Racism

White supremacist to be executed in Texas for dragging death of black man

(Reuters) - A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr. in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious hate crimes in modern times is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Wednesday. John...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 2:41pm

Oregon is changing its drug laws on heroin, cocaine to combat racism, addiction

Oregon lawmakers are taking a radical approach to the war on drugs. Last week, they passed a bill that will lessen punishments for possessing drugs like methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine. First-time offenders caught with small amounts of heroin, cocaine, meth and other hard drugs will face...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:17pm

Posters promoting white supremacy found on Emerson College campus

Seven posters promoting a white supremacist group were hung inside two buildings on the Emerson College campus this week. The posters were hung by the white supremacist group American Vanguard in an attempt "to spread its message and influence,” Emerson President Lee Pelton wrote in...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:07pm

Boston police officer suspended after racially insensitive video

A Boston police officer has been suspended after making a video with the tagline, “This summer, black people have met their match.” The officer, Joseph DeAngelo Jr., will be suspended for six months without pay, police officials announced. Boston Police Department Commissioner...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:24pm

Black students at NYC schools get longer suspensions for same behaviors: Report

Dozens of New York City Council members are demanding NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio take action against racial inequalities in school disciplines after a report found that black student receive longer suspensions than other students for the same behaviors....

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:08pm

Exclusive: Kevin Powell gets real about race in America, Trump and the 'Real World'

When Kevin Powell appeared on MTV’s “Real World: New York” in 1992, he brought an authentic discussion of race in America to TV screens across the nation — and he’s hasn’t stopped the conversation in the 26 years since.  The activist, speaker and author of...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:24pm

On Juneteenth, 'Who We Are' reexamines racism and white supremacy in America

Tuesday marks Juneteenth, the celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. But as racism and social injustice did not end with the abolishment of slavery, it is an apt day for the interactive performance of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:53pm

At ceremony for fallen cop, widow's struggle continues

Just 30 minutes before a new mural honoring her late husband was unveiled on Monday, Maureen Faulkner was dealt a new blow. Faulkner, the widow of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, had learned that in California, the Oakland Unified School District will resurrect an optional...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:39pm

Trump allegedly rejected dark-skinned contestants if there were 'too many' at Miss Universe pageants

President Trump once said he would reject pageant contestants if they were too many dark-skinned women, according to a new book that reveals explicit details about Trump’s trip to Russia for the Miss Universe pageant in 2013. An excerpt from the upcoming book, “Russian Roulette: The...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 3:55pm

Racism linked to higher rates of police shootings of unarmed black people: Study

Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice — their deaths sparked nationwide outrage from those who say there is a connection between racism and police brutality, and received nationwide criticism from those who argue that black people just have more interactions with police. Now, experts have...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:28pm

FGCU professor receives racist messages for teaching 'White Racism' course

A Florida professor is facing backlash after his first week of teaching class called White Racism at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The class has caused so much concern that campus police officers have been assigned to areas near the building for precautionary reasons. Professor Ted...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:46pm

British leader dumps girlfriend over racist Meghan Markle messages

The leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP), Henry Bolton, has broken things off with his 25-year-old model/journalist girlfriend Jo Marney after messages published by The Daily Mail revealed racist comments about royal-to-be Meghan Markle. Marney wrote in a series of messages that Markle,...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:09pm

New Jersey residents receive racist 'Make Edison Great' mailer targeting Asian school board candidates

Residents in Edison, New Jersey were sent racist Make Edison Great Again campaign mailers targeting Asians and Indians and urging the community to deport two Asian school board candidates. “The Chinese and Indians are taking over our town!” the postcard reads. “Chinese school!...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:44pm

Everyone is done with John Kelly after his Civil War comments

Long thought of as a voice of reason in the White House, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, is out of favor following controversial statements he made about the Civil War during an interview on Fox New on Monday. Kelly suggested the Civil War was caused by a “lack of...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 2:05pm

Alt-right using NATO psychological warfare to spread white supremacy

The alt-right is using psychological warfare techniques learned from leaked NATO and British intelligence documents to further the spread of white supremacy, a new report says. Study authors from the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, Julia Ebner and Jacob Davey, described the movement as “the...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:01pm

Majority of white Americans say anti-white discrimination totally exists

Have white people lost their minds? (I say this as a white woman.) According to a poll released on Tuesday, a majority of white people say discrimination against them is a real thing in America. While individuals can be discriminated against, racism against white people is not a systemic problem....

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:12pm

Ever lied on your Tinder profile? You could go to jail for that

If you’ve ever lied on your Tinder profile, you could be guilty of more than disappointing many a first date. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act makes it a federal crime to access a computer in a manner that “exceeds authorized access,” but the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging the...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:27pm

Trump could inspire white supremacists to be 'more daring' than Charlottesville: Experts

Experts on white supremacism say Americans should be concerned that the “bile” of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric will inspire white nationalists to be more “daring.” British scholars Clive Webb and Robert Cook, of the University of Sussex, talked about the "...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:48pm

Did Trump forget about Muslims when he said 'no religion would ever be targeted' at speech before hate group?

While addressing an anti-LGBT hate group on Friday, President Donald Trump claimed religious groups would never be targeted under his administration, but his track record tells a different story. Though it was his fourth time addressing the Family Research Council, an Evangelical organization that...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:04pm

Zinke says if Confederate monuments removed, Native 'Indians' will complain next

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said if the government caves to leftist demands and has Confederate monuments removed it could lead to a “slippery slope” where next Native Americans will be calling for the removal of statues commemorating leaders who lead violence against their ancestors...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:19pm