The 1619 Project examines the legacy of slavery in America, looking at how it shaped everything in our country, from our music, to diet, to our legal system — even our democracy.
With major cities under coronavirus lockdowns, ecosystems around the world have been healing. Smog-free air, cleaner waterways and drastic drops in carbon emissions have become a rallying point for many environmental activists who say that change is possible. Emissions of carbon dioxide - the main contributor to global warming - are predicted to drop a record 8% globally this year, according to the International Energy Agency.
But scientists say the clear skies and other improvements will be short-lived and have minimal impact on global warming as economies begin to re-open. And as many nations are looking to bounce back from economic turmoil, action on climate change may not be the highest priority for governments. In this episode of The Stream, we'll look at the potential impact of the pandemic on environmental policy and tackling the global climate emergency.
Join the conversation With millions of Americans stuck inside because of social distancing guidelines, a recent analysis found the way they're using the internet is changing. New York Times finance and technology reporter Nathaniel Popper joined CBSN to break down how coronavirus is impacting our screen time. Krystal and Saagar discuss the vilification of journalist David Sirota for his newsletter, in which he acknowledges his immense respect for Bernie, but argues he should have gone harder against Joe Biden. Much like our daily routines, religious and cultural rituals have been derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.
A global ban on gatherings has meant that holidays like Passover, Easter and Vaisakhi are being celebrated in isolation. The same is happening for Muslims observing Ramadan and Eid.
Even those who aren't religious are having to adapt - birthdays, weddings, even the way we mourn the dead.
Start Here explains how centuries of religious and cultural practices have changed.
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In August 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country we know today has been untouched by the slavery that followed. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began.