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Racism

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  • Reparations for victims of police torture in Chicago a long-time coming

    While the nation watches as the city of Baltimore awaits justice from the investigation of the role of Baltimore police in the death of Freddie Gray, Chicago has just made history in holding police accountable for abuse. From 1972 to 1991 over 100...
  • Anti-bias training for police is just a start

     Anti-bias training for police is just a start
    Here’s some bad news: You’re a little bit racist. Probably sexist, ageist and classist too. It’s not your fault, though; we all are. “Implicit bias” is what academics call the subconscious beliefs, both positive and...
  • Blacks, Hispanics More Likely To Be Ticketed After Traffic Stops

    Blacks, Hispanics More Likely To Be Ticketed After Traffic Stops
    The most comprehensive survey ever conducted of police stops in Connecticut continues to show that black and Hispanic motorists who commit moving violations are more likely to be ticketed than are white drivers pulled over for the same offense. A...
  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The New London Day (Conn.), May 4, 2015 The May 3 shooting deaths in Garland, Texas, of two gunmen with suspected Islamic extremist ties who reportedly...
  • 3,000 cases possibly affected by S.F. police texting, D.A. says

    3,000 cases possibly affected by S.F. police texting, D.A. says
    Prosecutors here are expanding an investigation into criminal cases that might have been compromised by revelations of police officers’┬áracist, sexist and homophobic texts, Dist. Atty. George Gascon announced Thursday. Gascon’s probe has so...
  • LeSean McCoy's twisted logic brands Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist

    LeSean McCoy's twisted logic brands Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist
    First off, have to say that however flawed the logic leading to assertions that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is racially biased may be, the perception is real. What running back LeSean McCoy most recently told ESPN in an interview that's blown up on social...
  • Without hope, inner-city residents will take to the streets

    Those of us who grew up in ghettos and barrios are all too familiar with police misconduct and government negligence. The response from inner-city Baltimore residents comes as no surprise to us. Long before I became a professor, studying cities and the...
  • Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street

    To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore...
  • Parents of Michael Brown sue Ferguson over son's death

    Parents of Michael Brown sue Ferguson over son's death
    Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the fatal shooting by a white police officer that sparked a national protest movement. Attorneys for Brown'...
  • California bill would ban 'Redskins' as school team name or mascot

    California bill would ban 'Redskins' as school team name or mascot
    Public schools in California would have to phase out use of the term “Redskins” for their athletic team names or mascots under a bill advanced Tuesday by a state Assembly panel. The California Racial Mascots Act would bar the use of the...
  • Student coalition seeks to get 'Byrd' off University of Maryland's stadium

    Student coalition seeks to get 'Byrd' off University of Maryland's stadium
    A group of University of Maryland, College Park students has launched a campaign to change the name of the school's football stadium, arguing it is named after a man with racist and segregationist beliefs. Byrd Stadium's namesake is former university...