Category Racism News

TV Pilots 2015: Ethnic Casting Trend Hits Peak | Deadline

But, as is the case with any sea change, the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction. Instead of opening the field for actors of any race to compete for any role in a color-blind manner, there has been a significant number of parts designated as ethnic this year, making them off-limits for Caucasian […]

African women and skin bleaching: The case of singer Mshoza | InformAfrica.com

The pantsula queen also stupendously told Sunday Sun the following: “I love the fact that I look younger and my skin is clear. I want to be like Michael Jackson. I know that black is beautiful. I don’t hate being black. I’m just enhancing my beauty. I loved myself when I was dark, and I […]

RACE TRAITOR Fall 2003 | The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to “White Anti-Racists”

First, one must realize that whiteness is a structure of domination. As such, there is nothing redeemable or reformable about whiteness. Intellectuals, scholars and activists, especially those who are non- white, have drawn our attention to this for years. For example, people such as Malcolm X, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ida […]

Austin Police Investigate ‘Exclusively For White People’ Stickers On Businesses – keyetv.com Austin News, Weather, Traffic KEYE-TV Austin – Top Stories

Austin Police are now assisting in the investigation. Police sources say that if someone is caught posting these stickers, they will face graffiti charges.Austin Police are expected to give a statement on the investigation this afternoon.The city released this statement, ” Between midnight and 7 a.m. today, a number of local businesses in East Austin […]

Rodner Figueroa Fired From Univision: ‘Sal y Pimienta’ Host Axed After Michelle Obama Racist Comments

The Venezuelan-host was let go following comments about Michelle Obama. Figueroa made remarks about the First Lady of the U.S. saying “she looked like she was from the ‘Planet of the Apes.’” Javier Ceriani posted the video of the moment, which you can watch down below. Figueroa’s biography does not appear on the Univision “talent” […]

Piers Morgan: ‘The N-word should be whipped like a slave’ | The Voice Online

In the column, Morgan said: “The N-word is a grotesque, odious, evil stain on the English language. It symbolises everything multi-cultural America has fought so hard to move on from – white-run, imperialist, violent, sexually malevolent barbarism.” Morgan makes some observant points, backed up with research and statistics, and many readers may deem his call […]

Garbage man sent to jail for picking up trash too early | Atlanta

“Fines don’t seem to work,” Riley said. “The only thing that seems to stop the activity is actually going to jail.” Riley says 911 lights up when trash haulers come before 7 a.m. McGill, who didn’t have an attorney with him when he was sentenced, is serving his time on the weekend. His new attorney […]

Civil rights movement history: The long tradition of black Americans taking up arms to defend themselves against racial violence.

In his new book, 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back, David F. Krugler, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, looks at the actions of people like Jones and Davis, who resisted white incursions against the black community through the press, the courts, and armed defensive action. The year […]

Ron Paul: Black lawmakers oppose war because they want the money for food stamps – Salon.com

“I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others did not — they are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here,” Paul told Rockwell.Paul proceeded to criticize […]

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Fox 8’s Kristi Capel Dropped “Jigaboo” On Air This Morning | Scene and Heard: Scene’s News Blog | Cleveland Scene via “Jigaboo”.

The day I called Malcolm X to fight racism in Birmingham’s white only pubs – Mirror Online

“We went to the Blue Gate Pub,” says the dad-of-two. “It was notorious in those days for racism. Black people were only served in the bar room and weren’t allowed in the lounge or smoke room. “Indian and Asian people were only served out of glasses with a handle. The plain glasses were for white […]

The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality’s Never Far Away

Here is the photograph. Take a good look at Jesse Washington’s stiffened body tied to the tree. He had been sentenced to death for the murder of a white woman. No witnesses saw the crime; he allegedly confessed but the truth of the allegations would never be tested. The grand jury took just four minutes […]

The History Of Lynching In America Is Worse Than You Think, Says Study

He cited racial differences in reactions to last year’s shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white police officer. The group said the report was aimed at spurring Americans to face the lasting impact of their history. It also would like to see historical markers placed across the South to […]

Netanyahu and His Wife Are Being Sued For ‘Racist and Physical Abuse’ of African Bodyguard and Maid

The lawsuit was just filed with Jerusalem district labour court. Mr Naftali explains in the suit that he worked for 20 months at the Balfour Street residence. During that time, he describes one particularly disturbing incident when Mrs Netanyahu complained him about a Shabbat meal. “We are sophisticated Europeans,” she explained to the Moroccan-descended Naftali. […]

Video: Seattle Police Jail Elderly Military Veteran for “Walking in Seattle While Black” | Slog

On the video, Officer Whitlatch can be heard insisting that the recording would show Wingate swinging his golf club at her and hitting a stop sign with it. According to the SPD, there exists no video to back up this claim. (SPD did not make Whitlatch available for comment.) “The allegation that he swung at […]

DNA Exonerates Man Who Served Nearly 40 Years For Murder : The Two-Way : NPR

“The expert said none of the evidence collected in the case — hair, DNA and fingerprints — belonged to Sledge. A key jailhouse informant had also recanted his story, saying authorities promised him leniency in his own case for his trial testimony against Sledge. “A district attorney who was not originally involved apologized to Sledge […]

