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Racism

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  • The Gin Bottle Race Riot

    The Gin Bottle Race Riot
    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...
  • Race and policing in America

    Race and policing in America
    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...
  • LAPD study focused on small part of discipline system

    LAPD study focused on small part of discipline system
    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...
  • Patriots apologize for N-word tweet generated on their team account

    Patriots apologize for N-word tweet generated on their team account
    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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland man charged with threatening to kill Obamas in email

    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...
  • 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...
  • In Georgia's U.S. Senate race, it's all about ... race

    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...
  • Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests

    Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests
    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...
  • Racial taunts mar high school sports despite warning

    Racial taunts mar high school sports despite warning
    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...
  • '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...