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Former Hooters Waitress Awarded $250,000 in Racial Discrimination Case

A former Hooters waitress has been awarded more than $250,000 after an arbitrator found that racial discrimination contributed to her getting fired.<p>Farryn Johnson, who is African-American, was fired from her Baltimore restaurant job in August 2013 because "Hooters prohibits African-American Hooters …

White Girl Problems

As a white person, race can sometimes be an awkward thing to talk about. So the recent incident at Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley involving comedian W. …

UC Berkeley

USA Today goes all “white boy” on Wisconsin Badgers on Eve of Final Four

At some point this was likely to come…you know, Wisconsin Badgers basketball is just a bunch of “white boys” playing a “black man’s” game. Well, …

Florida Jailhouse Guards Arrested in KKK Murder Plot

A mole inside the racist group helps several law enforcement agencies bust a conspiracy to kill a black inmate after his release.<p>Three current and …

University of South Carolina student suspended after racist photo goes viral

A University of South Carolina student has been suspended after a photo of her writing a racial slur on a white board went viral on social media.<p>The student, who remains unidentified, includes the slur in an apparent list of “reasons why USC WiFi blows.”<p>The first bullet point on the five-point list …

TSA agrees to revise hair pat-downs after racial discrimination complaint

The Transportation Security Administration has agreed to enhance agent training when patting down people’s hair during security checks. The agreement …

Loving White People Won’t Fix Racism

Common, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, and Stephen A. Smith have prescribed ways to heal racism. It boils down to …

We treat racism like it’s going extinct. It’s not.

When 28-year-old George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on a residential Sanford, Florida, street in February 2012, after trailing the …

Starbucks baristas will no longer write ‘Race Together’ on cups

As of Sunday, Starbucks baristas have returned to simply writing coffee orders and (possibly misspelled) names on customers’ drink cups.<p>In an open …

America’s white fragility complex: Why white people get so defensive about their privilege

The author of “What Does It Mean to Be White?” on Black Lives Matter and our biggest misconceptions about racism<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this one.<p>Last year, a white male Princeton undergraduate was asked by a classmate to “check his privilege.” Offended by this suggestion, he shot off a 1,300-word …

Six things white people have that black people don’t

Verashni Pillay is the former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, and inaugural editor-in chief of Huffington Post South Africa. She has worked …

African-Americans carry more student debt than whites

Since the mid-2000s, the average African-American household carries more student loan debt than white families, according to a new report by the …

Demographics

10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo has pulled out of China.</b> The company has axed between 200 and 300 employees.<p><b>2. Starbucks took its recently launched race relations campaign into the annual shareholders' meeting.</b> Instead of limiting the conversation to proxy statements and financial results, the coffee giant talked …