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Today in Post-Race History: The Halloween Press Release

Halloween is this week. Which is to say that on Thursday and the days following, black people will have their annual opportunity to remind white people who listen that blackface is offensive #neverforget. Last year, my Halloween community service included a checklist that white people could use to determine whether their chosen costume would offend […]

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What about Team Brown Skin?

I never had to deal with colorism most of my life. It wasn’t until these past few years, I realized that racism is not the only hurdle we must overcome. I don’t want to sound predictable. I want to share my thoughts with you. I’m a brown skinned woman. Brown as in carmel. As in Reginal Hall or Halle Berry […]

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Dutch natives protest “Black Pete” criticism

On Monday, we broke news of a protest happening in the Netherlands against the country’s long-standing Christmas tradition honoring, Sinterklass, the Dutch version of Santa Claus. Today, the natives of the Netherlands are using social media to strike back with an online petition to preserve the tradition.

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African-themed birthday party sparks controversy

A 21-year-old Australian woman is getting criticized, (and rightfully so) for her choice of theme for a party. Olivia Mahon asked attendees to wear “African themed” costumes/clothing, and of course blackface, gorrillas, warpaint and Native American headdresses were the result.

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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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