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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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High School holds ‘Charity Minstrel Show’ to raise awareness about racism, tolerance

A high school in Chicago is seeking to raise awareness and tolerance about race in a very interesting way. West Chicago High School’s Glee Club will hold a “Charity Minstrel Show” on Dec. 21. 

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Racist attacks online surface after crowning of Miss France 2014

Racial slurs appeared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms after 19-year-old Flora Coquerel was crowned 2014 Miss France on Saturday. The new Miss France is of mixed heritage, a driving force behind the racist hate speech.

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Researchers discover link between racism & infant mortality, learning disabilities

Two Emory University studies have found connections between racism and premature birth and infant mortality in African American babies. The stress created in women’s bodies after decades of dealing with racism, increases the odds of a mother not carrying her child to full term.

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Alabama association, Montgomery mayor ‘uneasy’ about state’s slave trade markers

This coming Tuesday, Alabama’s Equal Justice Initiative will dedicate three new historic markers in Montgomery. The markers will appear in locations where the slave trade took place and serve to highlight the city’s role in slavery. The group will also release a report that includes the fact that 435,000 slaves where held in the state before the Civil […]

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BP oil exec fired, told to save braids and ethnic wear for ‘culture day’

A former top executive for British Petroleum says she was fired from the company after being warned about her hairstyle and attire. Melphine Evans sued BP West Coast Products, BP North America and nine people in Orange County Superior Court. Evans, who served as the company’s vice president of North America’s Western region for nearly […]

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Guest Post: #BBUM and the subtle signs of racism at University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

A few weeks ago, students at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor took to Twitter to spark dialogue about diversity, racial tolerance and discrimination on the campus. A dynamic conversation about what it means to be black at a predominantly white school emerged from the tweets, which included photos, experiences and sentiments from the university’s […]

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New York prosecutor says she was forced to quit after complaining about racism

Katherine A. Lemire was a top lawyer for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly until she decided to take a position at another firm. Now, she has filed a lawsuit against her new place of employment, alleging that she was forced to quit after sticking up for a black co-worker. Lemire filed the lawsuit against Michael Stapleton […]

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‘They Are Still Our Slaves’ author breaks down the demise of black people, continued rise of whites to power

For years, we’ve seen letters claiming to be written by white, racist members of society who have the system of slavery. We may no longer be in chains, but we cannot deny the fact that in many ways, black people remain in bondage. The latest letter on keeping the black race inferior is one that […]

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