Stories tagged: racism
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Model Gigi Hadid pulls out of Victoria’s Secret China show
Supermodel Gigi Hadid said Friday she will not be walking the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai next week, a few months after Chinese internet users accused her of racist …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
From graffiti to Snapchat, schools react to racial incidents
Racial incidents are appearing to pop up at an alarming rate in the nation’s public schools.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Slaying that haunted family for decades now linked to racism
When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young black man’s family and neighbors whispered that his killing may be linked to …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Blackface photo prompts apology from Idaho credit union
An Idaho credit union issued a public apology after a photo circulated online showing four bank workers dressed as caricatures of black athletes.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Texans owner apologizes again; attempts to explain comment
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has released a second apology and is attempting to explain his comments, a day after a report revealed that he said “we can’t have the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Review: An edgeless satire in George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’
The perfect veneer of 1950s suburban life is just a mask for the deep rot and hypocrisy festering underneath the trimmed lawns in George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” a derivative and somewhat …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
About 2 dozen NFL players protested during anthems Sunday
Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
A year after the ‘Trump wall,’ WSU navigates issues of speech and diversity
WSU President Kirk Schulz said it will take a lot more work to heal the campus after what has been a tiring and tumultuous year.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Racially insensitive video ends school’s football season
A middle school football team in Virginia has forfeited the remainder of its season after players made a racially insensitive video.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Parents complain after Ohio school sings cotton picking song
Some parents at an Ohio middle school have said they were shocked to hear an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton just days after other students in the district took …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
Virginia Confederate statue vandalized on successive nights
A Confederate statue in Virginia has been vandalized for the second night in a row.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
20 years ago, Gonzaga took up the study of hate
A Gonzaga institute that was the first to study hate holds an international conference next weekend.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
‘Take a knee’ comes to Germany through Hertha solidarity
Hertha Berlin has nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga game at home. The starting lineup all linked arms and took a knee on …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Utah’s ‘Negro Bill Canyon’ renamed after years of debate
After years of debate, a U.S. government board has voted to rename Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon, overruling a recommendation by Utah officials to keep the name.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Dove apologizes for Facebook soap ad that many call racist
Dove is facing heat for a body wash ad showing a black woman taking off her shirt to reveal a white woman, with many social media users calling it racist.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Developers offer to buy Dr. Seuss mural decried as racist
A real estate developer and his partner have offered to buy a mural featuring a Chinese character from a Dr. Seuss book after it was deemed offensive.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Black Lives Matter is a movement that can’t be sued, judge says
Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can’t be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
FBI investigating 1,000 white supremacist, domestic terrorism cases
The FBI is conducting about 1,000 investigations of suspected white supremacists or other types of domestic terrorists who might be planning violence, top federal officials told Senate lawmakers Wednesday.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Sticker saying ‘The KKK Wants You’ found in Portland school
A Portland student says he found a sticker in one of his school’s bathrooms that reads, “The KKK Wants You.”
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Department director retires amid systemic racism allegations
The director of a Portland area health department retired weeks after she directed a manager who is black to step down, which resulted in allegations of systemic racism in the …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Mississippi gets more time in lawsuit over Confederate-themed flag
JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Mississippi more time to respond to a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. The court said …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Trump revels in drama over spat with NFL
President Donald Trump is indulging in his favorite kind of drama – personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making.
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.