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Racist threat left on dorm room door at GVSU, investigation underway

Authorities at Grand Valley State University are investigating an incident where a black student found a racist threat written on their dorm room door’s message board. According to Dean of Students Bart Merkle, the student returned to the Copeland Living Center Monday and found the message. 

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James Meredith statue vandalized by racists on University of Mississippi campus

The University of Mississippi’s campus police department is investigating an incident of vandalism. An older version of the Georgia state flag and a noose were placed around the neck of James Meredith, the first black student to attend the University of Mississippi.

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Michael Dunn tells fiancé that he is both the ‘victim and the victor’ in fatal Jordan Davis shooting

On Saturday a jury found Florida resident Michael Dunn guilty on three counts of attempted murder, and one count of firing a missile on the day that led to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. In newly released phone calls from jail to his fiancé, Dunn tells her that he is both the victim […]

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Study: North Carolina voting law proves to disenfranchise black voters

According to a Dartmouth University study, North Carolina’s recent changes to the state’s voting laws will disproportionately affect black voters. North Carolina was once included in the Voting Rights Act’s requirement that states and other jurisdictions with a history of racism in voting submit changes to their voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. […]

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Report: Someone sends out a potentially racist tweet every 9 seconds

According to a recent study by British think tank Demos, every 9 seconds someone sends out a tweet that could be potentially racist. That accounts to about 10,000 potentially racist tweets a day. 

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Guest Post

Guest post: I’m Not Racist, But…

not racist

The following post was written by Chicago-based writer Terrence Chappell. Chappell has been featured in The Huffington Post, CS Magazine, The Men’s Book Mag. and on ChicagoPride.com. Go to chicago.gopride.com for more information.  By: Terrence F. Chappell When I clicked on the Thought Catalog’s January 17 article titled “I’m Not Racist, I’m Just Not Attracted to […]

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Clarence Thomas: ‘Northern liberal elites worse than segregated south’

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was born in Georgia during a time of high racial tension. He recently compared the segregated part of the country to the North of today, saying that the “supposed anti-slavery” North has caused him more grief than the historically racist south ever did. 

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Controversial ‘National White Privilege’ conference set for March

Racial justice advocates want to have an open dialogue about race relations in the country. They’re doing just that by hosting their 15th annual “National White Privilege” conference in March. The conference hopes to highlight race issues locally by examining white privilege in daily living. 

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Lawsuit: high school football players say white rivals called them the N-word

Five black Long Island high school football players say they were called the N-word, targeted and assaulted during an intense rivalry game late last year. Amityville High lost the game against Comsewogue High School in November, but it wasn’t the loss that prompted students to file a lawsuit. 

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African-American woman finds noose in cubicle

A Washington County, Oregon woman found a noose in her cubicle at her office. Vanessa Savage entered her job at Washington County’s housing authority and saw the noose, from her supervisor, attached with a note that said “termination notice.”

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