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Black and White Americans Have Astonishingly Different Views of Police

In a Twitter post earlier this month, NFL star Michael Bennett detailed abuse he allegedly faced from Las Vegas cops who violently arrested him for a …

Discrimination

Blacks and Latinos Will Be Broke in a Few Decades

Many people see progress on racial equity in the U.S. as a steady march forward, in which people of color become more equal with their white …

Equality

The women fighting for white male supremacy

“It was women that got Trump elected,” Lana Lokteff, one of the most prominent women in the American alt-right, told an audience earlier this year at an “ideas” conference in Stockholm. White women, she means, but when Lokteff — whose pale skin, long blonde hair, and light blue eyes help make her a …

Racism

This Is Not an Ideal Time to Have White Supremacists Infiltrating Law Enforcement

And yet, they are.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favourite Living Canadian)</i><p>This report from <i>The Intercept</i> got rather lost in the shuffle over the past two weeks, but it's no less chilling than it was the first time I read it. It seems that, almost …

Video Shows Police Fatally Shooting Georgia Tech Student

A 21-year-old student was shot and killed on Georgia Tech's campus on Saturday, September 16. Police said he was carrying a knife. The incident was caught on camera.

Policing

Ohio Firefighter Says He’d Rather Save a Dog Than a Million ‘N-Words’

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—social media giveth (connections, information, jokes), and it taketh away (esteem, time, employment).<p>But …

African-American News

White Alabama High Schoolers Mark 'Hispanic Heritage Month' by Celebrating Racism

Two Alabama high school students and a team mascot thought it’d be a great idea to kick off “National Hispanic Heritage Month” at a pep rally Friday …

Racism

This Judge’s Excuses for Acquitting Jason Stockley of Murder Are Pathetic

Protesters walk along the street as they demonstrate following a not guilty verdict on Friday in St. Louis.Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images The …

Policing

A white security officer told police he was shot by a black man. Turns out, he’d shot himself, police say.

In a dimly lit, wooded area on the southwest side of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., the handgun Brent Ahlers brought to work accidentally discharged, wounding him.<p>As a security officer at the Catholic university, Ahlers knew the school did not typically arm its personnel, and he …

Policing

White lawmaker warns black attorney she may ‘go missing’ if Confederate statues are threatened

LaDawn Jones is a black Democrat from Atlanta. For four years, her seatmate in the Georgia House of Representatives was Jason Spencer, a white Republican from the southern tip of the state. They see the world differently and, she concedes, there were many conversations where “we’ve had to walk away …

Racism

State of Missouri to execute Marcellus Williams despite exonerating DNA evidence

Marcellus Williams never had a chance at a fair trial when he faced off against the prosecutors in St. Louis County. This is the office of the …

Justice

The Top 10 White Terrorists Of All-Time

With the recent bombing and shootings in Oslo committed by madman Anders Breivik, we decided to take a look back and find the 10 most notorious white …

Angels & Demons

On June 4, 1989, the bodies of Jo, Michelle, and Christe were found floating in Tampa Bay. This is the story of the murders, their aftermath, and the …

Tampa Bay

A crusading attorney helped free a man framed for murder. They both ended up dead.

Leaving prison was supposed to make everything better. It was only the beginning of the troubles for an unlikely pair.

Prison

ShamWow Guy in Jail

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How jails extort the poor | Salil Dudani

Why do we jail people for being poor? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can't afford to post bail, and still more are …

Prison

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Police used the myth of black snipers to justify brutality in the Long Hot Summer of 1967

In Newark and Detroit, no organized groups of shooters were ever found<p>The morning of July 15, 1967, New Jersey residents picked up their copies of …

Racism

I Walked Into the Drug Den of Bogotá — and Survived

It was late and the drugs had run dry.<p>Everyone assumed the house party was over. Then Javier, a garrulous Colombian friend, volunteered to walk down …

Bogotá

Student fakes being black to get into college

Affirmative Action

Trump signs what he calls ‘seriously flawed’ bill imposing new sanctions on Russia

President Trump on Wednesday signed a bill that imposes new sanctions on Russia, ending immediate hopes that he might be able to reset U.S. relations with the Kremlin as Congress overruled his opposition to the provisions' curb on his executive power.<p>Trump's reluctant signing of the legislation …

Government

How the FDA Made a Felon Out of This Amish Farmer

He is behind bars after selling skin-care products made from natural ingredients without government approval.<p>In Bath County, Kentucky, a rural area near Lexington, a judge sentenced a 57-year-old Amish farmer and father of 12 to six years in prison for producing a herbal skin cream without the …

Amish Mennonites

DC Cop Under Investigation for Wearing Shirt With KKK Symbol While on Duty

An officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., has been accused of wearing a shirt with a racist symbol on it while he was …

Policing

Watch: When race riots meant white men terrorizing black neighborhoods

The frequency with which it occurred is chilling<p>Today, when we see black, urban populations rioting, it’s usually an expression of frustration …

Racism

“This Is What You Get!” :The Unheard Message of the 1967 Detroit Riots

Fifty years ago, today, America waged war on itself. The battle began at a welcome home party for black veterans, two men just returned from the …

Watch: The Newark unrest of 1967 through the eyes of one black teenager

Atno Smith’s political awakening was catalyzed by the events of that summer<p>When the police brutalized a black taxi driver in Newark in July of 1967, …

Let Black Kids Just Be Kids

George Zimmerman admitted at his 2012 bail hearing that he misjudged Trayvon Martin’s age when he killed him. “I thought he was a little bit younger than I am,” he said, meaning just under 28. But Trayvon was only 17.<p>What may be most tragic about Mr. Zimmerman’s miscalculation is that it’s …

Racism

Trump's Vision of Lawless Order

The president suggests he sees the rule of law as an impediment to getting tough on crime.<p>“America is once more a nation of laws,” President Trump said near the end of a speech Friday afternoon in Brentwood, New York. He meant it as a boast, but one could be forgiven for thinking it was a lament, …

Justice