Stories tagged: racism
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
The union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said Tuesday it discovered “disturbing, racist comments” made by the agency’s director of human resources.
Wed., June 6, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
The new crop of Nazis don’t come in uniform. They come in suits and ties, college boys with at least occasional good manners, wearing pocket squares and high-and-tights, spiffed up …
Sat., June 2, 2018
The first time I was called a monkey was in high school. I was groggily emerging from a nap in the auditorium during a debate tournament at Bronx Science, when …
Wed., May 30, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
The maker of Ambien said Wednesday that “racism is not a known side effect” after Roseanne Barr cited the insomnia drug in explaining the tweet that led ABC to cancel …
Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Starbucks shut its roughly 8,000 company-owned stores for the closed-door training, but it let a few reporters interview some senior managers, including Ruffin, after they went through the four-hour session …
Thu., May 24, 2018
Lawrence Goncalves stood inside the large bay doors of the Spokane Fire Department’s Station 1 and looked around. Somehow, even 30 years after his departure, things looked remarkably similar. “Back …
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Dominique Stewart, who is black, says she was humiliated on the night of Feb. 21, 2015, while she was waiting for a friend in front of the Phi Delta Theta …
UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 1:44 p.m.
Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set …
UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Kelly Kim and her husband wanted the name of their new pan-Asian restaurant to stand out, eschewing bland or stereotypical phrases, like bamboo, dragon and lotus. Then it hit them. …
Mon., April 23, 2018
Racism is a white problem. I know that many white people will instinctively and emphatically resist that observation. They’ll note the self-evident truth that prejudice is confined to no one …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
Video showing a group of men laughing uproariously at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics and simulated sex acts has roiled the campus of Syracuse University, …
Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Charlize Theron isn’t leaving the United States over racism concerns. But the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says: “I am constantly concerned about …
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
The Cleveland Indians’ decision to remove Chief Wahoo from their uniforms still isn’t enough for protesters who find the logo offensive.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
A majority of young people believe President Donald Trump is racist, dishonest and “mentally unfit” for office, according to a new survey that finds the nation’s youngest potential voters are …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
Heineken has removed a commercial for its light beer after some complaints that it was racist.
Sun., March 25, 2018
Shawn Vestal: South Hill homeowner files lawsuit to remove racist restrictions in property documents
Alex May, a 34-year-old software developer who grew up in Spokane, moved back to town last fall with his wife and family. They bought a home in the Comstock neighborhood. …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:57 p.m.
When a law enforcement official described a cellphone recording left by the Austin serial bomber as “the outcry of a very challenged young man,” the remark caused an outcry of …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:13 a.m.
Classes have been canceled for the day at Kettering University in Michigan as authorities investigate racist graffiti found at a residence hall.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, says a study examining the nation 50 …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
A car parked in Kendall Yards was tagged over the weekend with racist graffiti.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
LaDonna Horne still can’t quite believe an alleged hate crime landed her 26-year-old son in the intensive-care unit at Harborview Medical Center with a traumatic brain injury. It was the …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
A Boise youth soccer coach is fighting back after receiving a threatening anonymous letter with racial slurs directed at his players.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
More than 150 years after the abolition of slavery and more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, President Donald Trump’s incendiary comments about immigrants have …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
A federal judge has upheld a $15 million verdict over a Lakewood police shooting in an opinion that blistered the city for suggesting the award was racially motivated.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
The up-and-coming generation of white “nationalists” in American colleges are taking the old recipe of racial provocation in a new direction, with the “It’s OK to Be White” campaign.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Spurred by a surge in racist messaging around the region, several local activists have launched the Hate is not Welcome Here campaign, an effort aimed at promoting tolerance.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
A Spokane man discovered a pumpkin, with a wooden stave driven into it, covered in racist slurs targeting Arabs, Thursday.
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.