perfect union is constantly being tested': Thomas
November 28, 2021, 10:59 PM

Criminal justice system is 'still imperfect': Brazile

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on "This Week."
November 28, 2021, 10:59 PM
Criminal justice system is 'still imperfect': Brazile
November 24, 2021, 12:52 PM

‘1619’ author, Nikole Hannah-Jones opens up about race and identity

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is the author of a new book based on her previous work titled, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story,” where she argues slavery is central in the fabric of the U.S.
November 24, 2021, 12:52 PM
‘1619’ author, Nikole Hannah-Jones opens up about race and identity
November 23, 2021, 1:37 AM

Her father was one of Groveland Four. 72 years later, she helped clear his name

A judge posthumously exonerated four Black men, known as the "Groveland Four" after they were falsely accused of raping a white woman in Groveland, Florida in 1949.
November 23, 2021, 1:37 AM
Her father was one of Groveland Four. 72 years later, she helped clear his name
November 18, 2021, 12:43 AM

How race may have impact how trials have been facilitated

Professor of criminal law Kirk Burkhalter discusses how race is affecting how the trial may be adjudicated and what police departments can do to better relationships with communities of color.
November 18, 2021, 12:43 AM
How race may have impact how trials have been facilitated
November 7, 2021, 6:02 PM

What is colorism? Study highlights discrimination based on skin color among Hispanics

Dark-skinned Hispanics have said they experience more discrimination than lighter-skinned counterparts.
November 7, 2021, 6:02 PM
What is colorism? Study highlights discrimination based on skin color among Hispanics
1 month ago

'Prison gerrymandering' endures in Nevada, despite law

Nevada counts almost half its inmates in districts where they're incarcerated.
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Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

In school board races around the country, activists are running against critical race theory
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Critical race theory opponents seek to flip school boards
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Vermont marker recognizes early African American poet

Lucy Terry Prince wrote what may be the earliest poem by an African American.
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North Carolina: Apology for the 1921 lynching of Black teen

A local governing board in North Carolina has formally apologized for the mob lynching of a Black boy unlawfully taken from a jail in 1921
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Black state lawmakers decry flyers showing them as puppets

Two Black Democratic state legislators are accusing Virginia’s Republican party of racism for sending out flyers with drawings showing them hoisted in the air by handheld strings
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Black woman in rural Texas struggles with process to vote, advocates say system is unfair

Advocates say voter ID laws could disproportionately impact minorities.
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Black woman in Texas struggles with process to vote, advocates say system is unfair
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Black ex-Tesla worker who claimed racial abuse awarded $137M

A jury in San Francisco says Tesla must pay nearly $137 million to a Black former worker who said he suffered racial abuse at the electric carmaker’s San Francisco Bay Area factory
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Project aims to ID voting rights marchers of 'Bloody Sunday'

The names of just a few of the hundreds of people who marched are known.
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Missing Black geologist's family say cops lack urgency to solve his case

Daniel Robinson, 24, went missing from a job site in the Arizona desert on June 23. The Buckeye Police Department said they are devoted to finding him, but the family is pushing for more to be done.
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Missing Black geologist's family say cops lack urgency to solve his case
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A century after arson decimated its Chinatown, San Jose to apologize for past racism and injustices

The public apology would come as anti-Asian hate incidents have resurged.
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City to publicly apologize for past racism faced by Chinese Americans
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Hispanic Heritage Month is more than a weeks-long party

Getting white Americans to recognize Hispanic heritage as something engraved in American culture is a battle that Latinos struggle with basically every day.
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Hispanic Heritage Month is more than a party
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'Un(re)solved' exhibit focuses on civil rights-era killings

An interactive exhibit is shining light on killings during the civil rights era.
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Historic American church set to integrate its slavery ties

Boston’s Old North Church is getting a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will help it better integrate its ties to the American Revolution and its links to the slave trade
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Police defend arrest of Black real estate agent and client

The agent says he was simply giving a tour of a home. ABC News’ Mona Kosar Abdi has more.
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Police defend arrest of Black real estate agent and client
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Michigan police cuff Black real estate agent, client at home

Police in west Michigan handcuffed a real estate agent, his client and that man’s 15-year-old son after a neighbor wrongly reported that the three Black people were breaking into a home
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Black realtor, client cuffed outside home they were viewing after neighbor calls cops
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Protests unfold as city reburies remains that could be linked to Tulsa’s 1921 Race Massacre

Protesters gathered outside an Oklahoma cemetery Friday to decry the reburial of remains that could be linked to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
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City reburies remains that could be linked to Tulsa’s 1921 Race Massacre
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State lawmakers work to strip old 'whites only' covenants

The nation’s reckoning on race has given new momentum to efforts to help U.S. homeowners somehow disassociate their properties with historic, racially restrictive property covenants
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1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

Moses led black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s
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Michigan resident says noose in window meant for politicians

