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Cop Fired For Calling Black People 'Alabama Porch Monkeys' ... Then Re-Hired

A Colorado police officer fired for using a racial slur to describe black citizens who were concerned over a police shooting has been re-hired by the …

Justice

The Con of Diversity

From Truthdig<p>(Image by Mr Fish/Truthdig) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>In 1970, when black students occupied the dean's office at Harvard …

Democratic Party

Yeah, ‘Outside’ Covers Politics

On July 6, the DOI PressSec Twitter account responded to an <i>Outside</i> post about the $11.6 billion National Park Service maintenance backlog:<p>The tweet, which we assume came from Department of the Interior press secretary Heather Swift or someone on her team, accused <i>Outside</i> of letting bias creep into …

Donald Trump

#MourningWhileBlack: Priest Calls Cops on Black Funeral-Goers, Tells Them to 'Get the Hell Out' of Church 

Despite having ample evidence that Jesus will work it out, a Catholic priest halted a homegoing service in Maryland to have a black family removed …

Justice

The Wonder Drug That's Free

Medicine is expensive. From family physician visits to consultations with specialists to prescription drugs, long life is a major investment. But what if there was a free wonder drug that warded off everything from dementia and high blood pressure to diabetes and osteoporosis? Well, doctors and …

The Brain

Some Miserable Troll Called the Cops on a 12-Year-Old Entrepreneur Cutting His Neighbor’s Lawn

They don’t want us to be great [<i>DJ Khaled voice</i>], but we don’t give a damn about what they want. Nonetheless, it’s important to call out these …

DJ Khaled

Tennessee Man Finds Racist ‘Owner’s Manual’ at His Job

The deplorables apparently know no bounds, and an employee with the Obion County, Tenn., Highway Department—who says that he has regularly been the …

Tennessee

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

First Black President of Major Broadcast Network Channing Dungey Pulled Plug on ‘Roseanne’

When Roseanne Barr sent a racist tweet comparing a former Obama advisor to an ape on Tuesday, the repercussions were swift. The star apologized, her …

America Is Fumbling Its Most Important Relationship

The United States has a China problem—and pundits and politicians are making it worse.<p>China is an increasing problem for the United States. But the latest reactions and assumptions about China among America’s political-media leadership class hold every prospect of making China-related problems much …

China

Why White Americans Call The Police On Black People In Public Spaces

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Jason Johnson, professor of politics and journalism at Morgan State University and politics editor at The Root about a series of recent incidents of white people calling police on black people in public spaces.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>A Philadelphia Starbucks, a Yale …

Law Enforcement

A white woman called the cops on a black real estate investor. Police defended him.

In a twist on recent racial profiling incidents, police officers told the woman they weren’t needed.<p>Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a wave of high-profile racial profiling incidents — white people calling the police because black people or people of color look “suspicious.”<p>But some officers …

Virginia Hotel Employee Angrily Calls Black Man a ‘Monkey’ in Dispute Over Room

The tide of wypipo terribleness keeps on flowing (will it ever ebb?). This time, a hotel employee in Virginia earned himself a straight shot to the …

White Wisconsin Police Officer Caught on Camera Punching Black Teen in the Face

On Friday afternoon, a Wauwatosa, Wis., police officer was caught on camera punching a young black man in the face in the parking lot of the Mayfair …

Law Enforcement

Should I call the cops?

Questions for white people to ask themselves before dialing 911.

When Calling 911 Makes the Emergency

The ability to call in armed guards in an attempt to police black behavior is a form and direct expression of white power and privilege in …

Calls for Waffle House boycott grow following black man’s violent arrest

Civil rights groups are demanding that the restaurant chain combat racial bias and train its workers.<p>A video went viral this week of a burly, white …

#VintageShoppingWhileBlack: NYC Lawyer and Daughter Handcuffed After Being Accused of Stealing

Another day, another activity added to the list of things black people can’t do while being black.<p>A black lawyer and her daughter were accused of …

‘Calling the Police’ Is White People’s AppleCare for Black People

You’d think learning that Sarah Braasch—the woman who called the police on Yale graduate student Lolade Siyonbola for #NappingWhileBlack—is a …

Manager Loudly Reads Store’s Theft Policy to Black Customers, Calls Security When Asked Why [Updated]

<b>Updated: Friday, May 11, 2018, 12:15 p.m. EDT:</b> The Root received the following statement from Christi Graybill, vice president of e-commerce …

I Honestly Thought White People Were Better Than This

I had forgotten about the first time.<p>I usually hear their dogs barking as I pass their house while walking my dog, a 165-pound Great Dane. On most …

Math Explains How Brain Makes Sense of Sounds

Clark School researchers take a new computational approach to understanding brain's function. The brain has been called the most complicated …

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

Julbo Vermont Classic Glacier Sunglasses

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Why You Keep Signing Your Future Self Up for Stuff You Don’t Actually Want to Do

The first week of March is approaching, which does not bode well for me. Every month, it seems, I end up punting too many annoying tasks and requests …

Psychology

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

An Open Letter to the Mainstream Media Covering the Death of Black People by the Police

The presence of news media at Wednesday night’s Town Hall in South Los Angeles to address the deputy-involved killing of unarmed 16-year-old Anthony …

Los Angeles

Here's How to Deal With Interruptions at Work, According to Science

Look after your attention span.<p>The working day is hectic enough without regular interruptions from your co-workers, your email inbox, and the …

Time Management

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

Top 25 Adventure Travel Blogs

This list is an attempt to highlight some of the best blogs about adventure travel that can be found on the web. The ranking was compiled tracking …

Adventure Travel