Stories tagged: racism
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Tom Brady on Trump: ‘I certainly disagree with what he said’
When the time came for the national anthem Sunday, one of the biggest questions of the day concerned New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
NFL’s top sponsors stay quiet after Trump call for boycott
As NFL owners and players rushed to defend their right to protest in the wake of President Donald Trump’s criticism, one group of stakeholders has remained largely silent — the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Former state employee contends sexual, racial harassment
A former employee at the Idaho State Controller’s Office says she was sexually and racially harassed by a supervisor and that State Controller Brandon Woolf allowed the harassment to continue.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Racial politics color New York City’s looming mayoral race
Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t much of a dancer. But there he was on a recent Sunday morning, bobbing his head and bending his knees ever so slightly, as the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions on smashed St. Martin
Some black and mixed-race residents of the hurricane-devastated French territory on the island of St. Martin are expressing anger at a perception that white tourists have been given priority during …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Lawmaker wants Confederate statues removed from U.S. Capitol
On the heels of a clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Virginia last month, Rep. Barbara Lee wants statues of Confederate heroes removed from the U.S. Capitol.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
Goodman: Events highlight climate change, racism
Last weekend, we traveled to Houston to see Harvey’s impact up close. It quickly became clear that we were witnessing the fallout from twin disasters: climate change and racism.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert
Kid Rock has again criticized NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while insulting white supremacists and teasing at some kind of political future.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:42 a.m.
Survey: White Christians are now a minority of US population
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 …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Racist fliers target Sandpoint mayor
Sandpoint Shelby Rognstad and others have been the target of racist fliers since April. Churches, elected officials and members of the community spoke out against the hateful literature on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 12:05 a.m.
Contrary to media reports, racism is not the greatest problem in U.S. nor the world
It seems to me that the media puts more attention on this race issue than the race hustlers.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Trump sign at Oregon dry cleaners draws praise, criticism
La Grande Dry Cleaning has become an unlikely front in the battle over Donald Trump’s presidency.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled in Atlanta
A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Racial content sweeps away ‘Gone With the Wind’ screening
A Tennessee theater has canceled a long-running screening of “Gone With the Wind” because of racially insensitive content in the classic 1939 film.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Tillerson says Trump ‘speaks for himself’ on racial violence
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is suggesting that President Donald Trump’s values should be considered separate from America’s values when it comes to race.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Religious leaders plan rally as moral rebuke to Trump’s presidency
The Rev. Al Sharpton organized more than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths to rally Monday in Washington, D.C., saying he hopes to show that opposition to President Trump is …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
WSU students stage sit-in at administration building, issue list of demands
Dozens of Washington State University students staged a sit-in at the Lighty Student Services Building Friday afternoon, claiming WSU officials have not provided a safe atmosphere for students of color.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
RNC votes to condemn white supremacists; avoids criticism of Trump
The Republican National Committee walked the tightrope Friday in carefully but resolutely denouncing white supremacist groups without criticizing President Donald Trump, who waffled in his own statements in the wake …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Courthouse removes flag after white supremacists display it
An Oregon courthouse has taken down a flag that began as a way to honor fallen police officers, but has turned into a controversial symbol after white supremacist demonstrators in …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Historians warn against rushing to take down statues
The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy’s demigods has extended to other historical figures accused of wrongdoing, including Christopher Columbus (brutality toward Native Americans), the …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Trump preaches unity to vets after fiery political speech
A day after a searing speech tearing into the media and members of his own political party, President Donald Trump returned to calls for unity and love as he spoke …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, noon
Front Porch: Maybe mermaids can be our real heroes
Even mermaids can’t escape racism.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Charlottesville covers Confederate statue with black shroud
Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city’s mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Confederate memorial removed from outside Maryland court
Photos posted on a Howard County executive’s Facebook page show the memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City being removed Monday night and placed onto a truck.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Labrador blasts Boise State president following rally criticism
Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says maybe it’s time for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign after Kustra criticized the Republican congressman’s response to a recent white supremacist …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue
A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
German Foreign Ministry pokes fun at Breitbart gaffe
Germany’s Foreign Ministry is having some fun at the expense of a Breitbart News gaffe.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
University of Texas takes down four Confederate statues overnight
The University of Texas removed four Confederate statues from its Austin campus early Monday morning, amid growing pressure to take down such monuments in the wake of racist violence in …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Racism in the Valley: A pattern – past and present
Central Washington, like many communities across the country, has a history of racism. Despite those who may want to believe Yakima is the exception, the reality is it persists.
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017
Lawrence A. Kuznar: Detestable monuments should remain
When racists revere these monuments, those of us who oppose racism should double our efforts to use these monuments as tools for education.