| Feb 22, 2015
| 4:00 PM
There is a dirt road just north of the small town of Shubuta, in Clarke County, Miss., that seems to lead to nowhere, or at least nowhere anyone might want to go. If you turn onto East Street and follow the northerly bend in the road, you encounter a...
| Feb 20, 2015
A Mascotte utility department employee became the sixth person to sue her employer last week after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled there is "reasonable cause" to believe managers harassed her because she is black.
Alana Wilson, who...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
'A little bit racist'
FBI Director James Comey did the nation a huge favor last week when he publicly acknowledged that too many police officers allow unconscious racial biases to influence their conduct toward young black men. …
| Mar 6, 2015
| 11:10 AM
The Justice Department on Wednesday released a devastating critique of police and city officials in Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by an officer last year. Though the department did not find cause to bring a civil rights...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 8:32 PM
The Justice Department's 102-page report on the Ferguson Police Department summarizes its conclusions in scathing language: Police persistently violated the rights of African Americans, subjected them to excessive force, showed racial bias and stoked...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 1:41 PM
A southern Wisconsin college is reacting to the latest incident of racist messages on campus.
Beloit College held a town hall meeting Wednesday after a racial slur was spray painted on the side of a dorm. More than 100 students and faculty attended.
| Mar 3, 2015
| 4:06 PM
For the activists who cast Ferguson, Mo., as a symbol of the fight against police racism, the Department of Justice report castigating the city’s Police Department for patterns of racial bias was long-sought vindication.
The full report, which...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 10:27 AM
Police in Britain and France are searching Wednesday for a group of English soccer fans who blocked a black man from boarding the Paris Metro and chanted: “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.”
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:29 PM
Growing up, Trevor Noah did not know comedy existed.
Sitcoms, sketches and entertainment as a whole were a figment of his imagination. “Comedy” wasn’t a hobby, it wasn’t a business, it wasn’t anything at all.
| Jan 19, 2015
| 10:55 AM
The nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with parades, community service and calls for harmony after a year that again tested the boundaries of race relations in the United States.
With major parades in Los Angeles and San Antonio,...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Defending law officers
Friday's side-by-side commentaries on body cams for police should have been from opposing viewpoints, and yet it was as if both guest columnists were members of the same anti-police cabal.
Eric Smaw writes that police "who...