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America's most segregated city: the young black voters of Milwaukee – video

America's most segregated city: the young black voters of Milwaukee – video

Milwaukee is one of the most politically polarized and racially segregated cities in America. Paul Lewis and Tom Silverstone discover a mix of alienation and hope in the city’s African American
Globalisation is dead, and white supremacy has triumphed | Paul Mason

Globalisation is dead, and white supremacy has triumphed | Paul Mason

Trump’s victory is a betrayal of ethnic minorities and women. Progressives must direct their energies to building an alternative to the failed neoliberal model • Become a Guardian supporter or make a
Diversity can distract us from economic inequality | Giles Fraser | Loose canon

Diversity can distract us from economic inequality | Giles Fraser | Loose canon

Donald Trump got elected because the liberal elite didn’t care enough about the gap between rich and poorAccording to the socialist academic Walter Benn Michaels, the reason that rich western liberals
The Guardian view on grime music: sound of protest | Editorial

The Guardian view on grime music: sound of protest | Editorial

An urban artform that resurrects rebellion has gained credibility and popularity through mainstream indifference. It’s time to take noticeWhen the nominations for pop music’s Brit awards – an event
The hidden history of Nasa’s black female scientists

The hidden history of Nasa’s black female scientists

The diversity of Nasa’s workforce in 1940s Virginia is uncovered in a new book by Margot Lee Shetterly. She recalls how a visit to her home town led to a revelation“Mrs Land worked as a computer out
BME career progression 'could add £24bn a year to UK economy'

BME career progression 'could add £24bn a year to UK economy'

Review of race in the workplace makes economic as well as moral case for more diverse workforcesHelping black and minority ethnic (BME) people to progress in their careers at the same rate as their
Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC

Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC

Employers and policymakers urged to tackle bias and racism in the workplaceBlack, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are much more likely than white workers to be in insecure jobs such as
Top bosses urged to quit Trump jobs council as fifth member steps away

Top bosses urged to quit Trump jobs council as fifth member steps away

Scott Paul resigns on Tuesday after three high-profile departures on MondayAFL-CIO steps down following Trump’s latest remarks on CharlottesvilleThe bosses of some of the world’s biggest companies are
Trump's economic chief criticizes Charlottesville response: we must do better

Trump's economic chief criticizes Charlottesville response: we must do better

Gary Cohn is the most senior administration official to condemn the president over his initial failure to condemn neo-Nazi and white supremacist groupsGary Cohn, Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser,
More detail needed in racial minorities data | Letters

More detail needed in racial minorities data | Letters

Meghnad Desai says greater analysis is required and David Reed says black and minority ethnic groups in Britain seem to be doing pretty well. Plus letters from Peter Cave and Ian WatsonThe raw truth
Perspectives on decolonising and diversifying English teaching | Letters

Perspectives on decolonising and diversifying English teaching | Letters

Guardian readers, teachers and academics respond to the controversy around the Cambridge university English syllabusMany thanks for Priyamvada Gopal’s excellent piece on the moral, intellectual and
Lewes bonfire 'blacking up' not racist, says Zulu dance troop leader

Lewes bonfire 'blacking up' not racist, says Zulu dance troop leader

Comments come amid row over bonfire night tradition in East Sussex town in which white people wear Zulu dress and paint faces blackA row over whether revellers who “black up” for Saturday’s bonfire
'Racism can appear with face of respectability' – Tim Soutphommasane

'Racism can appear with face of respectability' – Tim Soutphommasane

Race discrimination commissioner says suggestion racism exists in Australia often taken as insult, preventing proper debateTim Soutphommasane says Australia needs to acknowledge forms of racism that
Lewes bonfire society agrees to stop blacking up in annual parade

Lewes bonfire society agrees to stop blacking up in annual parade

Decision comes after intervention of leader of a Zulu dance troupe who gave ultimatum: drop the black face or we won’t comeWhen Lewes Borough Bonfire Society parades on Saturday night at one of
Gary Younge interviews Richard Spencer: 'Africans have benefited from white supremacy' - video

Gary Younge interviews Richard Spencer: 'Africans have benefited from white supremacy' - video

In a dramatic interview, the Guardian's Gary Younge speaks to white supremacist Richard Spencer about why he wants to create an 'ethno-state' for white people, and why he believes that Africans have
My travels in white America – a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain

My travels in white America – a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain

This summer, Gary Younge took a trip from Maine to Mississippi to find out what has brought the US to this point. From the forgotten poor to desperate addicts, their whiteness is all some of them have
Landlord’s ban on ‘coloured’ tenants is unlawful, court rules

Landlord’s ban on ‘coloured’ tenants is unlawful, court rules

Equality watchdog wins case against Fergus Wilson, who barred south Asians from renting his properties The buy-to-let mogul Fergus Wilson’s ban on “coloured” tenants because they allegedly left curry
A night of firsts: 10 historic victories from the US elections

A night of firsts: 10 historic victories from the US elections

Montana elected its first black mayor, New Jersey elected its first Sikh mayor, and Danica Roem became the first openly trans person elected to a state legislatureOn Tuesday, US voters issued a
Montana's first black mayor, once a refugee, says US offered 'second chance'

Montana's first black mayor, once a refugee, says US offered 'second chance'

Wilmot Collins, 54, was elected mayor of Helena on Tuesday, unseating a four-term incumbent: ‘They were looking for a chance and I came in at the right time’Wilmot Collins didn’t leave Liberia until
How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

The Great War is often depicted as an unexpected catastrophe. But for millions who had been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new. By Pankaj Mishra‘Today on the