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Survey: deep racial divide revealed through Brown, Garner cases

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According to a recent survey, the public has very different reactions to the recent grand jury decisions in two police-related fatalities that have sparked protests in cities across the country. The data comes from a newly released Pew Research Survey. 

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#AliveWhileBlack responds to #Crimingwhilewhite: stories of police discrimination

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In response to an online protests where white Americans take to social media to share their experiences with police, black responders have created the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag to share less positive encounters with police. #Crimingwhilewhite reveals just how much of a break whites gets when committing crimes. Unfortunately, that luxury isn’t available to people of color. 

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Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for outburst after Darren Wilson decision

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The stepfather of an unarmed 18-year-old black teen who was fatally wounded by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer has apologized after being accused of inciting violence during a rally in Missouri. Louis Head is being unfairly blamed for a riot that took place in the city after a grand jury decided not to charge Darren […]

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GOP staffer resigns after criticizing First daughters

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A Republican staffer will resign after launching a verbal assault on Malia and Sasha Obama as the two appeared at the president’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony last week at the White House. Elizabeth Lauten, who served as a communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), created a rant on Facebook that went viral. 

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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Man accused of killing black man who was passing out food to homeless

A white man is being held in a Sacramento jail after fatally running over a black man who was handing out food to the homeless. Joseph Paul Leonard Jr. did not hesitate to place blame the day he ran over and killed 34-year-old Toussaint Harrison on Arden Way. 

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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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Substitute teacher accused of using racial slur against black students

A Chicago suburban substitute teacher is being accused of using a racial slur against a group of eighth graders. Four 13-year-old students at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream say they were in social studies class last Wednesday when the teach approached them and called them “African-American.” What she said after that allegedly brought […]

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Supreme Court approves some of the worst voting restrictions in the country

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overruled a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for midterm elections. Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented. 

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Update: Officer who fatally shot Mike Brown testified in front of grand jury

A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old unarmed black teen last month has testified in front of a grand jury. Officer Darren Wilson gave his account of what happened on Aug.9 for what would be the fourth time. Michael Brown died after an altercation with Wilson while walking home. 

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