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Is Obama Having A Hard Time Because He’s Black?

When Obama got elected, we knew he had his work cut out for him. Cleaning up what many feel was a series of problems from former President Bush was the most immediate challenge. We also knew that by being the first black president in the history of the United States, he’d upset a few folks.But how much does race really play in the challenges that President Obama is facing on Capital Hill? According to The Root’s Brian Palmer, race has everything to do with it.

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30 Years After Vanessa’s Crown: How Far Have We Really Come?

 In light of the recent stupid controversy surrounding Miss America 2014′s Nina Davuluri, I decided to ponder race relations in the context of beauty pageants and American society.

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Human Rights Group Calls on Dunkin Donuts to Remove Racist Ad

A human rights group is calling on Dunkin’ Donuts to remove an ad that they say is offensive.
The ad, currently running in Thailand, features a woman covered in black with only her lips colored pink, similar to that of the popular Minstrel Show images of early 20th century America.

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Group of Black Patrons Denied Service at Restaurant Because White Customer Felt ‘Threatened’

A party of 25 African American family and friends were denied service at Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston, NC after a white customer said she felt threatened by them. After waiting for two hours, the manager finally approached them about the situation. When one member of the groups started recording the exchange, they were asked to leave.

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Black Student Hit w/ Bleach-Filled Balloon at University of Texas

A Black University of Texas student Bryan Davis was hit with a bleach-filled balloon by white classmates on Wednesday. The incident is one of many racially-motivated attacks in recent years at U of Texas. Davis says he no longer feels safe on campus.

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Dream Defenders End Protest at Florida Capitol

The Dream Defenders have left the Florida Capitol after an incredible 31 day sit-in in protest of the George Zimmerman verdict.

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Dartmouth Fraternity Apologizes for Holding ‘Bloods and Crips’ Party

Dartmouth’s Alpha Delta fraternity chapter had the bright idea of holding a “Bloods and Crips” party. The invitation for the event has surfaced online, forcing them to issue an apology for the totally offensive and racist theme.

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Iman: Boycott Fashion Labels That Don’t Use Black Models

Supermodel Iman has called for a boycott of fashion labels that don’t use black models: “”It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the Sixties, by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott”

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Baseball Player Adam Jones Says Fan Threw Banana at Him During Recent Game

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones says a fan threw a banana at him during a recent game against the San Francisco Giants: “It’s unfortunate that things happen like that, but it ain’t going stop me, myself and the Orioles.”

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Oprah Gets Swiss Apology After Being A ‘Victim of Racism’ In Zurich

Oprah Winfrey made headlines recently after divulging that she was on the receiving end of blatant racism at a high-end store in Zurich, Switzerland. Winfrey had inquired about a very pricey handbag, and was told it was “too expensive” for her.

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