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The NAACP is calling on Facebook users to log off on Tuesday

As Color Of Change pushes Facebook to publicly release findings of their civil rights audit, which we demanded they undertake, more and more organizations are expressing their unhappiness at how Facebook treats people of color on its platform.

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  • NBC News

Russia’s election interference exposes America’s Achilles’ heel: Race

Rashad Robinson quoted in this article on how Russian posts have exploited the gap between the perception of America as a land of the free and the reality of how Black people are treated. “Two things are really clear to me. The first is how much better the Russians understand black people than Facebook, the Democratic Party or many other Americans do.“

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Thought Leadership

VIDEO: Rashad Robinson Accepts the North Star Award

Rashad speaks at the North Star Fund Awards about how to capitalize on this moment of political agitation following the election. He underscores the necessity of supporting Black-led interventions to accelerate social change and letting Black people truly take the lead in strategy and power in the movement for racial justice. Full video here.

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VIDEO: Rashad’s Keynote Speech at the Personal Democracy Forum

Rashad passionately asks, “Are We Going to Get This Right?” as he speaks about building a real resistance in response to the 2016 elections. He talks about mistaking presence for power, the danger he saw in Trump’s racist attacks on President Obama, and how to build a true movement for change. Full speech here.

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VIDEO: Why Accurate Coverage of Crime Matters

Rashad Robinson speaks on how our media presents a distorted view of crime, grossly out of sync with the actual stats, that makes people think Black people are to be feared. Presented by Media Matters and Color Of Change in March 2015. Full video here.

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH: News Media Spreads Myths about Black Families

Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, and Family Story, an organization dedicated to elevating stories of diverse families, have released a new report, A Dangerous Distortion of Our Families, examining the news media’s systemic and harmful misrepresentation of Black families during the last election cycle. Conducted by the University of Illinois […]

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REPORT: Exposing whitewashing in Hollywood & network hiring practices

Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, released a new report, Race In The Writer’s Room, highlighting the failure of the television industry to hire Black writers and other writers of color, and how this failure advances harmful stereotypes of Black people in television content. Networks and streaming companies are systematically excluding Black talent from […]

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REFLECTION: Rashad Robinson on the Death of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s work reflected and chronicled the experience of Black people in 20th century America… Her words and activism inspired generations to contemplate and face the truth about oppression and racism, and to believe in inspiration and hope.

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