Jacob Csukker

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How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope

Before its subversion in the Jim Crow era, the fruit symbolized black self-sufficiency.<p>It seems as if every few weeks there’s another watermelon controversy. The <i>Boston Herald</i> got in trouble for publishing a cartoon of the White House fence-jumper, having made his way into Obama’s bathroom, …

The 1 percent’s white privilege con: Elites hold “conversations” about race, while resegregating our schools

The white privilege conversation is good business and P.R. for the wealthy. But look more closely at their actions<p>Facebook can be a weird place on Martin Luther King Day. Some of my friends post famous passages from MLK’s speeches. Others post statistics on racial inequality. Still others, mostly …

Meet the biracial twins no one believes are sisters

There’s a set of biracial twins in the UK who are turning heads because one is black and the other is white.<p>Born in 1997 to a white father and a …

10 ways white people are more racist than they realize

Progressives like to believe they’re enlightened, but they’re no less vulnerable to their implicit biases<p>If there’s anything our fraught national dialogue on race has taught us, it's that there are no racists in this country. (In fact, not only do multiple studies confirm that most white Americans …

Rob Ford’s former driver found not guilty of drug charges

A friend of Rob Ford was acquitted Friday of drug-related charges after a judge admonished the Crown for lack of evidence, suggesting the former Toronto mayor was the real target of the police investigation.<p>Justice Ramez Khawly dismissed all charges against Ford's friend and former driver Alexander …

UN panel to consider US 'failure' to clear up racial murders of civil rights era

A 2008 law ordered the Department of Justice to investigate pre-1970 unsolved cases but campaigners will tell the Human Rights Council it has not done enough<p>The US justice department will be accused in front of the United Nations on Thursday of failing to account for hundreds of African Americans …

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