The impact of racism on African Americans

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Amnesty International holds press conference in Atlanta, during the 1996 Olympic Games, to release report exposing the racist application of the death penalty in Georgia
Press release by Amnesty International, 9 July 1996.
Cosby on son’s death: ‘Racism in U.S. is responsible’
By Camille O. Cosby, in Worker’s World, 23 July 1998. Camille Cosby said, “I believe America taught our son's killer to hate African-Americans”.
Driving While Black; A Statistician Proves That Prejudice Still Rules the Road
By John Lamberth, 16 August 1998.
Racism in health care: staggering death rate for pregnant Black women
By Monica Moorehead, Workers World, 26 August 1999. Black women in the U.S. are nearly four times more likely to die during childbirth than white women. The numbers include both poor, working-poor and middle-class Black women.
Hating Whitey: The Myth of Black Racism
By Ron Daniels, Black Radical Congress, November 1999. Accusations of “Black racism” or “reverse racism” have been in vogue since Ronald Reagan first popularized these terms during his tenure in the White House. Black people have not had the predisposition or the power to oppress White people in this country.
Diallo DA Fires Back at Jurors
By Donna De La Cruz, Associated Press, Tuesday 29 February 2000. The district attorney in the Amadou Diallo case struck back at jurors who acquitted four white police officers of the unarmed black man's death, saying copious evidence was presented to merit convictions.
Venus Rises and Takes Tennis with Her
By Kofi Natambu, Ishmael Reed's Konch Magazine, 21 September 2000. During the Open there were endless references to the “superior intellectual abilities and analytical prowess of Martina Hingis over that of the “natural physical strength and intuitive powers of Venus and Serena.”
African Americans in the military: the struggle against racism & war
By Pat Chin, Workers World, 31 October 2002. Racism in the U.S. armed forces has long reflected institutionalized racism in society at large. Black people have always been an important part of the anti-war movement. The history of African Americans in the U.S. armed forces.
Anti-racist solidarity & the class struggle
By Monica Moorehead, Workers World, 16 March 2005. Excerpt from a talk at a Feb. 25 Black History Month forum in New York. Political and economic equality is still being denied to Black people as an oppressed nationality in disproportionate numbers. Racism is endemic to capitalism. Workers on the whole are exploited by the bosses. But a vast majority of the workers are super-exploited and super-oppressed if they belong to a particular nationality, are a woman, etc.