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Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country. In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white […]

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Arizona school under fire for teaching literature that outlines the ‘benefits of slavery’

An Arizona charter school is being criticized for teaching what opposing members call “racist” and “sexist” lessons in its classrooms.  Two books by Cleon Skousen, who is often cited by uber conservative talk show host Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement, are required reading for Heritage Academy seniors in Mesa. 

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Florida cops with ties to the KKK leave department

Two members of the Fruitland Park, Florida police department resigned amid allegations that they were associated with the Ku Klux Klan.  The allegations were contained in a confidential  FBI report provided to police Chief Terry Isaacs by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and led to the resignation of Deputy Chief David Borst and the dismissal of […]

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Clothing company in hot water after matching black child’s face with body of monkey

A children’s clothing line is coming under fire after a t-shirt featuring a monkey’s body was paired with the face of a black boy on a cardboard cut out. The combination was first spotted on Twitter Wednesday, and is now creating an uproar. The company, Just Add A Kid, is chalking it up to “a […]

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University agrees to remove Confederate flags from campus following protests

After a wave of student-led protests on campus, officials at Washington and Lee University have agreed to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel. The changes came after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities.

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Video: C-SPAN callers use Civil Rights show to complain about white oppression

  When C-SPAN’s Washington Journal invited its viewers to weigh in on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, several callers dialed in to advocate for “white pride.” They even suggested that black people owe them, well all white people, for ignoring discrimination against the Irish and Italians. 

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Newspaper headline refers to Obama as ‘The n***er in the White House’

A New York-based publication has decided to print a headline that refers to President Obama as “The N***er in the White House.” The WestView News printed the headline. 

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Vandals deface MLK bridge in Indiana

For the second time in two weeks, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge in Fort Wayne, Indiana has been vandalized.  This time, the defacing came in the form of racist remarks on two benches. 

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Report: 1 in 5 black kids view race as an obstacle

  According to research commissioned by BBC’s Newsround programme, 21 percent of black children felt their skin color would impact their level of success. Just 2 percent of white children and 13 percent of Asian children shared the same sentiment. 

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Louis Vuitton sued over manager’s slave comment about African employees

Fashion house Louis Vuitton is facing a lawsuit after a boss at a flagship store allegedly told an African employee that “Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.” Sales associate Oliver Koffi claims he was in the stock room packing shoes for a customer when his manager began the rant in front […]

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