| May 29, 2015
| 8:35 PM
The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential complex near the UC Irvine campus.
The flier addresses noise levels within the complex and includes a paragraph in...
| May 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Inflammatory Internet comments don't usually become news stories unto themselves. But a Duke University professor recently pulled off that trick. In response to a New York Times editorial about racism in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote that African Americans...
| May 25, 2015
| 3:48 PM
Lake Forest High School parents are in turmoil over a scheduled fast-track approval for principal, of a suburban Chicago, African American administrator — with alleged views that curricula-tracking is "elitist and racist."
Tracking is for...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 2:06 PM
A former mechanic at the Sears Auto Center in Hobart says in a federal lawsuit co-workers often used racial slurs against him and other black employees and at least once even threatened him with violence.
William Newson, of Merrillville, says in the...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 7:08 PM
An all-white jury in Philadelphia is being asked to determine who can say the racial epithet known as "the n-word."
Along the way, they also will have to decide whether it's acceptable to ever use it within the confines of a news-gathering operation....
| Jun 8, 2015
| 6:20 AM
McKINNEY, Texas A call to police about unwelcome teenagers at a community pool thrust this affluent Dallas suburb into the national spotlight on race and police relations Sunday.
Police Cpl. Eric Casebolt was placed on administrative leave after a...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I recently sent a letter to five students of the Greenwich High School class of 1995. I wanted to find out how they have lived their lives in the 20 years since they wrote three words in their yearbook that shocked their community, the state and nation:...
| May 26, 2015
| 7:13 AM
In the 1977 essay ‘Poetry Is Not a Luxury,’ Audre Lorde writes to empower and embolden women to share their experiences, but the essay is applicable to anybody who doubts the impact or the importance of art. “We can train ourselves to...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 8:49 AM
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice is awarded biennially to an author whose work "makes an impact on a critical social issue in the tradition of Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'."
Ta-Nehisi Coates had never heard of the...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 5:10 PM
Chet Hanks, the rapper son of Oscar winner Tom Hanks, not only repeatedly used the N-word on social media but defended its use because he believes it "unifies the culture of hip-hop across all races."
He also factored free speech, the civil rights...
| May 30, 2015
The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially-charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential complex near the UC Irvine campus.
The flier addresses noise levels within the complex and includes a bolded...