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After racist rant, cop who pushed Don Lemon relieved of duty

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A St. Louis police officer who was seen on CNN earlier this week pushing Don Lemon back during a live broadcast from Ferguson, Missouri has been dismissed of his duty. The decision came after officials saw a video of an hour-long speech he delivered that included hate speech against African-Americans, the LGBT community and President Obama. 

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‘Hercules’ actor Kevin Sorbo calls Ferguson protesters ‘animals,’ issues apology

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“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo apologized for an offensive rant he posted on his Facebook page that referred to black protesters in Ferguson, Missouri as “animals” and “losers.” 

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Racist message spray-painted on black-owned downtown venue

A popular black-owned venue in Chicago was tagged with a racist message on its wall. “N—– GO HOME” was spray-painted in large white letters on the front wall of Nouveau Tavern at 358 W. Ontario St. The club has a predominantly black clientele. 

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Black UIC employee accuses staff of racism

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 a noose while working there. 

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Cheerleaders pose as ‘gangsters’ for school photo

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Officials from the Redlands school district are looking into a photo of the Redlands East Valley High School cheerleading squad which shows members of the team dressed as “gangsters.” 

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White police officers arrested for murdering daughter’s black boyfriend

Two Tulsa, Oklahoma police officers were arrested Tuesday night in connection with a deadly shooting. Shannon Kepler, 54, and his wife Gina Kepler, 48, were taken into custody regarding the death of 19-year-old Jeremy Lake, a black teen who was dating their daughter.

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Community leaders say no to white cultural studies teacher

In just a few weeks a new California middle school will open. Rutherford B. Gaston is slated to open in Fresno, and black community and church leaders are calling on the Unified School District to reconsider its hiring of a white African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian studies teacher. 

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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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Video: school bus driver hurls racist insults at children

A former Florida school bus driver was caught hurling racist epithets about black students during a rant on a cell phone video. For 10 years, Pamela Michener had been working with the Sarasota school district as a bus driver before resigning in May. 

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All but three of America’s wealthiest families are white

According to a report by Forbes, all but three of America’s 185 wealthiest families are white.  Forbes’ 185 dynasties with fortunes of at least $1 billion is the first comprehensive ranking of the richest families in America. 

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