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  • Protesters gear up to rally against Redskins name before Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium

    MINNEAPOLIS Organizers are firming up their plans to protest outside the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday host the Washington Redskins, whose nickname has for years been criticized as racially insensitive....
  • Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests

    Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests
    Michael B. Hannon, who caused an uproar and nearly lost his job as a Los Angeles police officer for his off-duty participation in 1960s civil rights and peace protests, has died. He was 77. Hannon, who later defended police officers as a lawyer, died...
  • Racial taunts mar high school sports despite warning

    Racial taunts mar high school sports despite warning
    In rules meetings held during the summer throughout Pennsylvania, high school coaches and referees received a specific reminder about racism: "Officials are to take swift actions on any type of demeaning remarks or actions that may be related to the...
  • 'Dear White People' isn't afraid to speak up

    'Dear White People' isn't afraid to speak up
    *** (out of four) The remarkably effective title of “Dear White People” comes from Sam’s (Tessa Thompson) Winchester University radio show, where the statement “Dear white people” is sometimes followed by declarations like...
  • LAPD detective to be fired over training session rant, his lawyer says

    LAPD detective to be fired over training session rant, his lawyer says
    A veteran Los Angeles police detective who admitted making inappropriate comments in an expletive-laden rant at a training session will be fired by police Chief Charlie Beck, the detective’s attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Ira Salzman said he...
  • Decision on LAPD detective's discipline poses major test for Beck

    The veteran Los Angeles police detective took the floor at a training class for fellow officers and let loose an expletive-laden rant. Frank Lyga claimed that he drove his Jeep in the carpool lane at 100 mph, called a prominent black civil rights...
  • Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'

    Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'
    In the early '90s, Lowell Thompson started calling himself RaceMan. Though the term, denoting an African-American dedicated to racial uplift, was common in the early 20th century, it confused Thompson's young colleagues in the advertising industry. "They'...
  • Plainfield Apologizes To New London For Racist Taunts After Football Game

    Plainfield Apologizes To New London For Racist Taunts After Football Game
    PLAINFIELD — A racially charged fight after a football game at Plainfield High School Friday has prompted a criminal investigation, arrests, a hand-delivered apology and a video produced by Plainfield student-athletes trying to undo some of the...
  • Faulkner at 117, and the tragedy of race in America

    Faulkner at 117, and the tragedy of race in America
    William Faulkner, who was born in Mississippi 117 years ago today, was America's poet and prophet of race. It's unconventional to observe a man's 117th birthday, but in the wake of a long summer that brought the nation's unresolved racial divide back to...
  • Ebola taunts at Northampton-Nazareth soccer game hurt West African player, guardian says

    A West African player on Nazareth Area High School's boys soccer team was taunted by Northampton players with chants of "Ebola!" during a game last week, according to his legal guardian. Edward Bachert, custodian for the 16-year-old soccer player,...
  • Race-Baiter Rove Didn't Belong At Forum

    Last week, the Connecticut Forum provided a platform for Karl Rove to speak.  While I am firmly in favor of unencumbered free speech, I am however, under no obligation -- as is the Connecticut Forum -- to build the platform.  Rove long ago forfeited his...