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Blackface: Protesters in Amsterdam have had enough

Amsterdam has a long-standing tradition of celebrating Christmas. “Sinterklass,” the Dutch version of Santa Claus, is portrayed by a white man accompanied by dozens of clown-like helpers called “Zwarte Pieten,” characters dressed in curly afro wigs and blackface.

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Family of paralyzed teen shot by police seek justice

Leon Ford Jr.’s entire life changed last November after a routine traffic stop escalated to gun shots, leaving Ford paralyzed. His family believes the officers acted unlawfully. Now they are seeking justice for Ford who still faces charges.

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Washington Redskins team name has racist origins

Should the Washington Redskins change their name? New evidence of its origin may change your mind.

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Italian gymnast: “Paint your skin black, so we can win too”

Having black skin makes everything easier, right? Well, Italian gymnast Carlotte Ferlito seems to think so. In the latest instance of outright racism, Ferlito said the only way she would win is to paint her skin black.

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Study: Black men less likely to run in white neighborhoods

A University of Maryland professor discovered some shocking statistics about the practices of black runners. Rashawn Ray, Ph.D found that black men are less likely to run outside if they live in a predominantly white neighborhood.

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Waitress receives $10,000 after going viral about racial slur

Things are looking up for a Tennessee waitress who received a racial slur instead of a tip on the job. Toni Jenkins works at Red Lobster in Cool Springs. A few weeks ago, someone wrote the N-word on a receipt at her table. Instead of sweeping the incident under the rug, Jenkins went public.

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Today in Post-Race History: Beast Mode

Last week, I wrote about Washington’s NFL team and the resistance by team management, and their most prominent football player, Robert Griffin III, to do the right thing and demand that the team change its name. In a sense, the call to change the name is not simply about racism and who is offended by […]

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Pennsylvania professor: ‘Government shutdown due to GOP racism’

Anthea Butler is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She’s quite famous for calling God a racist after the George Zimmerman verdict. Now the instructor is making headlines for her views on why the government shutdown is happening.

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Famous actors racially profiled, harassed by police

Actors Cherie Johnson and Dennis White say they were improperly stopped by police in Marion County, South Carolina. The former “Family Matters” star and White who was in the film ‘Notorious,’ were vacationing last week when they were harassed by an officer.

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Hiring Manager Admits to Discriminating Against Candidates Based on Names

When you’re applying for a job, your name says a lot about you. Even if it does not, hiring managers have very little to judge you on besides your qualifications (which should be all they judge you on). It’s not fair that hiring managers discriminate against a person based on their name, but it happens.

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