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  • Cops' racist messages could imperil criminal cases, attorneys say

    Cops' racist messages could imperil criminal cases, attorneys say
    In a deepening scandal over racist texts and a video shared by former Fort Lauderdale police officers, the Broward Public Defender said he would seek the dismissal of at least 56 pending criminal cases in which four officers were involved. "If the State...
  • FBI seeks info on Fort Lauderdale police investigation and firings over racist messages and video

    FBI seeks info on Fort Lauderdale police investigation and firings over racist messages and video
    The FBI's civil rights division will meet this week with Fort Lauderdale police officials after an internal investigation led to the firing of three police officers over racial slurs used in text messages and a mock movie trailer. A fourth police...
  • Martese Johnson arrest raises questions about alcohol agency's powers

    Martese Johnson arrest raises questions about alcohol agency's powers
    An arrest that left a University of Virginia student bloodied and shouting allegations of racism has prompted some lawmakers to question whether state liquor control agents should have the power to arrest people. Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered the...
  • Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem

    Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem
    Twice in recent weeks, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has made a startling statement to national audiences: Baltimore is still dealing with 1950s- and 1960s-era racism. The statement, which comes as the city is seeing population growth for the...
  • Paul Sassone: Affinity groups are a double edged sword

    There's a logic to it, a reasonableness. And yet... You probably read here in Oak Leaves, or heard about the Black Lives Matter event at Oak Park-River Forest High School as part of Black History Month. That only black students were allowed to attend...
  • Protest organizers say more work lies ahead in Ferguson

    Protest organizers say more work lies ahead in Ferguson
    The protesters who spent eight months pressing for changes in Ferguson's police practices after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown take credit for this week's resignations of the city manager and the police chief. And they insist they still have...
  • Fraternity apologizes, unveils diversity plan to combat racial intolerance

     Fraternity apologizes, unveils diversity plan to combat racial intolerance
    More than a week after a video surfaced of an Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon singing a racist song, the national fraternity announced a four part diversity initiative and said it is starting a review of its 237 chapters, including the 10 in...
  • SAE lawyer: 'We're talking about one incident with nine seconds of video'

    SAE lawyer: 'We're talking about one incident with nine seconds of video'
    The actions of some fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma caught engaging in a racist chant are inexcusable, but student members still have due process rights that must be protected, an attorney hired to represent the local chapter said Friday....
  • OU deals with racism quickly

    OU deals with racism quickly
    Oklahoma University took immediate action exhibiting zero tolerance for racial slurs Why is it acceptable for Muslim groups at many university campuses to shout death threats against Jews with no consequences? Why is there a double standard? Elena...
  • The 'n-word' overshadows the terrorist threat

    The 'n-word' overshadows the terrorist threat
    Most of the coverage about the Oklahoma University fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon specifically focuses on the students using a racial slur to describe African Americans. Their gleeful singing about lynching is overshadowed by that boogeyman — the...
  • Sooner or later, can we escape the long shadow of racism?

    See, I keep telling you that old-fashioned racism is alive and well in this country. After the fraternity bus sing-along at the University of Oklahoma, do you hear me now? Frankly, the happy-go-lucky bigotry of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity...