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#BBUM students advance movement for more inclusion on campus with petition

Black students at the University of Michigan have advanced their movement for a more inclusive and equal campus. The petition labeled, “University of Michigan: Support Your Black Students,” is addressed to Dr. Mary Sue Coleman, president of the university. 

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Richard Sherman: ‘thug is acceptable way to call someone the N-word’

Richard Sherman is grabbing most of the pre-Super Bowl headlines these days. Wednesday, Sherman addressed some of the comments about his post-game interview, many of which referred to Sherman as a thug. When asked how he felt about being called a thug, Sherman gave a thought-provoking response.

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School gives 9-year-old Confederate hat as prize

A North Carolina mother is upset at her son’s school after he came home wearing a replica Confederate army hat. 9-year-old Jacob was wearing the new gray hat when he got off the bus earlier this week. 

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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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Racist or not? Russian Socialite poses on chair made of black woman

A photograph of Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova has sparked international outrage with critics referring to the imagery as racist. The photo, accompanied by an interview of the heiress sitting on a chair, comprised of a cushion…and a bound black woman. 

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Firefighter suspended for 12 hours after painting racist symbol on ax

An Orange County firefighter was suspended for 12 hours after leaving a city-owned ax with a confederate flag at the scene of a house fire. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Holton’s son admitted to painting the flag on the ax, which was left at a black man’s residence after firefighters extinguishing flames from his burning home. 

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Woman files lawsuit against home developer for neglecting to warn her about racist neighbor

A woman has filed a lawsuit against the seller of a home she purchased for neglecting to disclose to her that a hostile, harassing neighbor lived next door. Cyndee Phoeniz sued U.S. Homes Corp. dba Lennar Homes in Atlantic County Court. 

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Black on Black racism? man accused of hurling racist insults at man, may lose job

An award-winning crossing guard in London’s job may be in jeopardy after being sent home for comments made towards a black man. Jon Seymour, who is black, has been working at Carlton Primary School in Kentish Town, north London for 20 years. He is under fire for likening a black member of the Camden Council’s […]

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Italian poster for ’12 Years A Slave’ diminishes star Chiwetel Ejiofor, highlights Brad Pitt

“12 Years A Slave’s” true lead role goes to Chiwetel Ejiofor, who plays Solomon Northup, the film’s protagonist, but posters in Italy make him out to be anything but the star. In fact, actor Brad Pitt who plays the small role as a Canadian man who aides in the release of the enslaved Solomon Northup, is presented as the film’s lead […]

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Duck, Duck…Goose.

Last week, the star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty got into some trouble after remarks he made during an interview for GQ magazine became public. Phil Robertson, patriarch of said dynasty, made both racist and homophobic comments during the interview: “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior […]

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