France must end impunity for racially charged police violence by UNPA, 3/28/21
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The statement denounced the 'judicial delays, repeated dismissal or dismissal of cases, and even judicial harassment against victims of such violence, their relatives and their defenders.' Indeed, there are few cases where police officers who commit violence and/or other racist behaviors are sanctioned. When such sanctions are imposed, they fall far short of the right to effective remedy in line with international standards.
Referring to the case of her brother Amine, who was shot dead in the back, Amal Bentounsi pointed out that the police officer, although convicted, had only been given a short and suspended 5–year imprisonment sentence. No disciplinary sanction has been imposed against him to date. The statement recalled that this is just one of countless cases of fatal violence for which the families of victims have not received justice, many of them still awaiting trial after several years.
How antiAsian racism likely played role in Atlanta killings by Pawan Dhingra for The Conversation, 3/21/21
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Over the past year, attacks on Asian Americans have increased more than 150% over the previous year, including the March 16 murders of eight people, including six Asian American women, in Atlanta.
Some of these attacks may be classified as hate crimes. But whether they meet that legal definition or not, they all fit a long history of viewing Asian Americans in particular ways that make discrimination and violence against them more likely.
Christian nationalism is a barrier to mass vaccination against COVID–19 by Monique Deal Barlow 4/4/21
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As a scholar of religion and society, I know that this skepticism among evangelicals has a background. Suspicion from religious conservatives regarding the COVID–19 vaccine is built on the back of their growing distrust of science, medicine and the global elite.
Vaccine hesitancy is not restricted to immunization over COVID–19. In 2017, the Pew Research Center found that more than 20% of white evangelicals – more than any other group – believed that “parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their children, even if that may create health risks for other children and adults.”
Meanwhile, there are concerns that many white evangelicals are becoming more radical. Faith is not in itself an indication of extremism, but the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 showed that there is a problem when it comes to some evangelicals also holding extreme beliefs. White evangelicalism, in particular, has been susceptible to Christian nationalism – the belief that the U.S. is a Christian nation that should serve the interests of white Americans.
Support Rep. Jamaal Bowman new bill to classify broadband as a utility 4/11/21
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As many as 1 in 3 Black adults do not have broadband in their home. Over 3.25 million Black kids live in homes without a highspeed internet connection. All of this is completely unacceptable.
That's why we're coming out in strong support of Rep. Jamaal Bowman's Broadband Justice Act — which would expand affordable broadband access to 8 million households. It does this by subsidizing broadband for families living in government-assisted housing, just as utilities like gas and electricity are subsidized today. Broadband should be treated just like public utilities.
Treating highspeed, broadband internet the same way the government treats gas and electricity just makes sense. With President Biden proposing a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that includes $100 billion for broadband access — we need to make sure policies like the Broadband Justice Act are included.
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