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On death row for being black? The case of Duane Buck

Texas’ highest criminal court rejected an appeal from a convicted murderer where supporters charge that his death sentence was unfairly based on his race. Duane Buck, 50, was convicted and sent to death row for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and a man at her apartment in 1995.

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High School football team cancels rest of season due to racist bullying

Everyone’s familiar with Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin’s claims that teammate Richie Incognito harassed and bullied him. Now a Massachusetts high school football team has canceled the rest of their season due to similar allegations. Lunenburg High School decided to take action after multiple accounts of racism towards one of its players and players […]

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Students at University of Cincinnati protest, warn prospects of ‘racist’ campus

A few weeks ago, we reported on students at UCLA protesting the paucity of black male students on campus. Now, students at the University of Cincinnati are protesting for the very same reason. A week and a half ago, Ronald Jackson, who had been appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, resigned after […]

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Judge to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law next year

Two lawsuits currently challenging Wisconsin’s voter ID law will have to wait until next year for a ruling. John Ulin, with the support of a wave of black and Hispanic legislators in the state argued that the 2011 law, Act 23, has has a disproportionately negative impact on voters of color; a direct violation of […]

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White supremacist who found out he was 14% black arrested

A white supremacist who found out that he was 14 percent black has been arrested on charges of terrorizing. Craig Cobb appeared on “The Trisha Show” last month to discuss his plans to make his small North Dakota town all white. During the appearance, he had a DNA test ran and found out that he […]

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KKK distributes racist literature in black neighborhood

Residents of a predominantly black Florida neighborhood received shocking news when they discovered flyers from the KKK in their front yards.Pastor Laws noticed the flyers, which were aimed at recruiting members for the infamous hate group.

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Today in Post-Race History: The Case of Richie Incognito

We’ve been following the Miami Dolphins’ bullying case starring a dude whose real name is actually Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin here on the BYP, because sports–and sports stories–are never entirely about sports. I’m repeating myself and others when I say that sports is a microcosm of the culture, and this issue is no exception. […]

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White Supremacist who wants to make town 100% white finds out he’s 14% African

Craig Cobb has no qualms about telling you his plans for the small North Dakota town he resides in. The white supremacist wants to turn Leith, ND., into an all-white town. He recently appeared on the talk show “Trisha,” and shared his thoughts about why this would be beneficial.

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Black teen executed in 1944 may get new trial

George Stinney was just 14-years-old when he was convicted for the murders of two white girls ages 11 and 7. The confession was shaky, and Stinney did not have proper representation. The young child didn’t stand a chance against the South Carolina jury.

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The affects of racism on online dating

The rate of interracial marriages in the United States has doubled in the past 30 years, but according to online dating habits, racism is still pretty prevalent. University of California at San Diego Sociologist Kevin Lewis analyzed messages sent by more than 126,000 OkCupid users.

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