Race in America

Race in America

Racial injustice should not be compared, as lived experiences between Asian, Black, and Brown communities may not be the same. There may be wealth and cultural disparities, and moves to exclude one group as less important than the other only brings further division.

CGTN America looks at how some groups seek to cross those bridges and illustrates how different minority groups have stood up for each other over the years.

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Race in America
  • Are states minimizing black voters?

    Several southern U.S. states have been accused of racial gerrymandering drawing jurisdictional voting maps designed to minimize Black votes. And the resulting court battles are having a direct impact on this year’s elections.

    CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

  • How can one highway be so controversial?

    A “concrete calamity” – that’s how residents in one of America’s oldest Black neighborhoods describe a highway that’s carved their community in two. The I-10 – the fourth-longest interstate in the U.S. – runs directly over the New Orleans neighborhood of Tremé.

    It’s the artery that feeds Loui...

  • Victims of police torture

    The shocking story from the U.S. state of Mississippi that saw two Black men tortured by police officers.

    One of the victims was eventually shot in the mouth.

    Amazingly, both survived to tell their side of the story and the officers were eventually held to account for their actions.

    CGTN’s Da...

  • History of Juneteenth

    Communities across America are celebrating the country’s new federal holiday – Juneteenth, which falls on the 19th of June.

    It was on this day in 1865 that slaves in Texas learned they were free, the last in the country to hear the news.

    The day is being marked by parades, barbecues, and fami...

  • Caste discrimination in the U.S.

    Caste – a rigid system of social hierarchy determined by birth – is illegal in India and other South Asian countries.

    But many believe it persists throughout societies today.

    This year, California State University became the first U.S. university system to add caste to its non-discrimination po...

  • Latino-latino discrimination

    A new report published by Pew Research Center last month found that Latinos say they feel as much discrimination from fellow Latinos as from non-Latinos in the U.S.

    CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

  • Celebrating black hair

    For decades - Black Americans have faced discrimination based on their hair styles and texture. Everything from Afros, to braids, to cornrows have been targeted. A recent national study found that girls as young as 5 years old have faced hair discrimination that can last a lifetime.

    Toni Waterm...

  • It's two years since George Floyd death

    The ​2020 death of George Floyd, a Black man, by a White police officer in Minneapolis, led to protests across America and around the world.

    It prompted calls for action against police brutality and racial discrimination.

    CGTN’s Dan Williams ​revisits the crime, ​two years on.

  • Documenting Asian American lives

    Asian Americans from all walks of life are working together on what is being called a Historical Context Statement to formally record their contributions to Washington, D.C.

    The project is funded by the National Parks Service for the DC Preservation League, focusing on Chinese Americans and Kor...

  • Ongoing search for bodies of 1921 Tulsa massacre victims

    All eyes are on Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the city commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the race massacre there. Hundreds of Black Tulsans are believed to have been killed after a white mob attacked them and burned down their part of town. A century later, the city is getting closer to finding the ...

  • Tulsa's racist past and a fight for reparations

    Tulsa Oklahoma is marking the 100th anniversary of a brutal race massacre. In 1921, a white mob stormed the Greenwood District, a prosperous African-American neighborhood also known as "Black Wall Street". Up to 300 people were killed. More than 1,200 homes and businesses were destroyed. Now a Pa...

  • Behind the U.S. racial wealth gap

    The racial wealth gap in the U.S. and the chronic under-investment in black businesses were the focus of a conference on Tuesday in Tulsa. It took place just a short distance from the Greenwood area that was thriving economically right before the 1921 race massacre.

  • Native Americans and COVID-19 vaccinations

    Native American tribes across the U.S. are celebrating a vaccination success story in the battle against COVID-19. Despite being among the hardest hit, about 70 percent of the country’s 574 tribes have been fully vaccinated. Tribal leaders say that’s in large part thanks to tribal sovereignty and...

  • The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre remembered

    100 years ago, the arrest of a Black man for allegedly assaulting a White woman sparked perhaps the worst episode of racial violence in U.S. history. Hundreds of Blacks were killed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, an event that was suppressed by the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for many years. The ev...

  • One year on: Memorial rallies mark George Floyd's death

    Tuesday will mark one year since George Floyd ​died on a street corner in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A memorial rally took place in the city ahead of the anniversary. Protesters are calling for greater changes in police reform.

  • Minneapolis marks one year since George Floyd's death

    In Minneapolis, hundreds have paid their respects to George Floyd at the spot where he was killed a year ago. Although the focus has been on a celebration of Floyd's life, the occasion has also prompted questions as to what has really changed.

  • One year on: Aftermath of George Floyd's death

    In the aftermath of George Floyd's death, a Black man murdered by a police officer in 2020, protests turned into riots. Businesses were looted and destroyed. CGTN's Dan Williams, who was there a year ago, now returns to see how businesses are rebuilding.

  • 100 years ago: Tulsa Race Massacre

    In 1921 an angry white mob descended on the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They destroyed nearly every building in Greenwood and historians estimate as many as 300 people may have died. The event has come to be known as the Tulsa Race Massacre. Before the attack Greenwood was known ...

  • The history of Black Wall Street

    A hundred years ago in Tulsa Oklahoma, an angry white mob attacked a prosperous African American neighborhood officially known as Greenwood, but often called Black Wall Street. More than 1,200 homes and businesses were destroyed. Up to 300 people were killed. But until recently this troubling cha...

  • 100 years on - Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood

    A century ago in Tulsa, Oklahoma an angry white mob attacked a prosperous African American neighborhood officially known as Greenwood, but often called Black Wall Street. The neighborhood was destroyed. Up to 300 people were killed. But until recently the massacre was rarely discussed. A man t...

  • Is there a law against police violence in the U.S.?

    May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
    Although the now-former police officer, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder, new legislation aimed at stopping similar deaths at the hands of police has yet to be passed by the U.S. Senate. And as CGTN’s Dan Williams reports, ci...

  • A creative outlet of protests

    The trauma of George Floyd's death a year ago manifested itself in many ways in Minneapolis. Thousands took to the streets to protest the murder of an unarmed Black man by a White police officer. As the demonstrations turned violent, hundreds of shops and businesses were boarded up. But as CGTN's...

  • The 1921 Tulsa race massacre in pictures

    See the destructive aftermath of the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. An angry white mob burned the Greenwood district (known as Black Wall Street) down, killing over 300 people. U.S. President Biden will travel to Oklahoma Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the massacre.

  • Future of policing

    Last month, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second and third-degree murder for the death of George Floyd, as well as second-degree manslaughter.

    That outcome prompted the U.S. Justice Department to launch an investigation into the practices of the Minneapolis Police Department.

    That spotligh...