| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Half a century before protests and violence racked Ferguson, Mo., racial clashes in a south Chicago suburb followed a similarly tragic scenario. Both situations included petty shoplifting — allegedly cigars outside St. Louis, a bottle of gin in...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:39 PM
As the father of an African-American son, I was shocked by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
I never thought about the effect of race on policing when I was growing up. I am a white man, raised in a middle-class white suburb, with...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The officers were blunt in their assessment of the Los Angeles Police Department's disciplinary system: It was unfair and needed to be fixed.
"It's all about who you know," wrote one of more than 500 officers and civilian employees who participated in a...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:58 PM
The New England Patriots offered a public apology Thursday night after the team’s official Twitter account posted a racist message that was auto-generated.
To say thanks for reaching 1 million followers on their Twitter account, the team offered...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:45 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:30 PM
A 42-year-old Maryland man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and first lady Michele Obama in an explicit email strewn with racist remarks was in custody on Sunday, the United States Secret Service said.
Christopher Perkins O'Brien, of...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:06 PM
In the final stretch of one of the nation's most competitive Senate contests, the politics of race — always present in this Southern capital — are dominating the campaign.
Long, festive lines of mostly African American voters stretched...
| 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...