Category Archives: Race

Black Americans Didn’t Do Well Under President Obama

It is indisputable Barack Obama was the first non-white man to become President of the United States of America. But the question that still lingers for myself and many others, is whether we should be classifying him as the first … read more »

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KKK, other racist groups disavow the white supremacist label

PELHAM, N.C. (AP) — In today’s racially charged environment, there’s a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy. Standing on a muddy dirt road in the dead of night near the North Carolina-Virginia border, masked Ku Klux Klan members … read more »

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Nashville arrest records, photos of civil rights icon found

When civil rights icon John Lewis returned to Nashville this weekend, he was greeted just like he was more than 50 years ago — with a mug shot and an arrest record. But this time, his record was bound for … read more »

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The Latest: Mayor resignation for racist post reply accepted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama that a local West Virginia official posted on Facebook (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The Clay, West Virginia, Town Council has accepted … read more »

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Two white South Africans charged after forcing black man into coffin

MIDDELBURG, South Africa (Reuters) – Two white South African men appeared in court on Wednesday on charges of assault and kidnapping after a video showed them forcing a wailing black man into a coffin. The 20-second video, which was widely … read more »

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Ex-cop thought of black driver: ‘He’s going to run me over’

CINCINNATI (AP) — A white former police officer on trial for murder testified Tuesday that he feared for his life when he shot an unarmed black motorist in the head during a traffic stop and that the Confederate emblem he … read more »

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The Evil of Lynching, Exposed

In Abbeville, South Carolina next Saturday, a historical marker honoring the life of an African American man lynched 100 years ago for challenging a white man who was cheating him out of competitive prices for crops delivered will be unveiled…in … read more »

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US school students of color: We want teachers who look like us

American school kids prefer teachers of color, a new study shows. As the demographic make-up of US students has tipped toward a minority-majority, much has been made of the contrast seen in the nation’s predominantly white body of teachers. For … read more »

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Georgia Elementary School Teacher’s Aide Fired After Calling Michelle Obama a ‘Gorilla’ Online

When will people learn that what you say online can — and often times will — have real-life consequences? Jane Wood Allen learned the hard way on Monday after she was fired for posting comments on Facebook calling First Lady … read more »

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