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The price of blackness in America


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:57 pm August 18, 2014 The following post originally appears on Gawker. It was written by Lanre Akinsiku. By: Lanre Akinsiku In undergrad, I drove a ’92 Ford Taurus that just hulked, tank-like, up and down the streets of Berkeley. The thing was conspicuous, an ocean liner. I was pulled over all the time, once […]

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Governor declares state of emergency and curfew in Missouri


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:36 pm August 18, 2014 Missouri governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed an overnight curfew in Ferguson over the weekend. The move is an attempt to quell disturbances that have shaken up the city since a Ferguson police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. 

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Black UIC employee accuses staff of racism

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:53 am August 12, 2014 A black employee at the University of Illinois at Chicago says his job was made a “living hell” due to taunts by co-workers. Chuck Conner, 49, who is a mechanic at the institution, says he’s received a black Santa Claus and a rope in the form of […]

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Teacher who was called ‘white trash’ wins $350,000 lawsuit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:50 pm August 11, 2014 A former Maryland teacher has won a $350,000 jury award after accusing the school system of discriminating against him because he is white. In his lawsuit against the Prince County George’s school board, Jon Everhart alleged that a black principal forced him out of his job because […]

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Study: whites support harsher criminal laws if mostly blacks are getting arrested

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:32 am August 8, 2014 According to a new study, white people support harsher criminal laws as long as blacks are the ones getting arrested. The findings come after whites were presented with evidence that our criminal justice system disproportionately targets black people. 

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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:30 am August 6, 2014 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 […]

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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:16 am August 1, 2014 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. […]

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New app allows disenfranchised to record incidents in real-time

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:34 am August 1, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:41 am July 30, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:12 pm July 28, 2014 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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