Posted inPolitics & Policy

Kimberlé Crenshaw: ‘You Can’t Outrun’ the Attack on Racial Equality

As conservative politicians and judges widen their focus — targeting not just critical race theory but diversity, equity, and inclusion programs — Kimberlé Crenshaw is wrestling with a lot of emotions: frustration, sadness, distress. But surprise? Hardly. After all, what’s playing out right now happens in any war. “If you attack an opponent where they […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Politics & Policy

Trump and the Racial Inequality of Felony Convictions

You could describe former President Donald Trump in many ways: ex-reality television personality, unsuccessful businessman, wannabe king. Also: felon. On Thursday, a Manhattan jury found Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a hush-money scheme involving the adult film star Stormy Daniels. He’s the first former president in U.S. history […]

Posted inPolitics & Policy

Trump Is a Felon as He’s Found Guilty on All 34 Counts

Welcome back to Everything’s Political, Worldacad’s weekly news, culture, and politics newsletter! In this edition, learn about Donald Trump’s guilty verdict, the grief looming over Pride, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ alarming concurring opinion in a recent case, and the push to turn “Black Wall Street” into a national monument. Now, on with […]

Posted inPolitics & Policy, Voting

How Some States Are Responding to the Worst Attack on Voting Rights in Decades

To Minnesota state Sen. Bobby Joe Champion, the mission was obvious: He had to do something to bolster protections against racial discrimination in voting. When a panel from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling limiting who can sue under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party member and […]