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Google Just Dropped $11,000,000 to Make Sure #BlackLivesMatter

Of course, the company didn’t phrase it that way because it would have to spend another $11 million cleaning up all the mess from the white people’s …

Justice

Kansas shooting echoes a history of white terrorism that conservatives won't admit exists

Adam W. Purinton was charged with first-degree murder Thursday in the shooting death of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old systems engineer from …

Nikki Haley

Dr. Martin Luther King's Hate Letters: Apologists Arguments, Racism and Fake "Allies" Haven't Changed

Black on Black crime "points", race baiters, police apologists and pseudo allies are not new to American blacks, in fact, some of the same lazy retorts have been used for more than 45 years now. As social media continues to evolve, we are able to engage in all types of conversations to make …

Social Media

What whites don't know about racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's an old saying that it's hard to know what you don't know, the premise being that when you're ignorant about something, you aren't likely to realize your blind spots.<p>But I'm not so sure. Sometimes, knowing what you don't know just requires a certain degree of humility.<p>For instance, I …

Justice

Racism Is Rampant In Jury Selection. The Supreme Court Can't Fix It.

Timothy Foster has spent almost 30 years on Georgia's death row. On Monday, his lawyer will appear before the Supreme Court to fight for his life.<p>That's because Foster v. Chatman, a high-profile case about racism in jury selection, is really not a case about racism in jury selection. It's a case …

Death Row

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Ben Carson Is Terrible for Black Americans

Now that Ben Carson is the leading GOP candidate, the doctor is under a lot more pressure, not just as a candidate, but as a representative of …

Government

The Privilege of Checking White Privilege

When students are compelled to have “White Privilege 101” classes, we have every right to ask: Why, and for whose benefit?<p>If you’ve been white …

America Never Abolished Slavery

This past Black History Month, millions of students were told the story of how America abolished slavery 150 years ago with ratification of the 13th Amendment. The story draws an upward trajectory of racial equality in America from the abolition of slavery to <i>Brown v. Board</i> of Education to the Civil …

Black History

The Supreme Court’s Arizona immigration ruling and the imperial presidency.

<i>Arizona v. United States</i>, Monday’s Supreme Court opinion striking down most of an Arizona law that strengthened immigration enforcement, is largely …

Justice Sotomayor: Stop Bending the Constitution to Favor Cops

Has the Supreme Court given law enforcement more leeway that the Constitution permits? Justice Sonia Sotomayor seems to think so. At oral argument in <i>Rodriguez v. United States</i>, a case involving the use of drug-sniffing dogs during traffic stops, Justice Sotomayor vigorously resisted the …

What I Experienced From Online Dating as a Black Woman

I try to remind myself that no one ever said online dating would be a wholly pleasant experience. There is an inherent awkwardness that comes with …

Relationships

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

Rudy Giuliani’s disgusting new low: Ex-mayor says white cops needed to keep black people from killing each other

Republican trades barbs with sociologist Michael Eric Dyson over crime and minority representation in police forces<p>Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is tired of hearing about the disproportionate representation of white police officers in predominantly minority neighborhoods.<p>Instead, …

Your #ownracism: a response to white liberal “allies”

I was scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed the other day and saw Everyday Feminism had re-posted an article with the title “Choose a Shirt: Risk Being …

Kentucky fire chief refuses to help black family after traffic accident: “We ain’t taking no n–gers here”

Julius Hatfield also reportedly asked derogatory questions of an Asian-American reporter<p>A Kentucky law enforcement official is under fire this week after footage of his deeply racist comments was made public on Tuesday. In September, Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield was recorded on a …

The Reverse Racism Debate (Sociology Edition)

<b>If White Americans are the targets of racial prejudice and discrimination, then that’s reverse racism, right? Well, while many people might agree</b> …

The Myth of the Central Park Five

The West Memphis Three, the Norfolk Four, and yes, the Central Park Five: All were gruesome and horrible crimes, but did all involve false …

Utah man accused of attacking police with samurai sword was shot in the back: autopsy

An African-American man, shot to death by Utah police who claimed he attacked them with a samurai sword, was shot in the back, according to an …

New York TV stations disproportionately cover crimes committed by black people

The trend is extremely harmful when it comes to policymaking<p>New York City television stations disproportionately cover crimes committed by black people, according to a new report released by Media Matters. The report culled data from the New York Police Department and found that while …

Grand Jury Probes Police Shooting of Black Man at Ohio Walmart

On Monday a grand jury convened to decide if a white police officer should be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black man.<p>But the jury isn't meeting in Missouri, and the young man who died wasn’t named Michael Brown.<p>On Aug. 5, four days before 18-year-old Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, …

Law Enforcement

Correction: Wrong Sperm-Lawsuit story

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Oct. 1 about a woman being inseminated with the wrong sperm, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of women who sued. Only one sued, not two.<p>A correct version of the story was sent Oct. 2. A corrected version is also below:<p>White Ohio woman sues over sperm …

Books for the Horde: The New Jim Crow, Chapter 6

Is the current prison system really intended as a way to control black people, or is something more nuanced at work?<p>This is our last installment for <i>The New Jim Crow</i>. I want to thank everyone for joining and look forward to reading your conclusions. Essentially, I think <i>The New Jim Crow</i> is a solid …

Research Brief: Open Access Edition

Today is the start of International Open Access Week, and so today’s research brief will feature only research that’s freely available on the web to …

Liberians Wonder If Duncan's Death Was A Result Of Racism

Moffie Kanneh is angry at the United States. When I meet the Liberian lawyer, he asks immediately where I am from. "Take this back to Washington," he says. "I am extremely furious."<p>In the days after the death of Thomas Eric Duncan — the Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas last month — …

When it comes to dating (or hooking up), do you have a racial preference?

“The heart wants what it wants,” the saying goes, but even if that’s the case, does broadcasting a racial or ethnic preferences on a hookup app smack …

Why I'll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege

There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their …

College & University