Stories tagged: racism
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 4:46 A.M.
Montana governor, legislators condemn plans for white-nationalist march
Montana’s top elected officials in both parties have denounced plans for a white-nationalist march in Whitefish, the town that’s become home to alt-right movement writer and activist Richard Spencer. It’s …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 9:06 A.M.
Pennsylvania professor under fire for ‘white genocide’ tweet
A Drexel University professor has been summoned to a meeting with school officials after he tweeted, “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.”
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 8:13 P.M.
Texas officer on restricted duty after videotaped arrests
A white Texas police officer was placed on restricted duty Thursday while an internal investigation looks into a video showing the officer wrestling a black woman to the ground before …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 12:57 P.M.
Tom Arnold claims he has footage of Trump saying ‘every dirty, every offensive, racist thing ever’
Actor Tom Arnold is making waves with recent claims that he has outtakes from “The Apprentice” that feature President-elect Donald Trump using inflammatory language.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
Students could face expulsion for racially charged video
Two high school students could face expulsion after they allegedly made a video in which they use a racial epithet to refer to the school’s principal and black students at …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 9:49 A.M.
Siblings donate $10 million to lynching victims memorial
The children of a late Michigan businessman are donating $10 million to help build a memorial and museum in Alabama dedicated to black lynching victims.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 2:35 P.M.
Aryan Brotherhood Mississippi leader gets life sentence
A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Mississippi has been sentenced to life in prison, months after a federal jury convicted him of helping kill a man over an unpaid …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 1:23 P.M.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio dives into Obama birth certificate again
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona has fixated on the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate for more than five years, going so far as to send a deputy and …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 12:49 P.M.
Dylann Roof convicted in Charleston church shooting trial
After nearly a week of painful testimony that vividly recreated the massacre at this city’s famed “Mother Emanuel” church, it took jurors less than two hours to convict Dylann Roof …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 1:08 P.M.
Twitter ends ban of notorious white nationalist Richard Spencer
A month after Twitter suspended Richard Spencer’s account, it has given the megaphone back. Spencer, a self-professed founder of the “alt-right” movement advocating for a whites-only state, seems to want …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:22 P.M.
Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI
Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
German companies pull advertising from US website Breitbart
Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 6 A.M.
Whites-only covenants still exist in many mid-century Spokane neighborhoods
In more than 30 plats or subdivisions across Spokane County, covenants restricting home sales to whites still exist. They have no force of law, but would take individual action to …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 8:16 A.M.
Breitbart News urges boycott of Kellogg after brand abandons website
Breitbart News urged its readers to boycott Kellogg Co. after the cereal maker stopped advertising on the news site, whose former chairman is a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 9:22 A.M.
Groups document more than 860 hate incidents since elections
Civil rights groups say President-elect Donald Trump should forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry. They are pointing to more than 860 bias-related incidents recorded in the 10 days following …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 9:04 A.M.
Kellogg pulls ads from Breitbart amid concerns about hate speech
Kellogg is pulling its ads from the website Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization whose former chairman Steve Bannon was tapped as a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 8:39 A.M.
Accused Charleston church shooter will represent himself at federal hate-crimes trial
The white man charged with killing nine black parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last year will be allowed to represent himself in his federal hate-crimes trial, a judge …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 12:38 P.M.
Oregon councilor resigns over post criticized as racist
An Oregon city councilor has resigned after sharing a social media post that shows cars hitting African-Americans at demonstrations.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:10 P.M.
Montana elector, age 92, under fire for anti-gay comments
A 92-year-old man casting one of Montana’s electoral votes has been criticized for his comments about gay people
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 9:51 A.M.
Klan’s planned parade raises questions about white supremacists in NC
The election of Donald Trump and the people he is choosing as advisers and cabinet members have brought renewed attention to one fan club that the president-elect has tried to …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016
Maybe we aren’t alarmist enough
I am reminded of German Jews who watched a monumental evil gather itself against them, all the while assuring one another that things weren’t as bad as they seemed, that …
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 10:07 A.M.
‘Hamilton’ member gives Pence earful; Trump: ‘Apologize!’
President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the “Hamilton” cast member who gave Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
Mayor in West Virginia resigns after racist Michelle Obama post
A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 4:17 P.M.
Confronting hate one stroke at a time
With every stroke of a paintbrush, the word seemed to disappear. The mayor took a swipe. Ordinary citizens did, too. City Council members, clergy, social justice advocates and organizers, children, …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
Dozens gather to support Spokane MLK Center after racist graffiti is spray-painted on the building
The day after a racial slur was spray-painted on Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center Monday night, dozens of people gathered in solidarity to denounce the act and …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: It’s mourning in America
Put aside for a moment Trump’s myriad failings. Pretend he isn’t a schoolyard bully. Pretend he isn’t a preening narcissist. Pretend he isn’t ignorant. Pretend he doesn’t lie. Just consider …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 9:39 P.M.
Schools report racist incidents in wake of Trump election
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, reports of racist incidents are emerging from the nation’s schools and universities, including students who chanted “white power” and called black classmates “cotton …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 11:17 A.M.
University of Oregon law professor under fire for wearing blackface
A petition is calling for a senior law professor to resign from his position at the University of Oregon after she wore blackface for Halloween.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 5:48 P.M.
Trump talks of ‘ghettos’ in describing urban African-American areas
Donald Trump on Thursday referred to urban areas populated by African-Americans and plagued by violence and economic struggles as “ghettos” during an afternoon rally.
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 7:27 P.M.
Asian-American groups meet with Fox News personnel over Jesse Watters segment
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and other advocacy groups met Tuesday with two officials from Fox News to discuss an Oct. 3 segment in which Fox News’ Jesse Watters …