Stories tagged: Race
Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
It’s natural for kids to notice differences between people they meet, says Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta and the author of “ ‘Why Are All …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:17 p.m.
Children too young or inexperienced to participate in the annual Bloomsday race in Spokane can again participate in the smaller Junior Bloomsday run, which will resume after a two-decade hiatus.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Despite being labeled a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 12:54 p.m.
Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham is disavowing the support of white nationalists and claims her views about the nation’s demographic changes have been distorted, although that hasn’t quieted critics who …
Sun., July 8, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Last week, the Trump administration announced it would
UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
Rachel Dolezal made her first public appearance in court Wednesday morning on accusations of stealing from the Washington welfare system.
Sun., May 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Between officials and reformers, a growing rift in efforts to improve Spokane’s criminal justice system
We have plenty to be proud of in the city’s push towards a fairer criminal justice system. But two years after receiving an award from the MacArthur Foundation, a significant …
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
Preliminary estimates showed 38,187 people crossed the Bloomsday finish line on Sunday, marking the seventh straight year that participation has declined. That figure, which is subject to change because of …
Thu., April 26, 2018, 7 p.m.
Sandpoint man set to run 100 miles in firefighting gear to promote a healthy, cancer-fighting lifestyle
Gwen LeTutour strains against the laces on his large, cumbersome firefighting boots, pulling the leather tight against his intricately tape-wrapped feet and ankles. He shrugs on his heavy black and …
Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:44 a.m.
Masked Mexican rebel leader Subcomandante Marcos, wearing a purple three-piece suit, is paired with Britney Spears in a Wonder Woman costume. Their child is a tiny albino Marcos, smoking a …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:13 p.m.
The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase “The Bible says …” Yet he had a complicated role in race relations, …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the influential author and journalist, has deleted his widely followed Twitter account, writing “peace, y’all. I’m out.”
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Posters reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” have generated various responses since they were found and removed Monday morning from Glenn Terrell Mall on the Washington State University campus.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
Before the 2018 Grammy nominations were announced Tuesday, many prognosticators thought the race for album of the year would boil down to two artists: British pop star Ed Sheeran for …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Essentially, Gillespie turned the Virginia gubernatorial race into a cultural war, much as Trump did with the 2016 election. But this time, the cultural warrior lost, as he sorely deserved …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Three hung juries in the case of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with fatally shooting his daughter’s black boyfriend had one thing in common besides unwillingness to convict: …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
When Stephen Craig Paddock – a white American – was identified as the gunman who rained bullets on multitudes at a Las Vegas concert, he was quickly characterized as a …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest in modern U.S. history, but is it terrorism? While much will hinge on the motives of a white gunman attacking a …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
After a grueling three-hour trial through an arid, obstacle-laden swath of California’s Olympic Valley, Spokane athlete Alyssa Hawley, 27, claimed the bronze at the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship Saturday.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Citizens of more than half a dozen countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
On the campaign trail last year, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought the support of black voters by asking them, “What the hell do you have to lose?” An answer …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
An undercover St. Louis police officer and an Air Force lieutenant who lives in the neighborhood were among several people who say they were forcibly arrested last weekend even though …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Missouri is again at the center of a racially charged conflict after a judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the death of a …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:42 a.m.
The share of Americans who identify as white and Christian has dropped below 50 percent, a transformation fueled by immigration and by growing numbers of people who reject organized religion …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
Because Americans make so many judgments through a partisan lens, any position Trump takes drives most Republicans to embrace the same position.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017
How many Hillary Clinton voters do you really think were out there rallying for racism? Indeed, whose name did those bigots chant?
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Speaker with controversial race theories leads to cancellation, move of Idaho Freedom Foundation annual banquet
A major Boise convention center and hotel canceled the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s upcoming banquet – forcing a change of venue just 11 days before the event – because it learned …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017
We don’t find it difficult to distinguish between a monument to George Washington, say, and statues to Confederate generals that were erected in the 20th century with the goal of …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
The greater part of a continent separates Virginia from the Inland Northwest, but even so, the aftershocks of Charlotteville’s violent clashes could be felt across the region Saturday.