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Most Americans Say the President Has Increased Racial Tensions

Source: Google News - HealthAs the U.S. erupts in protests over police brutality and racism, two-thirds of Americans think President Trump has increased racial tensions, according to an NPR/PBS poll.

"They Are the Heroes Now"—Virus Doctors Join Racism Protests

Source: Yahoo News - BusinessNew York nurses and doctors, hailed as heroes for fighting the coronavirus outbreak, are denouncing racial segregation in the public health system by joining the George

Canadian Prime Minister Kneels at Anti-Racism Rally

Source: Reuters - World NewsCanadian protesters chanted "Stand up to Trump!" to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he joined thousands at an anti-racism rally on Friday and took a knee alongside

Michael Jordan to Donate $100 Million to Fight for Racial Equality

Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesBasketball legend Michael Jordan says he will donate $100 million to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice. Mr. Jordan said in a statement that he and

"Your Pain Is My Pain": Global Anti-Racism Protests Rage

Source: Reuters - World NewsProtesters around the world took to the streets again on Friday, despite coronavirus warnings, in a wave of outrage at the death of African American George Floyd in the

Trump Condemned for Saying George Floyd Is Praising U.S. Economy

Source: Yahoo News - BusinessDonald Trump was widely condemned on Friday for making the claim that George Floyd, an African American man killed by police, is looking down from heaven and praising the

Anti-Racist Responses to Stereotyping and Microaggressions

Source: CNN - Top StoriesIt's easy to sight the obvious racism such as using race-based slurs or threats. But there's a more subtle and insidious form of racist stereotyping that can be hard to pin

Defense Secretary Breaks with Trump on Using Military to Crush Protests

Source: The Independent - World News U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper broke with President Donald Trump on whether the U.S. military should be utilized to crush George Floyd protests in cities across

Talking to Kids About George Floyd, Protests, and Racism

Source: Yahoo News - BusinessMore teachers and parents can and should talk with children about racial injustice, experts say. That includes conversations about police and community relations, and

Movement to Defund Police Gains "Unprecedented" Support Across U.S.

Source: Yahoo News - BusinessActivists say the way to stop police brutality and killings is to cut law enforcement budgets and reinvest in services. Many lawmakers now agree.

Anti-Racism Websites Hit by Wave of Cyber Attacks

Source: BBC News - TechnologyCyber attacks against anti-racism organizations shot up in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a leading provider of protection services says. Cloudflare, which blocks

Books on Racism Become Bestsellers As Protests Grow

Source: Reuters - US NewsFrom "White Fragility" to "The New Jim Crow," literature about the history of racial discrimination in the United States is selling out as white Americans seek to educate

Philadelphia Removes Statue Honoring Former Mayor Accused of Racism

Source: The Independent - World News The city of Philadelphia has removed a controversial statue of a former Mayor Frank Rizzo, who had a legacy of racism and homophobia within the community. Mr.

U.S. Religious Leaders Condemn Racism and Wade into Politics

Source: ABC News - US NewsAs days of anti-racism protests sparked by police killings push Americans toward a national reckoning, religious leaders are stepping more directly into the politics

Disney Pledges to Donate $5 Million Toward Social Justice

Source: United Press International - Health NewsThe Walt Disney Company announced plans on Wednesday to donate $5 million to support nonprofit organizations that advance social justice.

Video Shows New York Police Driving Vehicles into Crowd of Protesters

Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesViral videos show a New York Police vehicle in Brooklyn lined up against a metal barricade, behind which protesters were chanting during Saturday’s demonstrations

Depression, Anxiety Tripled in U.S. Since Start of Pandemic, Survey Finds

Source: United Press International - Health NewsThe number of Americans suffering from mental health disorders like anxiety and depression have more than tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic,

Apple CEO Publishes Open Letter on Racism, Discrimination

Source: Yahoo News - BusinessApple CEO Tim Cook called on his company to do more to fight racial injustice in an open letter responding to the protests sweeping the U.S. this week. "To create change,

Tyson, Largest U.S. Meat Processor, Punishes Absentee Sick Workers

Source: Yahoo News - BusinessTyson Foods, the biggest U.S. meat processor, will return to its pre-coronavirus absentee policy, which includes punishing employees for missing work due to illness.

Minneapolis Public School Board Ends Its Contract with Police

Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesThe Minneapolis public school board has unanimously approved a resolution ending the district’s contract with the city's police department to use officers to provide