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Racism

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  • Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem

    A few years ago, I spoke at a human-rights conference at George Mason University. I had documented the number of unarmed African-American males killed by American police as well as the high rate of black men who are being held in county, state and federal...
  • Greece tightens anti-racism rules amid series of attacks

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill toughening anti-racism laws and making Holocaust denial a criminal act, as it cracks down on a wave of xenophobic attacks that have come amid the country's worst-ever peace-time financial crisis....
  • The New Racism: First you deny racism exists.

    The New Racism: First you deny racism exists.
    Did you know Michael Brown was a devoted gang member with an extensive juvenile record who routinely robbed convenience stores and committed acts of mayhem? And did you know that when Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown, he wasn't using unjustified force, he...
  • Justice Department investigation will have to expand beyond Ferguson

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, Sept. 5: A few numbers indicate a civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Mo., police department is long overdue. On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the...
  • Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island's racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries. Under President Raul Castro,...
  • Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

    Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm
    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence...
  • U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting

    U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.  Minorities, particularly...
  • Former Eagle Vick given stage by Jets' Ryan

    Former Eagle Vick given stage by Jets' Ryan
    — As it turned out, Michael Vick's appearance as the New York Jets' starting quarterback Thursday night was pure ceremony. The former Philadelphia Eagle turned and handed off to Daryl Richardson for a 3-yard gain on the Jets' first play from...
  • Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury hearings begin

    U.S. Atty. General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old...
  • Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide

     Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide
    Some of President Barack Obama's supporters sound notably disappointed by his third speech on the Ferguson, Mo., crisis. Too timid, they say. Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic: "Feel like he is utterly exhausted. Actually feel bad for him. Not...
  • Jewish anti-Zionism? Not in our name

    I recently journeyed to Columbus Circle in Manhattan to savor the atmosphere at two rival demonstrations over Israel's military campaign in Gaza. On one side, by the entrance to Central Park, and adjacent to the hot dog stands and "I Love NYC" souvenir...