Stories tagged: Race
Mon., July 18, 2016
We say that equality is a foundational belief of America, yet in virtually every field of endeavor, our behavior proves us liars.
Sat., July 9, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
This past week, as graphic videos portrayed two more deaths of blacks in encounters with police and five police officers were slain at a march in Dallas protesting the killings, …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 6:37 a.m.
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. …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Three men police say targeted two youths in a racially-based attack are facing felony hate crime charges.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Republican lawmakers in North Carolina relied too heavily on race when they redrew the state’s congressional districts in ways that gave …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
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 …
Sun., June 5, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane pioneer physician, Dr. W.D. Valentine, was locked up in county jail for issuing prescriptions for whisky by the score.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
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 …
Mon., May 30, 2016
Sixteen years of education had taught me all about the Smoot-Hawley tariff, but next to nothing about how a boy could be delivered to a far shore as property.
Sun., May 8, 2016
He can’t bridge the divide with photos of lunch, and he certainly can’t do it by denying an African-American newspaper press credentials to his Spokane appearance.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Some Bloomsday participants went home shirtless Sunday due to a shortage of finisher T-shirts. Race Director Don Kardong said organizers are investigating the issue, and affected participants can order a …
Mon., April 25, 2016
What if all of us were less reflexive in using race as our prism, just because it’s handy?
Wed., March 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
Perhaps the most surprising turn in the March 14 finale of “The Bachelor” was that that runner-up and self-proclaimed “Southern sweetheart” Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher would be the new star of …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Two Minneapolis police officers involved in the November fatal shooting of a black man will not be charged, a Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday.
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
The American Theater in Spokane opened Edward Sheldon’s controversial drama about the South, which had a title that we can only represent euphemistically as, “The N-Word.”
Wed., March 23, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Rehearsals began at the American Theater of a controversial play by Edward Sheldon. It had a title we cannot print today — but The …
Tue., March 22, 2016, 5:01 p.m.
Washington’s voting age population is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho’s whiter and poorer.
Sun., March 20, 2016
She’s made up her mind to take a stand, not only in the kinds of roles she chooses, but also in how she’s going to create change for herself.
Thu., March 17, 2016
The distributor of the forthcoming film about Nina Simone says complaints about Zoe Saldana playing the singer reflect an interracial “pathology” established by slave owners.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
Being black means sharing the common experience of being insulted, bullied and oppressed by people who think they are white.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016
The multiple gold medal-winning effort by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin is one of the most important moments in sports and world history. It’s a defining moment …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Made with the support of Owens’ daughters and the Jesse Owens Foundation, “Race” chronicles Owens’ life from his leaving Cleveland to study and race at Ohio State University through his …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
Former U.S. Attorney and current director of the Spokane Police Department Jim McDevitt should be aware that many people will not agree with his assessment on race and crime, and …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 9:59 a.m.
Rachel Dolezal, former head of the NAACP in Spokane, has recently given lengthy interviews to The Guardian newspaper and Vice news, describing how she came to identify as black.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 9:09 p.m.
The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday amid criticism of his handling of student complaints about race and discrimination.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 8:22 a.m.
The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash following his suggestion that President Barack Obama isn’t a …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
PULLMAN – Three Washington State University instructors are being accused of violating students’ First Amendment rights by banning terms such as “illegal alien,” “male” and “female” in the classroom. Students …
Tue., July 14, 2015, 1:10 p.m.
The Airway Heights City Council has asked Mayor Patrick Rushing to resign after he allegedly posted racist comments to his personal Facebook page. However, Rushing is refusing to resign, claiming …