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Rising basketball star beat to death, teen charged with manslaughter

A star basketball player at Dallas’ Wilmer Hutchins High School was beat to death.

Troy Causey was killed during what police say a fight that started over a video game. A Dallas County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Jonathan Tramaine Turner for manslaughter in connection to the beating.

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Guest Post

Gay Pride: A celebration for white people

The following post originally appeared on MUSED, and was written by BYP100′s Aaron Talley. It appears under the original title of “Gay Pride is For White People.”

By: Aaron Talley

Pride” season is upon us, and it’s no secret, except perhaps to white people, that gay pride parades are very white, hollow things. They usually take place in “gayborhoods,” which are usually affluent communities predominated by white gay men. Communities that usually contain bars that mostly white gay men frequent, and if you choose to be black and attend these establishments, it is not long before you feel sexualized, objectified, or ignored altogether if not outright discriminated against.

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NBA veteran Jason Kidd hired as Bucks’ head coach

NBA star Jason Kidd has been hired to lead the Milwaukee Bucks.

Kidd was selected to be the team’s head coach Tuesday morning, a day after the Bucks sent two second-round picks to the Brooklyn Nets as compensation. He coached the Nets for just one season. 

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New Jersey prep school student mocks white peers, stripped of office position

A black New Jersey student body president was stripped of her position after mocking her white male peers on Instagram.

Lawrenceville School’s Maya Peterson donned L.L. Bean boots and a Yale University sweater to pose for a photo which she describes as a typical “Lawrenceville boi;” white, cocky and Republican. 

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Detroit lawyer racially profiled at Talbots

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Portia Roberson, a Detroit lawyer, is the latest black person to be racially profiled while shopping. Roberson went to a suburban Detroit Talbots store to return items. Before she returned them, however, she wanted to try them on. According to her Facebook post, when Roberson emerged from the dressing room, she was confronted by police officers.

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Guest Post

Say no to the school-to-prison pipeline

The following post originally appeared on Anthropology News. It was written by Lance Arney and Marilyn Williams. Its original title is, “Demanding Zero Tolerance for Florida’s School-to-Prison Pipeline.”

By: Lance Arney and Marilyn Williams

Fifty years after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, the Civil Rights offices of the US Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly issued detailed guidance on nondiscriminatory administration of discipline in public schools, declaring, “racial discrimination in school discipline is a real problem” (2014:4). The real consequences of this very real problem have already negatively impacted the lives of countless black children, on whom “zero tolerance” school discipline policies have been exercised disproportionately and more severely than on white children.

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices.

Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking to change that. 

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Supreme Court grants companies right to deny birth control to employees

The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions that allow female employees no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections. 

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Residents upset over Bucket Boys’ presence in Chatham

Community members in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood have a nuisance on their hands. A group of teens who are attempting to make a living by beating on buckets at intersections, are viewed as problematic to some of the residents. 

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Black people are not props!

The following post originally appeared on VICE, and was written by Dave Schilling. It’s original title is, “Stop Using Black People As Props for Viral Videos.”

By: Dave Schilling

Welcome to a special “hood pranks” edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking s**tty internet videos on a scale of one to RACIST, with “one” being the least racist and “RACIST” being the most racist.

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