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White Federal judge to receive no punishment after controversial remarks about race

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Last year, Judge Edith H. Jones of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals made a series of controversial remarks about race.  Affidavits from attendees pointed to the problematic language, especially from a sitting federal judge. Despite Jones’ offensive remarks, she will not be punished. 

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Study: when shown photos of black voters, whites have greater support for voter ID laws

According to a study released by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, white people’s perception of voter ID laws change after being show photos of blacks at the polls. And it isn’t for the better. 

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Woman sparks controversy by dressing in blackface as ‘Walking Dead’ character

A white Cosplay enthusiast is facing the wrath of the Internet for going “blackface” in order to look like Michonne from The Walking Dead.  Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. 

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Cop fatally shoots man in own driveway, charges filed against officer

South Carolina native Ernest Satterwhite, 68, was a former mechanic who had a habit of ignoring police officers who attempting to pull him over. The great-grandfather is now dead after a slow-speed chase which led to his driveway got him killed by a 25-year-old police officer. 

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Iggy Azalea justifies why she should be allowed to say ‘n*gga?’

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Iggy Azalea has sparked controversy after allegedly taking to social media to defend her use of the word n*gga. The white Australian rapper has been growing in popularity, having made billboard.com’s ‘Hot Rap Songs’ list twice. But many have accused her of hijacking black culture, particularly citing the use of her “fake” black Southern accent. 

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Woman beat by cop on California highway reaches settlement

A California Highway Patrol officer who was caught on video repeatedly punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has agreed to resign. The CHP announced that Officer Daniel Andrew was stepping down and that the agency would pay $1.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought forth by the victim, Marlene Pinnock. 

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Video: South Carolina patrolman shoots man as he reaches for license

A South Carolina trooper who shot an unarmed man for what appears to be no apparent reason was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault and battery. Sean Groubert was fired from the Highway Patrol after the shooting incident. He now faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted for wrongfully shooting driver Levar Jones.

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‘Django’ actress handcuffed, accused of prostitution after kissing white husband

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A black actress says she was handcuffed and detained by police after being mistaken for a prostitute while out with her white husband. Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film Django: Unchained, posted the news on her Facebook page. She said her arm was cut during the encounter with police in Hollywood. 

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Rebellious Maryland students bring more Confederate flags to school

Not even a week after a Maryland student was reprimanded for bringing a Confederate flag to school property, two more students have committed the same offense. A photo circling the Internet shows students at Glenelg High School raising the Confederate flag at the school’s football game last Friday. 

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Oakland firefighter says he was racially profiled by police officer

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A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young sons were detained by a white police officer outside of his job. Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his sons who are 9 and 12, were walking back to their SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding […]

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