Added IRS Funding Spells Bad News for Minority Communities

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Posted: Nov 28, 2021 12:01 AM

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The Biden administration is scrambling to come up with ways to pay for its trillions of dollars of social program proposals. One such way they’ve proposed to do this is to give the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more funding to go after potential tax cheats. Proponents say more money for the IRS will pay for itself by allowing the agency to go after millionaires and billionaires who are underpaying on their federal tax returns.

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‘If everybody’s white, there can’t be any racial bias’: The disappearance of Hispanic drivers from traffic records

by Richard A. Webster
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A Louisiana Law Department That Polices Itself

When sheriff’s deputies in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, pulled over Octavio Lopez for an expired inspection tag in 2018, they wrote on his traffic ticket that he is white. Lopez, who is from Nicaragua, is Hispanic and speaks only Spanish, said his wife.

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Does Latinx Have a Future?

Election Night almost killed Latinx. As results started trickling in, media figures and political strategists struggled to process what they were seeing in Florida and Texas. The “blue wave” that polls had suggested would punish Republicans was instead showing a dramatic shift in Latino-voter support toward the GOP. What could explain this? Democrats’ embrace of “wokeness” and, in this case, use of the term Latinx seemed like an easy target.

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Black People Need a Safe State in America—Let’s Make It Georgia

The trial of the three men accused of slaying Ahmaud Arbery has Black Americans walking on pins and needles once again. Whatever the jury decides, I’m afraid, will fail to address a damming question that the tragic incident symbolizes: How can Black people ever be secure in America?
Executed by three strangers while jogging in a white neighborhood, Arbery’s killing reflects the mindset of domination in the culture of white supremacy: the belief that any random white person has the right to accost and detain a Black person with impunity.

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Black People Need a Safe State in America—Let’s Make It Georgia

The trial of the three men accused of slaying Ahmaud Arbery has Black Americans walking on pins and needles once again. Whatever the jury decides, I’m afraid, will fail to address a damming question that the tragic incident symbolizes: How can Black people ever be secure in America?
Executed by three strangers while jogging in a white neighborhood, Arbery’s killing reflects the mindset of domination in the culture of white supremacy: the belief that any random white person has the right to accost and detain a Black person with impunity.

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Colorism and Racism Belong to the Same Family

One of the things I often hear as a person who frequently writes about race, ethnicity and equality is that the browning of America — the coming shift of the country from mostly white to mostly nonwhite — is one of the greatest hopes in the fight against white supremacy and oppression.
But this argument always flies too high to pay attention to the details on the ground. For me, white supremacy is only one foot of the beast. The other is anti-Blackness. You have to fight both.

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How Many People Did NIH Director Francis Collins Kill?

From an NPR Interview:

ARONCZYK: People of color were disproportionately getting sick and dying from COVID. And at this point in time, Dr. Collins is overseeing the pharma companies that are in phase 3, that are recruiting tens of thousands of people to try out the shots. And he looks at who Moderna has been signing up.
COLLINS: They felt this enormous pressure to recruit quickly ’cause it’s a public health crisis, and people are dying. And if you’re trying to recruit quickly, you recruit the people who are most likely to say yes.

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How Many People Did NIH Director Francis Collins Kill?

From an NPR Interview:

ARONCZYK: People of color were disproportionately getting sick and dying from COVID. And at this point in time, Dr. Collins is overseeing the pharma companies that are in phase 3, that are recruiting tens of thousands of people to try out the shots. And he looks at who Moderna has been signing up.
COLLINS: They felt this enormous pressure to recruit quickly ’cause it’s a public health crisis, and people are dying. And if you’re trying to recruit quickly, you recruit the people who are most likely to say yes.

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How Many People Did NIH Director Francis Collins Kill?

From an NPR Interview:

ARONCZYK: People of color were disproportionately getting sick and dying from COVID. And at this point in time, Dr. Collins is overseeing the pharma companies that are in phase 3, that are recruiting tens of thousands of people to try out the shots. And he looks at who Moderna has been signing up.
COLLINS: They felt this enormous pressure to recruit quickly ’cause it’s a public health crisis, and people are dying. And if you’re trying to recruit quickly, you recruit the people who are most likely to say yes.

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How Many People Did NIH Director Francis Collins Kill?

From an NPR Interview:

ARONCZYK: People of color were disproportionately getting sick and dying from COVID. And at this point in time, Dr. Collins is overseeing the pharma companies that are in phase 3, that are recruiting tens of thousands of people to try out the shots. And he looks at who Moderna has been signing up.
COLLINS: They felt this enormous pressure to recruit quickly ’cause it’s a public health crisis, and people are dying. And if you’re trying to recruit quickly, you recruit the people who are most likely to say yes.

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