A black doctor says a Delta flight crew didn’t believe her medical credentials when she rushed to the aid of a passenger. Sound familiar? It happened on a Minneapolis flight in 2016, too. Read more →
School officials are investigating racist messages left on a freshman’s door room door. Read more →
Racism can put you out of business in a hurry, just ask the owner of Scream Town, which issued a ‘zero tolerance policy for Somalis’ via Facebook after some sort of incident last weekend at the Halloween-themed venue. Read more →
In Madison, someone called the cops because a candidate for state assembly was knocking on doors looking for votes. She was ‘suspicious’, and by ‘suspicious’, the complainant actually meant ‘black.’ Read more →
Quick update to the ongoing analysis of NPR’s decision to provide an interview with Jason Kessler on Friday, the leader of last year’s violent march by white supremacists and this year’s fizzled march on Washington.
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NPR isn’t giving any ground to critics of last Friday’s interview with a white supremacist, during which the Morning Edition host allowed Jason Kessler to theorize on the differences in IQ between whites and people of color. Read more →
In an earlier, simpler era, news organizations had easy decisions when it came to racist statements in public. They opted to report on them in the belief that it would reveal the extent to which racism existed, even though it was hidden. The audience would be repulsed and push back, and decency would win the day. Easy call.
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What was impressive was not only how quickly Josh Hader’s old tweets raced around the internet, but how quickly they raced around the stadium where the game was being played. Read more →
Across the country, social media is revealing a growing list of incidents where people of color are assaulted for being in public. Read more →
The Washington Post says a library association voted Saturday to remove her name because of this passage in the opening chapter of “Little House on the Prairie.” Read more →
Twitter provides a safe haven for white supremacists and Nazis but it’s got a real problem with people who tweet phone numbers of politicians. Read more →
Takeisha Saunders of Dallas wants you to understand what the term ‘baby daddy’ refers to in her culture, because the people who do the buying for Target don’t.
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In the category of attempts to apologize for your racism, a South Dakota legislator has provided a perfect example of trying to make the obvious go away. Read more →
With the distribution of high school yearbooks, we are knee deep in yearbook controversies as usual. The latest is from Revere, Mass., where Betshina Bernier’s yearbook quote was taken from a Florida student’s yearbook from last year. Read more →
Mainstream news media outlets aren’t very good at covering communities of color and issues of race and class and there’s a pretty obvious reason why not: they’re mostly white. Read more →