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White TV anchor suspended for comments about fatherless black men

A white New Jersey TV reporter has been suspended after making comments about black families and relations with police. Sean Bergin’s remarks came during a segment about a fatal police shooting. 

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Video: Morgan Freeman: ‘race doesn’t play a role in wealth distribution’

Actor Morgan Freeman made some pretty interesting comments during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon about race and wealth. The star joined Lemon to promote his new series Through the Wormhole on the Science Channel. But somehow the two ended up discussing wealth inequality and race. 

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Teacher suspended over blackface lesson, later reinstated

A Michigan teacher was suspended, and later reinstated after teaching a lesson on Blackface. Al Barron teaches at Monroe Middle School, and is set to retire in two weeks. Administrators deemed his lesson to be inappropriate. 

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Report: from one Census to the next, millions change racial/ethnic identity on form

According to data analyzed by the Pew Research Center, millions of citizens in America counted in the 2000 census changed their race or Hispanic-origin categories when they filled out the forms in 2010. Hispanics, Americans of mixed race, American Indians and Pacific Islanders were among the most likely to check difference boxes this time around. 

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Judge removed from Renisha McBride trial

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The man who shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride on his front doorstep Nov. 2, won his request for a new judge Friday. Theodore Wafer, 55, is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter without malice and felony firearm use in connection to the incident. 

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Study: faculty members more likely to respond to white males

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A survey of more than 6,000 faculty members across a range of disciplines finds that when prospective graduate students reach out for guidance, white males are the most likely to get attention. The survey, “What Happens Before? A Field Experiment Exploring How Pay and Representation Differentially Shape Bias on the Pathway into Organizations,” also found […]

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B Stylers: Japanese teens who want to be black

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A group of teenagers in Japan known as B Stylers, have declared to live the life of a black person. Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg discovered the teens while traveling around Asia for the past seven months. 

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Kobe Bryant catches heat for Trayvon Martin comment

Kobe Bryant is catching heat on Twitter for his comments during a New Yorker interview. In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of a black person on the basis of race alone. 

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First Encounter with Race

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                                                                I remember, when I first stepped into my fourth grade classroom, my mouth dropped to the floor.  It was the middle of the summer and we had just moved to the suburbs. Unfortunately for me, they were on cycle scheduling and so my summer time and childhood  of fun had ended abruptly.  I found […]

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In Rolling Stone interview, Elton John reveals his desire to make hip hop music

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During an interview with Rolling Stone long-time singer-songwriter Elton John revealed his desire to make hip hop music. 

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