VIDEO: Ex-Navy SEAL Pretends To ‘Choke Out’ Obama

The former Navy SEAL made national headlines in March when he was shot by what he described as three black assailants. Then he was in the news again in September when prosecutors alleged he’d lied to police about the ordeal. So maybe Heben was letting off some steam in December when he posted a video […]

Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA – disinformation

Harlow, who ran the CIA press office, testified that Sterling came to mind soon after New York Times reporter James Risen first called him, on April 3, 2003, about the highly secret Operation Merlin, a CIA program that provided faulty nuclear weapon design information to Iran.Harlow testified that he tried to dissuade Risen without confirming […]

Britain First Kiss Goodbye Any Credibility With Facebook Post On ‘Muslim Obama’ Conspiracy

In response to the absence of a United States contingent at the huge solidarity march in Paris on Sunday, the pseudo-political group joined the ranks of fully signed up conspiracy theorists with an explanation that would make Donald Trump blush: Post by Britain First. Latching on to a conspiracy theory more than a decade after it was […]

Blog | Is South Carolina’s Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Christian? Is ISIS Islamic? Who gets to decide? | A Different World Blog | MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Question: If bad actors can define Islam, can they also define Christianity? South Carolina is home to a group called the Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a domestic terror group that goes back about a century and a half. If ISIS is Islam, why isn’t the KKK Christian? That alone should put to […]

#WrongfullyConvicted Brothers Win $17,000,000 Settlement From NYC – The Root

According to the Post, approximately 70 of the homicide detective’s murder convictions are currently under investigation by the district attorney, who is probing allegations of coerced testimony, false confessions and hiding exculpatory evidence. The Post reports that most of Scarcella’s convictions rested on the testimony of a Teresa Gomez, a prostitute with a known drug […]

Two Ohio Cops Suspended With Pay Over ‘I Hate N***ers, I’ll Stab A Coon’ Texts

WHIO-TV reports that it was NAACP Dayton President Derrick Forward who brought the racist texts to light. He would not reveal how he got them or the names of anyone who may have provided them. The shocking comments included the following. “I hate n***ers. That is all. “I’ll stab a coon. “What do apples and black people have […]

Petition · Free Jimmy Dennis: Innocent on Death Row · Change.org

Free Jimmy Dennis: Innocent on Death Row THE CASE: In Philadelphia on October 22, 1991, a young woman named Chedell Williams went to the Fern Rock subway station to buy a transit pass. At approximately 1:50 p.m. she was approached by two men, one of whom demanded her gold earrings and shot her. These two […]

Movement growz to pardon freedom fighter Assata Shakur | Moorbey’z Blog

In 1973 an incident of what would now be called “racial profiling” takes place on the New Jersey Turnpike. Ms. Shakur, actively involved in the Black Liberation Army (BLA), is traveling with Malik Zayad Shakur (no relation) and Sundiata Acoli. State troopers stop them, reportedly because of a broken headlight. A trooper also explains they […]

Freed from prison, but they’re still paying the price

A bill in the state Legislature would have made changes in Michigan,but it died last week for lack of support when the 2013-14 session came to a close early Friday. Those who did support the measure, Democrat and Republican, say exonerees deserve state-sponsored financial help. Even parolees in Michigan receive assistance with housing, medical care, […]

What Whites Will Never Know • My Open Letter to White People or Why I Hate…

When I say ‘I hate White people’, I’m saying I hate that I have to be compared to you in order to get any recognition. I’m saying that I hate the fact that everything that I do is judged by your standard. I hate that no matter where I go, I will be scrutinized based […]

I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People

In the wake of the Darren Wilson non-indictment, I’ve only deleted one racist Facebook friend. This friend, as barely a friend as a high school classmate can be, re-posted a rant calling rioters niggers. (She was not a good white person.) Most of my white friends have responded to recent events with empathy or outrage. […]

Ohio man exonerated after spending 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit – The Washington Post

“I’m so happy today that this battle had come to an end,” Ajamu said, according to Reuters. Cuyahoga County Judge Pamela Barker stepped down from her bench to give Ajamu a hug, the Associated Press reported. The case against Ajamu, formerly known as Ronnie Bridgeman, began to fall apart after a key witness recanted his testimony […]

POLICE MURDER PEOPLE ALL THE DAMN TIME | The Stop Mass Incarceration Network

First, we have to be clear on just what the problem is, and what it isn’t. The problem isn’t that police need more or better training. How much training do you need to not murder people? To not gun down unarmed people, or to stop approaching Black people carrying toy guns and immediately blow them […]

The new threat: ‘Racism without racists’ – CNN.com

Disparate impact is built on the belief that most people aren’t stupid enough to openly announce they’re racists but instead cloak their racism in seemingly race-neutral language. It also recognizes that some ostensibly race-neutral policies could reflect unintentional bias. A disparate impact lawsuit, for instance, wouldn’t have to prove that a police department’s white leaders […]