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Study: whites associate word ‘black’ with negative connotations

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whites associate more negative connotations with the word “Black” than they do with the word “African American.” 

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Report: In U.K., white males monopolize paid jobs at universities

According to a study released by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), white males are monopolizing the best paid jobs at universities in the U.K. 

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Video: Harvard students attempt to take 1964 literacy test and fail

A video that shows Harvard University students taking the literacy test some voters were forced to pass to cast a ballot in 1964 shows us just how difficult the test was. Despite the students’ Ivy League status, they failed the test horribly. 

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Lupita Nyong’o opens up about comments made about dark skin in Glamour interview

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Lupita Nyong’o will be featured on next month’s cover of Glamour, and the Academy Award-winning star is opening up about what some have said to her about her dark skin in her lifetime. 

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Texas sees surge in number of disenfranchised voters

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Thanks to Texas’s strict voter ID law, the number of disenfranchised voters has surged in the state.

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Survey Illuminates Impact of Discrimination on LGBT People in Nepal

A recent survey of sexual and gender people of color in Nepal reveals that more than 60 percent of respondents reported experiencing abuse or discrimination. Over one-third reported discrimination or abuse in at least three public settings, according to the report released by the Williams Institute and the Blue Diamond Society. 

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Two Bronx boys attacked, called ‘Ebola’ due to health scare

On Friday, a group of students in New York attacked two of their peers while yelling “Ebola” at the brothers who had recently returned from Senegal. The New York Department of Education confirmed the incident occurred. The boys were pushed and shoved. 

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Study: when shown photos of black voters, whites have greater support for voter ID laws

According to a study released by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, white people’s perception of voter ID laws change after being show photos of blacks at the polls. And it isn’t for the better. 

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Hulk Hogan’s restaurant removes racist dress code after complaints

Hulk Hogan has ordered the management of his popular Tampa beach restaurant, Hogan’s Beach to remove a racist and discriminatory dress code sign that was posted in front of the establishment. The dress code, which barred those from wearing what could be described as popular urban attire worn primarily by black men, garnered several complaints […]

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Black dancers file lawsuit against Cher for racist remarks

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Three black backup dancers filed a lawsuit against Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour. The trio also alleges the singer engaged in racial discrimination after rejecting another black dancer from joining her onstage. 

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