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Racism

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  • South Carolina college student suspended over racial slur

    The University of South Carolina says it has suspended a student over a photo showing a racial slur being written on a board in a campus study room. Multiple media outlets reported President Harris Pastides announced the suspension Friday. Pastides...
  • Oklahoma diversity chief says he faced discrimination there

    The University of Oklahoma's new chief of diversity programs says he knows why he's the right fit for the job after a racist video roiled the school last month: He experienced discrimination when he was a student at the Norman campus in the 1990s. As a...
  • 2 women sentenced in slaying of Mississippi black man

    In a hearing that lasted more than five hours Thursday, a federal judge sentenced two women to the maximum prison terms for their roles in the 2011 death of James Craig Anderson, the last of a series of white-on-black attacks. U.S. District Judge Henry...
  • Seeking What's Right In Still-Racial America

    Seeking What's Right In Still-Racial America
    Two weeks ago, I sat in my bed reading the early reports about the discovery of the body of a black man swinging in a tree in Mississippi. Two weeks later, there is still no word from Mississippi authorities as to whether Otis Byrd, 54, hanged himself...
  • Lauderdale seeks independent review of police force

    Lauderdale seeks independent review of police force
    FORT LAUDERDALE — Saying the city has nothing to hide, city commissioners plan to invite federal or state law enforcement officials to do their own review of the city's police force given the recent firing of three officers over racist comments....
  • State Report: Racial Disparities Found In Traffic Stops By Some Police Departments

    State Report: Racial Disparities Found In Traffic Stops By Some Police Departments
    HARTFORD — A yearlong study of police traffic stops in Connecticut has identified 10 police departments and two state police barracks where there appear to be racial disparities in who gets pulled over. The state-mandated study, released Tuesday...
  • Leaders tackle poor relations between minority communities, police

    Leaders tackle poor relations between minority communities, police
    Civic, political, religious and law enforcement leaders gathered Tuesday in an attempt to start conversations they hope will alleviate the mistrust many in minority communities feel toward the police. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, an...
  • Former workers sue Norfolk Shipyard claiming racist, hostile work environment

    Former workers sue Norfolk Shipyard claiming racist, hostile work environment
    More former employees, mostly black and Hispanic, of the Lyon Shipyard in Norfolk are coming forwarded claiming the private shipyard maintained a hostile and racist work environment, according to a report in the Virginian Pilot. The original lawsuit,...
  • Police conducted extensive inquiry of officers' racist exchanges, report shows

    Police conducted extensive inquiry of officers' racist exchanges, report shows
    As the credits rolled in a racially charged mock movie trailer produced by a Fort Lauderdale police officer, the department's internal affairs investigators turned to that roster of officers' names to root out racism within the force. The credits...
  • OU black frat president says racist SAE chant unfairly tars school

    OU black frat president says racist SAE chant unfairly tars school
    The black president of a white-majority fraternity at the University of Oklahoma said his school had been unfairly tarred as racist on the basis of a single video featuring a small number of people. “The actions of the members of the Sigma Alpha...
  • S.F. police chief: Officers should be fired for 'hateful' text messages

    S.F. police chief: Officers should be fired for 'hateful' text messages
    San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr called Friday for seven more officers who allegedly exchanged racist and homophobic text messages to be fired. “The officers responsible for the reprehensible texts should be separated from the SFPD as soon...