Stories tagged: Race
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017
How many Hillary Clinton voters do you really think were out there rallying for racism? Indeed, whose name did those bigots chant?
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Speaker with controversial race theories leads to cancellation, move of Idaho Freedom Foundation annual banquet
A major Boise convention center and hotel canceled the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s upcoming banquet – forcing a change of venue just 11 days before the event – because it learned …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017
We don’t find it difficult to distinguish between a monument to George Washington, say, and statues to Confederate generals that were erected in the 20th century with the goal of …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
The greater part of a continent separates Virginia from the Inland Northwest, but even so, the aftershocks of Charlotteville’s violent clashes could be felt across the region Saturday.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
A Justice Department inquiry into how race influences admissions at Harvard University has left selective colleges bracing for new scrutiny of practices that have helped boost diversity levels to new …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Alabama Sen. Luther Strange got his appointment to Congress earlier this year from a governor who later resigned under the cloud of an ethics scandal.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
It’s hard to find definitive statistics on gun ownership, but a study by the Pew Research Center released this month indicated that just 16 percent of “non-white women” identified themselves …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
The NAACP announced a new interim leader on Saturday, along with a nationwide listening tour that will allow it to talk to local members and figure out what the future …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
The children of a black man killed by a white police officer in Louisiana’s capital sued the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and …
Mon., June 26, 2017
“Why,” she asked, “must black death be broadcast and consumed to be believed, and what is it beyond spectacle if it cannot be used to obtain justice?”
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
An off-duty black St. Louis police officer’s race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn’t recognize him during a shootout with black suspects this week, …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Sunday’s fatal shooting of a pregnant mother, who police say was armed with two knives, illustrates the potential limits of crisis intervention training.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 6:43 a.m.
The fatal shooting of a pregnant woman in the vicinity of her children by Seattle police on Sunday, along with last week’s acquittal of a Minnesota police officer who shot …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
The March for Racial Justice wound through the streets of East Central Spokane Saturday afternoon. Its organizers said it’s only the first action in a new push to tackle disparities …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
A coalition of historically black churches and community groups will march in Spokane Saturday to demand racial equity in Spokane’s criminal justice system.
UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
We just don’t know the full story, and so we fool ourselves into thinking we’ve moved beyond racism when we haven’t.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
A leading journal of political philosophy took up the Black Lives Matter movement in its June issue without a single contribution from a black academic, triggering an outcry from African-American …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Kurtis Robinson, who formerly chaired the criminal justice committee for the NAACP, will succeed Phil Tyler as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 4 p.m.
Nooses have appeared recently around the nation’s capital – including the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum – in a rash of incidents that experts say shows the growing use of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Evergreen State College closed abruptly Thursday in response to a threat following a recent series of protests that have drawn national attention to student allegations of racism on the progressive …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Campaign spending ahead of Thursday’s special election to fill Montana’s only U.S. House seat continued to surge deep into record territory, with at least $17 million flowing into the race …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
More and more Americans are marrying people of different races and ethnicities, reaching at least 1 in 6 newlyweds in 2015, the highest proportion in American history, a new study …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Spokane police continue to disproportionately stop black, Native American and Middle Eastern and Pacific Islander residents, according to a new study from Eastern Washington University.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Across the country, school districts have long grappled with desegregation and pursued a range of policies including changing boundaries, opening magnet schools and focusing resources on campuses with nonwhite students.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Volunteers cracked open boxes of Bloomsday T-shirts Sunday morning, revealing the most closely guarded secret in Spokane at the same moment runners were crossing the start line.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
Nearly half a century after organizing Bloomsday, Sylvia Quinn has yet to miss a race.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Virginia’s largest school system is far more likely to hire a white teacher applicant than an African-American, according to a study by professors at George Mason University.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Community leaders in Idaho are collecting stories of violence and discrimination in the wake of a sexual assault of a disabled black athlete by his white teammates that shocked not …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
The suspect in this week’s racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno shouted Friday that natural disasters will increasingly hit the United States as he was ushered into a cramped courtroom …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
This weekend’s arrival of “Ghost in the Shell,” the live-action adaptation of the landmark Japanese anime film, is being met with criticism from the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, …