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Racists in Israel are out of control, residents plan to flee

Tensions are high in Israel, but one angle that isn’t being talked about much is the explosion of racism and extremism. It started shortly after the kidnapping of three Israeli boys in Gush Etzion, that led to an assault in Gaza which has left more than 1,000 dead. 

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Justice for Renisha: medical examiner called to stand in Ted Wafer trial

Renisha McBride would have needed to consume 10 to 11 shots of vodka in an hour to get her blood-alcohol level to when it was when she lost her life on a Dearborn Heights, Michigan porch. At least that’s what former Chief Wayne County Medical Examiner Dr. Werner Spitz told jurors during testimony in Theodore […]

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New app allows disenfranchised to record incidents in real-time

There’s a new app that is helping disenfranchised individuals in Chicago record incidents of racism and discrimination in real-time. Vocalize was created to help individuals rediscover their voice and reclaim their rights.

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Angry UPS driver gives black man noose made of packing materials

The United Parcel Service (UPS) says it’s investigating one of their drivers after a man says he handed him a noose during an office delivery. Georgia resident David Mitchell says the driver acted strangely when they first encountered each other during work hours. 

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This HBCU is 90% white

You would think that most of a Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCUs) student population would mainly consist of African-American students. But there are some HBCUs where blacks make up just a small amount of the student body population. Bluefield State College is one of them. 

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Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country. In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white […]

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Arizona school under fire for teaching literature that outlines the ‘benefits of slavery’

An Arizona charter school is being criticized for teaching what opposing members call “racist” and “sexist” lessons in its classrooms.  Two books by Cleon Skousen, who is often cited by uber conservative talk show host Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement, are required reading for Heritage Academy seniors in Mesa. 

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Florida cops with ties to the KKK leave department

Two members of the Fruitland Park, Florida police department resigned amid allegations that they were associated with the Ku Klux Klan.  The allegations were contained in a confidential  FBI report provided to police Chief Terry Isaacs by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and led to the resignation of Deputy Chief David Borst and the dismissal of […]

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Clothing company in hot water after matching black child’s face with body of monkey

A children’s clothing line is coming under fire after a t-shirt featuring a monkey’s body was paired with the face of a black boy on a cardboard cut out. The combination was first spotted on Twitter Wednesday, and is now creating an uproar. The company, Just Add A Kid, is chalking it up to “a […]

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University agrees to remove Confederate flags from campus following protests

After a wave of student-led protests on campus, officials at Washington and Lee University have agreed to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel. The changes came after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities.

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