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Video: C-SPAN callers use Civil Rights show to complain about white oppression

  When C-SPAN’s Washington Journal invited its viewers to weigh in on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, several callers dialed in to advocate for “white pride.” They even suggested that black people owe them, well all white people, for ignoring discrimination against the Irish and Italians. 

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Newspaper headline refers to Obama as ‘The n***er in the White House’

A New York-based publication has decided to print a headline that refers to President Obama as “The N***er in the White House.” The WestView News printed the headline. 

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Vandals deface MLK bridge in Indiana

For the second time in two weeks, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge in Fort Wayne, Indiana has been vandalized.  This time, the defacing came in the form of racist remarks on two benches. 

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Report: 1 in 5 black kids view race as an obstacle

  According to research commissioned by BBC’s Newsround programme, 21 percent of black children felt their skin color would impact their level of success. Just 2 percent of white children and 13 percent of Asian children shared the same sentiment. 

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Louis Vuitton sued over manager’s slave comment about African employees

Fashion house Louis Vuitton is facing a lawsuit after a boss at a flagship store allegedly told an African employee that “Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.” Sales associate Oliver Koffi claims he was in the stock room packing shoes for a customer when his manager began the rant in front […]

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Detroit lawyer racially profiled at Talbots

Portia Roberson, a Detroit lawyer, is the latest black person to be racially profiled while shopping. Roberson went to a suburban Detroit Talbots store to return items. Before she returned them, however, she wanted to try them on. According to her Facebook post, when Roberson emerged from the dressing room, she was confronted by police officers.

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Poll: 63% of population blame blacks for own conditions

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When it come to blacks inability to succeed, 63 percent of the American population feels that it’s their fault. The findings come as part of a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center. In their report, “Beyond Red vs Blue: The Political Typology,” researchers collected data via a national survey of 10,1013 adults between January 23-March […]

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Not even FIFA is immune: fans show up in Blackface at Ghana game

FIFA, the organization in charge of running the World Cup which is currently taking place in Brazil, is considering investigating German fans who chose to wear blackface when their team played Ghana. Pictures of two men in blackface, who appeared to be cheering for Germany, have been circulating the internet. 

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High Schools students’ epic response to offensive flyers makes us all proud

 When a hateful flyer against immigration surfaced in a Brampton, Canada high school, students came up with an epic response. A group called Immigration Watch passed out the offensive flyers around Brampton earlier this year. The flyer shows two images: one of an all-white crowd with the caption “From This…” and another of a group […]

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Heather Booth remembers Freedom Summer 1964

The following post was written by Carla Murphy of Colorlines. It tells the story of Heather Booth, a white participant on Freedom Summer 1964 and appears under the original title of “Remembering Freedom Summer 1964 Heather Booth.” By: Carla Murphy In the summer of 1964—Freedom Summer—more than 1,000 Northern, mainly white students traveled for the […]

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