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Caught on tape: supervisor threatens to hang blacks who drink from fountain

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:03 am June 4, 2014 Two black workers at a cotton warehouse in Memphis have filed charges against the business for racist behavior executed by its supervisor. The men say their manager called them “monkeys” and even told them the water fountain and microwave were for white people only. 

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Poll: attitudes towards slavery reparations split among Americans

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:34 pm June 3, 2014 Opposition to reparations has been widespread, and the results of a recent poll shows that sentiment has not changed much. Latest research from YouGov shows a significant divide, along both racial and political lines about the topic. 

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In lawsuit, Donald Sterling accused of racism by second ex-lover

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:50 am June 3, 2014 A former employee and ex-lover of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has come forward with accusations of racism against the mogul. In her lawsuit, Maiko Maya King claims the Clippers owner fired her after she rejected “a stream of racist and sexist taunts.” 

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NBA brings charges against Donald Sterling, set to vote June 3

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:44 am May 20, 2014 The NBA brought formal charges against Donald Sterling on Monday. The Los Angeles Clippers owner was accused of damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments. A hearing, slated for June 3rd, gives owners the chance to terminate Sterling’s ownership of the team with a […]

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Video: documentary takes on ‘rules of racism’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:40 pm May 19, 2014 For its third installment, the “Hidden Colors” docuseries is tackling racism head on. The series takes a look at the cultural history of African Americans, through the lens of  identity and race in America. But “Hidden Colors 3″ goes beyond the traditional narrative of lynchings and race […]

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Eric Holder: ‘systematic racism far more harmful than racist outburst’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:42 am May 19, 2014 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told graduates during a commencement address at Morgan State University that subtle, everyday racism within the criminal justice system especially, is far more harmful than racist outbursts. He used examples such as those by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Nevada […]

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Donald Sterling’s apology: ‘I’m not racist’


By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:20 pm May 12, 2014 Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has issued an apology for racist remarks made during a recorded conversation with his former girlfriend V. Stiviano. On Sunday, Sterling apologized for the entire ordeal calling it a “terrible mistake.”

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Kim Kardashian expresses worries about racism, talks feelings before and after having biracial baby

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am May 8, 2014 Kim Kardashian is worried about racism. The reality star posted an essay on her website were she discusses how she felt about racism and discrimination before she had baby North with rapper Kanye West, and how she feels now:

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California Assembly passes bill that would ban the Confederate flag

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:11 am May 6, 2014 California state government departments will be prohibited from displaying or selling items that carry the Confederate flag. The state’s Assembly passed the bill Monday. 

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Racist tweet by New York Comptroller target Melissa Harris-Perry

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:51 am May 6, 2014 An upstate New York politician referred to MSNBC news anchor Melissa Harris-Perry as a “damned dirty ape” on Twitter. The remark, made by Jim Coughlan, the Dutchess County controller and candidate for state Senate, was in response to remarks she made about child-rearing that upset many conservatives. 

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