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A blog from Medium about the fight against anti-Black racism.

My birth certificate lists my race as White, but I’m not.

The author’s birth certificate lists him as White. The author, however, self-identifies as South-Asian. What’s going on here?


RACE/RACISM

Catch up on the race and racism news you might have missed.

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How hunger and gun violence overlap


Black people need equal access to America’s pools and waterways

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Let’s Unpack This

Fox News has been appallingly transparent in its opposition to the fight for Black lives

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has called Black Lives Matter “a national humiliation.”


Attempts to dismiss critical race theory are part of a larger movement to ensure the lie of American history remains intact

Students raise their hands in a classroom. Photo: Getty Images


THIS IS AMERICA

When it comes to racism and classism, Republicans aren’t the only offenders

Screenshot by the author of the Spouting Rock Beach Association (aka Bailey’s Beach Club) website


Taylor Hall takes a moment to rest on top of picnic blankets and a red, black, and green stars-and-stripes flag while watching clouds in Stockton Park in Detroit on Juneteenth 2021. I took this photo because it feels like not enough images are made of Black women relaxing and just being. She looked so content and relaxed that I had to snap a photo. All images in this post taken by Val Waller for Momentum at Medium.

Close friends and a cookout commemorate a historic…


Instagram-ready: An installation reading “Free 1865” is surrounded by red, black, and green balloons at a Birmingham, Alabama, Juneteenth celebration. All images in this post taken by Joi West for Momentum at Medium.

File This Under: Black Joy

‘We unabashedly celebrate our Black joy as a form of resistance’


This week’s collection of the race-related stories you might have missed


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