| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
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....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:40 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:16 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:21 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:52 AM
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'...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:48 PM
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,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...