Texas Republicans to Ban Public Schools Teaching History of White Supremacy: “Legislators Need Their Own History Lesson”

Texas’s Senate Bill 3 removes requirements that public schools teach about the history of slavery and white male domination in America.
“HB 3797, which applies to social studies courses, prohibits teachers from discussing issues that might make students ‘feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of the individual’s race or sex.'”

“This bill is not about ‘critical race theory,'” Texas state Rep. Erin Zwiener (D) told Ms. “‘Critical race theory’ is this Boogeyman they have identified. What this is about is whitewashing history. Whitewashing our English classes.”

A Global Commitment to Combatting Anti-Blackness: Why The World Needs a Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

Structural and systemic anti-Black racism manifests in the climate crisis, global public health crisis, state violence, economic inequality, and various other markers of human life. A permanent forum on people of African Descent—in place of the current patchwork of U.N. efforts—is the most appropriate mechanism to address systemic anti-Blackness globally.

Front and Center: “Magnolia Mother’s Trust Was So Important in Getting Me Through Those Months Last Year,” Says Guaranteed Income Alumna and Mother

Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“I haven’t had work since the shutdown, that was March 17 of 2020 here. I have been looking for work, and all I want is just a good-paying job. The money from Magnolia Mother’s Trust was so important in getting me through those months last year.”

U.S. Acts Decisively to Protect Asian Americans—But Drags Its Feet on Protecting Black Americans

The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act sailed through Congress with fanfare, while the human rights report on police violence was ignored by the U.S. media and government, and the bill to curb police violence is on life support in the Senate. What explains this combination of developments?

The unspoken message is that Asian American lives matter more than Black lives, and that the U.S government cares more about Asian Americans than it does about Black people.

On the Ground in Texas: The Latest Front Line in the War on Voting Rights

After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called a special legislative session to discuss voting restrictions and other cultural issues, activists and lawmakers are fighting back against Republicans’ extreme agenda.

Abbott is “pushing forward an agenda that is over-politicized and all predicated on a big lie,” said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter. “We’re calling this ‘the suppression session.’”