Stories tagged: racism
UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020
Even in the midst of a pandemic, state and local public health officials have expressed their support for demonstrations against police brutality of Black Americans.
Sun., May 17, 2020
Man says officer shrugged off racist incident at Home Depot, Seattle police say they’re investigating
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has followed up on a complaint from a man who says he was the target of racist remarks at the Home Depot store in Seattle’s …
Tue., April 28, 2020
Speaking as a physician with a duty to care for the health of everyone, the health care system has failed marginalized African American communities – again.
Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
What happens in America when a black intellectual who was born into the crushing poverty of the Jim Crow South dares stand up to challenge white liberal Democratic orthodoxy?
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
According to an investigation published Thursday by the Guardian, the leader of the Base is Rinaldo Nazzaro, a 46-year-old who was born in the United States – and who owns …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
A judge Monday approved a competency evaluation of a woman accused of hate crimes in the Des Moines area, including intentionally running over a girl she thought was Mexican.
Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
A Des Moines woman was charged with attempted murder after she told police that she intentionally ran over a 14-year-old girl because she believed the teenager was Mexican, authorities said …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
A janitor who removed racist graffiti at Syracuse University has started a campaign of kindness.
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to “Dumbo,“ “Peter Pan” and other classics because they depict racist stereotypes, underscoring a challenge media companies face when they resurrect older …
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
“I’m really concerned about the safety of the people at my church,” the church’s pastor said.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
Senate investigation finds no evidence of Democratic freshman’s claim of sexist or racist comments in closed-door meetings.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
School officials in Orange County, California, said they will reopen an investigation into a group of high school students seen on video giving Nazi salutes last year after more racist …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
On Sept. 15, 1918, Samuel Moore and his girlfriend Sadie Miller attempted to attend a vaudeville performance at Spokane’s Pantages Theatre. An usher told them that because they were black, …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
The fact that the country is so concerned about bigotry and violence is good, because it’s a sign that our tolerance of such things has shrunk. All I’m doing is …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
Police say the man suspected of killing 22 people and wounding many others at a Texas Walmart told detectives after confessing that he had been targeting Mexicans
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
There is no defense for what my father said on that taped phone conversation. But I believe, if he had, years after the fact, heard that tape, he would have …
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019
Jim Valentine’s defense of the racist imagery he paraded through Coeur d’Alene’s Fourth of July celebration embodies the representative species of our racist moment – the “Who, me?” racist; the …
Mon., July 29, 2019
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s attacks on the city of Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., saying that some people will …
Wed., July 24, 2019
American politics is now caught in an odd and dangerous form of escalation. The cycle begins with President Trump engaging in some form of divisive prejudice, either out of calculation …
Sun., July 21, 2019
Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to those who were executed for trying, but failing, to assassinate the Nazi …
Wed., July 17, 2019
With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.
Mon., July 15, 2019
Donald Trump is not some random, embittered person in a parking lot – he’s the president of the United States. By virtue of his office, he speaks for the country. …
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019
McMorris Rodgers: Trump ‘wrong’ to tell four Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said President Trump was “wrong” in his suggestion that four congresswoman should go back to the countries they came from.
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019
Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken and crime infested” countries. …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019
FIFA is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and will start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings. Stricter handling of racism and discrimination …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019
Spokane County does not have the authority to remove racist provisions from home deeds and titles, even if they’re illegal and void, a Superior Court acting judge ruled Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019
We call for Representative Matt Shea to cease posting and sharing links to sites that promote religious or racial intolerance and hatred.
Sat., April 27, 2019
Author, black historian Jerrelene Williamson to receive Spokane award after lifetime of storytelling
A go-to source for reporters and others seeking the pulse of the African American community in Spokane, Jerrelene Williamson will be inducted into the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame next …
Fri., April 12, 2019
Sandra Williams, editor and publisher of The Black Lens newspaper, had just said that the average life expectancy for people living on Spokane’s South Hill near Manito Park was 82 …