Stories tagged: racism
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 …
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 9:59 A.M.
Ex-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke to debate at historically black college
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and current Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke will participate in a debate at historically black Dillard University.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 6:27 P.M.
People: Lil Wayne explains his ‘no such thing as racism’ comment
Lil Wayne stands by his comments that there is “no such thing as racism.”
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
Republican lawmakers under fire for racially insensitive comments after Charlotte unrest
Republican lawmakers are under increasing fire for racially insensitive comments after the fatal police shootings of black men sparked unrest in two states.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
Returning Confederate flag at high school draws complaints
A confederate flag has been permanently covered over after a previous cover up began to fade, sparking criticism.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
Arizona county to pay $4 million in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling case
Officials voted Wednesday to pay $4.4 million in legal fees to attorneys who won a racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, marking yet another expense in a case that’s …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 11:53 A.M.
University of Oregon president recommends renaming dorm named after KKK boss
The University of Oregon’s president is recommending renaming a campus dormitory building named after a former faculty member who led the Eugene chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, following demands …
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
Maine governor leaves obscene voicemail on lawmaker’s phone
Republican Gov. Paul LePage unleashed an obscene tirade on a Democratic legislator, leaving him a voicemail message that said “I am after you” and telling reporters he wished it were …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
George Zimmerman punched after ‘bragging’ about Trayvon Martin case, records say
George Zimmerman says he was punched in the face after talking about the Trayvon Martin case at a Sanford-area restaurant over the weekend, officials said.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: There’s little time left to fight the GOP’s Jim Crow 2.0
A new generation of Jim Crow-style laws is facing federal court challenges, and they are being thrown out or significantly weakened, one by one. But it’s not clear if the …
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 4:59 P.M.
Miss Teen USA says friends, music influenced racist tweets
The new Miss Teen USA calls her use of racist language on social media a “careless mistake,” saying she was influenced by friends.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 2 P.M.
ADP to pay $1.4 million to settle racial discrimination charges
Payroll processor ADP has agreed to pay nearly $1.4 million to resolve charges alleging it discriminated against black and Hispanic job candidates and employees in Illinois.
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016
Peter Brodsky: Society’s implicit racial biases must be addressed
The Black Lives Matter movement is speaking uncomfortable truths that we as a society have not been courageous enough to admit.
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, 5:05 P.M.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly slavery comments draw Hollywood’s ire
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been under fire all week for his comments on slavery made in response to Michelle Obama’s Monday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 9:41 A.M.
Ohio’s Kasich to speak at NAACP gathering, Trump skipping it
Ohio Gov. John Kasich won’t speak at the Republican National Convention where Donald Trump is set to become his party’s presidential nominee, but he will speak to the NAACP national …
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
‘Wrong must be corrected’ for black man killed by police
A black man killed in front of a convenience store was remembered Friday as the “meaning of southern hospitality” and a good man whose death at the hands of two …
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 9:23 P.M.
Poll: After education, young people diverge on 2016 issues
When it comes to picking a new president, young people in America are united in saying education is what matters most. But there’s a wide split in what else will …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Don’t choose sides, just stand against violence
Don’t pick a side, says columnist Shawn Vestal. It doesn’t have to be cops versus citizens, black versus white, us versus them. We can all be on the same side …
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016, 6:34 P.M.
Trump needs to ‘clean up’ his tweets, Ryan says
Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan said that a tweet that Donald Trump’s campaign sent out attacking Hillary Clinton, which appeared to have an image of the Star Of …
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 6:37 A.M.
KKK dreams of rising again 150 years after founding
Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. …
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
‘Mississippi Burning’ civil rights case closed
The investigation into the infamous slayings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi is finally closed, the state’s attorney general said Monday, 53 years almost to the day after the …
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016, 8:34 P.M.
Trump faces backlash as GOP leaders say attacks on judge are racist
A day that could have been another victory lap for Donald Trump veered into more chaos for the new Republican standard-bearer, as he faced unprecedented fury from top party leaders …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 3:14 P.M.
Trump orders surrogates to intensify criticism of judge and journalists
An embattled Donald Trump urgently rallied his most visible supporters to defend his attacks on a federal judge’s Mexican ancestry during a conference call on Monday in which he ordered …
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016, 3:06 P.M.
Sex abuse allegation, race, glare of national media divide town of Dietrich
The allegations of prolonged racist taunts and physical abuse were revealed this month when a family filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Dietrich School District in Idaho. It claims …
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 6:08 P.M.
San Francisco’s police chief resigns amid racial issues
San Francisco’s police chief resigned Thursday at the request of the mayor hours after an officer fatally shot a young black woman driving a stolen car – the culmination of …