The Native American Women Who Fought Mass Sterilization | Time

“When the federal government forced Native peoples onto reservations in the 19th century, the situation produced a cascade of public-health disasters. By 1900, the American Indian population had reached its nadir of less than a quarter million. Infants and children proved particularly vulnerable to illness and death. One government official estimated in 1916 that approximately three-fifths of Indian infants died before age 5. On many reservations, women responded by bearing more children despite their compromised health. The historian Frederick Hoxie has argued that “only the maintenance of extraordinarily high birth rates” saved one nation from “dropping into oblivion.””

https://time.com/5737080/native-american-sterilization-history/

Inclusive or hypocritical? Mixed reviews for Trump campaign’s LGBTQ merchandise

Moran added that the president has a track record of advocating for the LGBTQ community through his words and policy, citing the administration’s February announcement of a campaign to decriminalize homosexuality globally and last week’s announcement that the U.S. government will start a national HIV-prevention program that will distribute free HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis medication as examples of such advocacy.

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/inclusive-or-hypocritical-mixed-reviews-trump-campaign-s-lgbtq-merchandise-n1097326

‘Not one person of color’: Congressman scolds fellow Democrats for choosing only white impeachment witnesses

“What subliminal message are we sending to the world when we have experts but not one person of color? Are we saying that there are no people of color who are experts on this topic of impeachment?”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/not-one-person-of-color-congressman-scolds-fellow-democrats-for-choosing-only-white-impeachment-witnesses

White Black Lives Matter activist ignites brawl at black event for Buttigieg

“A Black Lives Matter activist, who appeared to be white, started a fight at an event being held by black leaders in support for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered to protest the event, and the man with the group stole the microphone from councilwoman Sharon McBride.

“Who chose these people as the black leaders?” the man shouted on the microphone. “Who organized this?” ”

https://www.enmnews.com/2019/12/05/watch-white-black-lives-matter-activist-ignites-brawl-at-black-event-for-buttigieg/

Anyone can identify as black regardless of skin colour, lecturer’s union say

“Anyone should be allowed to “self-identify” as black regardless of the colour of their skin, a lecturer’s union have said.

The University and College Union (UCU) said people should be able to identify as different races or genders in a report called “UCU Position on Trans Inclusion”.

“The UCU has a long history of enabling members to self-identify, whether that is being black, disabled, LGBT or women,” it said.

They said that a “social, rather than a medical, model of gender recognition” should be accepted in modern society and that the move would “help challenge repressive gender stereotypes in the workplace.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/anyone-can-identify-as-black-regardless-of-skin-colour-ucu-191737762.html