“Hispanic Heritage Month remains relevant, valuable, and important. By raising awareness about Latino achievements, it promotes greater understanding among all Americans. And that is certainly worthy of celebration.”
By Raul A. Reyes, The Messenger
This is more evidence of the value of the organizing work of the people on the Southeast Side and NCHE’s CHE Cook County/ HMPRG solidarity work at their side!
Undeniably, discrimination, structural inequality, and biases in institutions are the root causes of the vast racial wealth gap in the United States.
By Ricardo Mimbela & Katie Duarte,
50 years ago, city officials in Syracuse ignored the outcry of the Black community in the 15th Ward and moved forward with their plan to construct the I-81 viaduct. Since then, the ward has faced inadequate housing, higher crime, and poverty at disproportionate levels.
By Jay A. Fernandez, ACLU
Sixty years ago, in the nation’s capital, history was made! Thousands of people joined together for a powerful demonstration in support of racial justice, which is still remembered today as one of the most influential of its kind.
By Aaron Morrison, Associated Press
Maui is facing a major housing crisis after the recent wildfires. Priority must be given to ensuring residents have basic needs and are not displaced from their native land.
By Audrey McAvoy and Claire Rush, AP News
Extreme heat events can be dangerous, especially for disadvantaged communities. Regardless of income or background, everyone should have access to the health and social equity services essential for staying safe.
By Yuki Noguchi, NPR
“Black women are provided a standard of care below what is provided to other women who are not Black when receiving health care services related to labor and delivery.”
The recent Supreme Court ruling to end affirmative action at universities could have major consequences for the healthcare system, which is already struggling to combat racial disparities.
By Lisa Jarvis, Bloomberg Opinion