Tag: <span>economics</span>

“The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein charts the history of how local, state, and federal government policies and programs segregated cities across America. It disputes the widely promoted idea that individual racism and racist beliefs were the sole cause of housing segregation and the resulting discrimination that followed. Reaching back to the first wave of the Great Migration in the 1920s, Rothstein thoroughly explains how in most cases, the government led the charge in creating segregated communities even in locations where none had previously existed and citizens had no desire for these restrictive zoning patterns.

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A historical profile of the Negro Leagues, which consisted of various Black teams and Black baseball leagues that operated during the time of major league baseball’s color barrier. Black Baseball clubs and teams had existed before the major leagues so they were able to continue playing against each other despite being shut out. Under Rube Foster’s vision and guidance, the Negro Leagues experienced its first period of prosperity during what came to be referred to as the “golden age of Black baseball”.

Historical Profile

In the February 2020 edition of Noire News I’ll be discussing feature stories about the stigma of mental illness, the injustice system, Guyana’s emergence as a player in the oil industry, the larger issues surrounding Snoop Dogg v. Gayle King, attacks on civilians in Cameroon and Nigeria. I’ll also touch on notable deaths across the diaspora and will close out with some good news and some programs you or someone you know might be interested in participating.

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“Forty Million Dollar Slaves” by William C. Rhoden tells the history of Black athletes navigating the racist efforts to limit their participation in sports. Largely focused on athletes in America, the book begins in the 1700s and continues into the 2000s. Through the stories of various athletes, Rhoden presents his case for how organized Black athleticism as a means of control was first cultivated on plantations and shows how that mentality continues into the present.

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