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Racism

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  • Tom Hanks' son Chet defends his use of the N-word

    Tom Hanks' son Chet defends his use of the N-word
    Chet Hanks, the rapper son of Oscar winner Tom Hanks, not only repeatedly used the N-word on social media but defended its use because he believes it "unifies the culture of hip-hop across all races."  He also factored free speech, the civil rights...
  • Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks About Reparations, Race Before Receiving Stowe Award

    The Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice is awarded biennially to an author whose work "makes an impact on a critical social issue in the tradition of Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'." Ta-Nehisi Coates had never heard of the...
  • Condemning non-traditional names smacks of racism

    Condemning non-traditional names smacks of racism
    Inflammatory Internet comments don’t usually become news stories unto themselves. But a Duke University professor recently pulled off that trick. In response to a New York Times editorial about racism in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote that African-...
  • Flier targeting blacks disturbs Irvine apartment complex's residents

    Flier targeting blacks disturbs Irvine apartment complex's residents
    The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially-charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential complex near the UC Irvine campus. The flier addresses noise levels within the complex and includes a bolded...
  • In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision

    In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision
    Early one weekend morning, just after the nightclubs had closed, three young white men ambled into the harsh fluorescent light of a South African takeout food franchise. They whistled at the staffers, all of them black, tugged their clothing and pulled...
  • Police investigate racially charged Irvine flier as hate incident

    The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential complex near the UC Irvine campus. The flier addresses noise levels within the complex and includes a paragraph in...
  • Ohio school district under civil rights investigation

    The U.S Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating racial discrimination complaints brought against a southwest Ohio school district by three mothers of children who were students there. The federal agency and Lebanon school...
  • 'Strange' vs. 'simple old American' names

    'Strange' vs. 'simple old American' names
    Inflammatory Internet comments don't usually become news stories unto themselves. But a Duke University professor recently pulled off that trick. In response to a New York Times editorial about racism in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote that African Americans...
  • Bubba Wallace is best hope for full-time black driver in NASCAR Cup series

    It's 2015 and, just like the past 50 years, there's still no black driver consistently racing in NASCAR's top series. But here is Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. trying to do just that. The 21-year-old driver, who is biracial, has youth, charm and, most...
  • District 115 calls for special board meeting to hire new principal

    District 115 calls for special board meeting to hire new principal
    Lake Forest High School parents are in turmoil over a scheduled fast-track approval for principal, of a suburban Chicago, African American administrator — with alleged views that curricula-tracking is "elitist and racist." Tracking is for...
  • Discrimination suit has ripple effect for Somerset Co. town

    A $1.75 million settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit continues to have a ripple effect in a central New Jersey town. Gannett New Jersey (http://bit.ly/1HsJICf) reports the lawsuit resulted in the firing of one Somerville borough supervisor....