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White Supremacist Sentenced to 10 Years for Arson Attack on African American Home

Chicago-area white supremacist Brian James Moudry has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting the home of an African American family on fire. Moudry splashed the house with gasoline and lit it ablaze while eight children and one adult were inside. Luckily, all were able to escape.

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STUDY: Blacks Are Nearly 4 Times As Likely As Whites of Being Arrested for Pot Possession

According to the ACLU, whites and blacks use marijuana at the same rate. Yet, African Americans are nearly four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession. And on a state-by-state basis, this disparity is even higher.

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Cheerios Commercial Featuring Interracial Family Ignites Racist Backlash

Cheerios recently posted a new commercial on YouTube, featuring an interracial family. The ad’s YouTube page was then inundated with negative, racist comments. So much so that Cheerios was forced to disable its comments section.

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Congressional Medal of Honor Awarded to Four Little Girls Killed in 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

President Obama has signed a bill that awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to the four little girls killed in the 1963 KKK bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL.

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REPORT: 400,000 Innocent Black and Latino New Yorkers ‘Stopped and Frisked’ in 2012

According a new report released by the NYCLU, the Stop and Frisk program led to 400,000 innocent black and Latino New Yorkers being stopped by the NYPD.

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Yet Another Fried Chicken Joke Directed at Tiger Woods

During an awards dinner in London, Garcia was jokingly asked if he’d invite arch-rival Tiger Woods over for dinner. His response: “We will have him round every night…we will serve fried chicken.”

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Bronx Bus Tour Shows NYC Tourists What a “Real Ghetto” Looks Like

NYC bus tour Real Bronx Tours reportedly takes foreigners on a tour of the Bronx to learn what a “real ghetto” looks like. Past patrons say the tour guide, Lynn Battaglia, pokes fun at the borough and its residents throughout the tour; lambasting the Bronx as a crime and poverty-infested nightmare.

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Kanye West’s “New Slaves” Rails Against the Prison-Industrial Complex

Reactions to Kanye’s new track “New Slaves” has been mixed. But what is undeniable is the song’s discussion of the prison-industrial complex; as it lays plain the impact of institutional racism and private prisons on communities of color.

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To All Afraid of the ‘Ghetto’

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I cannot count the number of times I have heard comments equating majority poor black neighborhoods (“ghettos”) with exponential violence this week. Most, however, do not understand the clear problems with these statements. While the majority of these comments are from my classmates at the University of Chicago- a school that actively others the surrounding […]

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David Dennis: Why isn’t New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting a ‘national tragedy’?

Writer David Dennis reflects upon how race and class impact what mainstream America deems a “national tragedy”: Why don’t tragedies like the gun violence crisis in Chicago, or the New Orleans Mother’s Day shooting receive the national mourning and media attention it deserves?

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