White man says a noose in his window was a statement against corrupt politicians
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Martin Luther King Jr., the KKK, and more may soon be cut from Texas education requirements

The Texas Senate passed a new bill to cut several subjects concerning inequality, race and ethnicity from the Texas Education Code.
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MLK Jr., the KKK, and more may soon be cut from Texas education requirements
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Academic tenure controversies highlight importance of faculty diversity

Across 4,000 schools nationwide where more than half of students were people of color, only 10% of tenured professors were people of color while 70% of faculty were white, ABC News’ data team found.
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Academic tenure controversies highlight importance of faculty diversity
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Alabama council member who used racist slur faces calls to resign

An Alabama city council member is facing calls to resign after he used a racist slur while pointing toward a Black councilwoman during a meeting Monday night.
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Alabama council member who used racist slur faces calls to resign
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$3 million in grants going to Black history sites, groups

A private group is awarding $3 million in grants to more than three dozen groups and sites nationwide to help preserve landmarks linked to Black history
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Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

An Army battalion that made history as the only all-female, Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II is set to be honored by Congress
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White man sentenced in attack on Black teen at Michigan park

A white man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking a Black teenager with a bike lock because of his race at a southeastern Michigan park
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Black author writes new novel about racial wealth gap

Retired Harvard Business school professor, Steven S. Rogers, discusses his new book, “A Letter to my White Friends and Colleagues: What you can do right now to help the black community.”
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Black author writes new novel about racial wealth gap
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Nikole Hannah-Jones says UNC tenure fiasco indicative of broader racial inequality in higher learning

The school’s board of trustees declined to vote twice in November and January on her tenure, but finally voted in favor of it just last week.
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After UNC quandary, Nikole Hannah-Jones pushes for tenure of more Black scholars
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‘Racism has no home here’

A Long Island mom started a movement across the country after her neighborhood’s negative reaction to George Floyd’s murder.
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‘Racism has no home here’
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New music project highlights the Tulsa race massacre

“Fire in Little Africa” sheds light on the massacre and is performed by hip-hop artists, some of whom were direct descendants of those killed.
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New music project highlights the Tulsa race massacre
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Amherst creates fund to pay reparations to Black residents

A Massachusetts town has approved creating a fund to pay reparations to Black residents
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Reparations for Black Americans gains momentum as more cities explore policies

Asheville, North Carolina, was one of the first U.S. cities to approve reparations. Resident Libby Kyles said the city’s initial appropriation isn't enough and is calling for more transparency.
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Reparations for Black Americans gains momentum as more cities explore policies
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Top academics explain the heated debate on critical race theory

George Stephanopoulos discusses the new cultural flashpoint with professors Leah Wright Rigueur and Glenn Loury.
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Top academics explain the heated debate on critical race theory
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Meet New Orleans artist and activist whose art chronicles and celebrates Black community

Brandan "B-Mike" Odums opens up on "GMA" about the inspiration and motivation behind his work.
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Meet New Orleans artist and activist whose art chronicles and celebrates Black community
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People working to build allyship in Black communities face resistance: Part 7

A Black family in a majority white and Republican Pennsylvania town has spent years helping neighbors understand allyship. In Chicago, Black and Asian American community leaders support each other.
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People working to build allyship in Black communities face resistance: Part 7
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National Geographic explores what shade means for a city’s racial, economic realities

The story about inequities related to urban shade in Los Angeles is in the magazine’s latest issue on sale now.
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National Geographic explores what shade means for a city’s racial, economic realities
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Black teens speak out after viral video shows them being forcibly arrested

A Black teenager at the center of a now-viral video showing an encounter with law enforcement that turned violent is urging others to stand up against police brutality.
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Black teens speak out after viral video shows them being forcibly arrested
6 months ago

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

New laws on race related courses worry some teachers.
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Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race
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Florida bans critical race theory in public schools

Florida becomes the latest state to ban schools from teaching about systemic racism as debate on the subject heats up across the country.
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Florida bans critical race theory in public schools
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Study: Racial diversity stagnated on corporate boards

Many top U.S. companies have rushed to appoint Black members to their boards of directors in the wake of the racial justice protests that swept the country last year
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Tom Hanks’ Tulsa Race Massacre NYT Op Ed receives kudos and praise

ABC News' Janai Norman reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
6 months ago
Tom Hanks’ Tulsa Race Massacre NYT Op Ed receives kudos and praise
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Segregationist former Alabama Gov. John Patterson dies at 99

Patterson was criticized when he did nothing to protect Freedom Riders.
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Bus driver for group of Nashville Freedom Riders dies

Driving the Freedom Riders was "one of his greatest accomplishments."
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Marker coming for Black teen whose 1919 death roiled Chicago

His death at a segregated Chicago beach sparked a weeklong race riot in 1919.
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Family speaking out after 2 students were asked to clean cotton in class

According to their mom, the Black twins experienced racism and bullying at a school in another district, where she said administrators did not act properly.
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Family speaking out after 2 students were asked to clean cotton in class