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In lawsuit, Donald Sterling accused of racism by second ex-lover

A former employee and ex-lover of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has come forward with accusations of racism against the mogul. In her lawsuit, Maiko Maya King claims the Clippers owner fired her after she rejected “a stream of racist and sexist taunts.” 

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NBA brings charges against Donald Sterling, set to vote June 3

The NBA brought formal charges against Donald Sterling on Monday. The Los Angeles Clippers owner was accused of damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments. A hearing, slated for June 3rd, gives owners the chance to terminate Sterling’s ownership of the team with a vote. 

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Video: documentary takes on ‘rules of racism’

For its third installment, the “Hidden Colors” docuseries is tackling racism head on. The series takes a look at the cultural history of African Americans, through the lens of  identity and race in America. But “Hidden Colors 3″ goes beyond the traditional narrative of lynchings and race relations in the country, by offering an in-depth […]

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Eric Holder: ‘systematic racism far more harmful than racist outburst’

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told graduates during a commencement address at Morgan State University that subtle, everyday racism within the criminal justice system especially, is far more harmful than racist outbursts. He used examples such as those by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. He referred to the remarks […]

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Donald Sterling’s apology: ‘I’m not racist’

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has issued an apology for racist remarks made during a recorded conversation with his former girlfriend V. Stiviano. On Sunday, Sterling apologized for the entire ordeal calling it a “terrible mistake.”

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Kim Kardashian expresses worries about racism, talks feelings before and after having biracial baby

Kim Kardashian is worried about racism. The reality star posted an essay on her website were she discusses how she felt about racism and discrimination before she had baby North with rapper Kanye West, and how she feels now:

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California Assembly passes bill that would ban the Confederate flag

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California state government departments will be prohibited from displaying or selling items that carry the Confederate flag. The state’s Assembly passed the bill Monday. 

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Racist tweet by New York Comptroller target Melissa Harris-Perry

An upstate New York politician referred to MSNBC news anchor Melissa Harris-Perry as a “damned dirty ape” on Twitter. The remark, made by Jim Coughlan, the Dutchess County controller and candidate for state Senate, was in response to remarks she made about child-rearing that upset many conservatives. 

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Lawsuit: black teacher mocked with minstrel show photos by students

An Arizona teacher has filed a lawsuit against the Tempe Union High School District after students at Ahwatukee’s Desert Vista High School racially discriminated against her.  The suit, filed by Cobb in February, came after a student posted a video to a social media site the month before. 

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White student: ‘I will never apologize for white privilege’

A white college student who doesn’t believe in the existence of racism or white supremacy wrote an essay about why he would never apologize for white privilege. Tal Fortgang says that he’s tired of being told to “check his privilege” by others at his college. Here’s an excerpt of the essay that was published in […]

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