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Racial tensions escalate on University of Michigan campus

Last semester, students at the University of Michigan garnered national attention on Twitter. By using the hashtag #BBUM, minority students were able to successfully conduct a dialogue about race relations on campus. Blacks don’t even make up five percent of the university’s enrollment, and described hostile and/or ignorant comments as everyday occurrences. The Twitter protest quickly spread […]

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High School basketball players suspended for throwing up 3-pt. symbols

Two Wisconsin high schoolers have been suspended after a picture of them throwing up a three-point symbol surfaced. Jamal and Juwaun Jackson were featured in The Sheboygan Falls News. The story was about the brothers moving into the district. They, along with Sheboygan Falls Senior Jordan Jackson, took one serious picture and a goofy picture. 

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Guest Post: In possible defense of ‘White Santa’

By guest contributor JP Paulus OK…I saved this one to keep the sacredness of Christmas, but I now feel free to talk about it now. (Apologies to those celebrating Orthodox Christmas) One of the latest flaps in the “war on Christmas” was the alleged ethnicity of Santa Claus.  I can’t defend Megan Kelly (of Fox News) […]

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Texas man charged with hate crime after filming ‘Knockout’ attack denied bail

A Texas man charged with a hate crime after filming himself attacking a 79-year-old man has been denied bail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy deemed Conrad Barrett, 27, a flight risk and danger to the community. Barrett, who is white, faces federal hate crimes for the attack. 

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White man films self playing ‘Knockout,’ charged with hate crime

A Texas man who filmed himself knocking out a 79-year-old black man has been charged with one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, appeared in court today for the crime, believed to be a “Knockout” assault. Knockout is a violent game in which the […]

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Performance gap widens between Chicago’s black and white students, wealth and class a factor

Newly released data shows that the performance gap between Chicago’s black and white students continues to widen. The performance gap is tied to socioeconomic income, with wealthier classmates outperforming poorer students.

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Open Letter to ‘Affluenza’ supporters: ‘Please Excuse Davontaye, he suffers from ‘Povertenza’

In response to a judge’s verdict that a 16-year-old teen who killed four people while driving drunk suffered from “Affluenza,” author J.A.M. has presented an alternative point of view. Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation due to suffering from “Affluenza,” meaning that since his family is so rich, he was “unable to know right […]

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Rare black Santa maintains longevity at Los Angeles mall

For 10 holiday seasons Langston Patterson has claimed his throne as Santa Claus at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza during Christmas time. The mall located in the predominantly black part of the city, is one of the few in the country that features a black Santa.

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High School holds ‘Charity Minstrel Show’ to raise awareness about racism, tolerance

A high school in Chicago is seeking to raise awareness and tolerance about race in a very interesting way. West Chicago High School’s Glee Club will hold a “Charity Minstrel Show” on Dec. 21. 

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Atlanta Braves stadium moves to more white, affluent neighborhood

In an effort to be closer to the team’s fan base, the Atlanta Braves is moving its stadium. The stadium will be in the midst of more developing restaurants and other amenities, but the move leaves the predominantly black neighborhood that the stadium has called home in bad economic shape.

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