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Racism

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  • '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'...
  • Right to stand your ground transcends race and politics

    As the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hears testimony on "stand your ground" laws in Orlando on Friday, charges of racial discrimination will be the central focus. One black mother will testify that she lost her son, Jordan Davis, to gunshots fired by...
  • 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,...
  • St. Louis' pride and unrest: Cardinals October vs. 'Ferguson October'

    In October, a month in which St. Louis’ civic identity is normally dedicated to Cardinals playoff baseball, the city’s unresolved racial tensions are competing for center stage as hundreds and possibly thousands of demonstrators have...
  • EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty

    EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty
    An accountant in the utility department for the city of Mascotte is pulling off a miracle: She continues to work even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled Oct. 2 there is "reasonable cause" to believe the city manager discriminated...
  • Did 'Django' actress pre-judge LAPD officer?

    Did 'Django' actress pre-judge LAPD officer?
    LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker was enjoying a beer when a newscast on the bar's TV showed a young woman he'd last seen in handcuffs. Actress Daniele Watts was accusing Parker of racial profiling during a routine stop in Studio City. The cop had been disrespectful...
  • Class Act By Plainfield Students Follows Ugly Act At Game

    Class Act By Plainfield Students Follows Ugly Act At Game
    PLAINFIELD — For someone who makes his living offering sports opinion, this is a difficult enough column. For a parent of a high school athlete who plays in a town with people accused of using the ugliest of racial slurs against high school athletes...
  • 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...