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In online experiment, white man experiences difficulty of being black

A white man can finally say that he knows what it feels like to be a black woman. At least in the virtual sense. Two weeks ago, Christopher Carbone participated in a social experiment. He swapped his Twitter pic for that of a black woman’s, as part of #RaceSwapExp. He wrote about his experience. 

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North Carolina Supreme Court hears appeals to reinstate death sentences for inmates

North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced. The appeal seeks to challenge the ruling of a law that allowed certain criminal defendants to challenge their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in their prosecutions. 

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B Stylers: Japanese teens who want to be black

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A group of teenagers in Japan known as B Stylers, have declared to live the life of a black person. Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg discovered the teens while traveling around Asia for the past seven months. 

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Report: the attitudes of blacks in America regarding racism, justice and the economy

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Despite experiences of both blatant and subtle racism in American society, Blacks remain somewhat optimistic about their overall well-being. At least that’s the conclusion of a survey commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and EBONY magazine. 

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Video: humorous web series explores race, gender dynamics

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A new YouTube series is taking on race and gender. Tales from the Kraka Tower, created by University of South Florida MA student Aphrodite Kocieda, is equivalent to the academic version of Awkward Black Girl. 

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‘Dear White People’ film creator uses satire, comedy to tackle race

College students across the country are tackling race and prejudice, and a new film is taking on the issue through comedy and satire. Dear White People follows a group of black students at a fictional, Ivy League school. One of the characters host a radio program of the same title where she confronts racism faced by […]

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Music video calls attention to story of Leon Ford

Late last year, we reported the story of Leon Ford, a Pittsburgh teen who was shot by police during a routine traffic stop. No drugs or weapons were found on Ford. Ford is paralyzed and faces up to 20 years in prison for the incident. 

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America had an African zoo captive, and he ended his life on this day

Have you heard of Ota Benga? His life and death highlights one of many racially motivated atrocities faced by people of African decent in America. The Congolese native and Mbuti pygmy was captured and part of an exhibit for the St. Louis World Fair. 

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Black students at Cambridge succeed at cancelling ‘Gone with the Wind’ ball

Black students at Cambridge University were successful in putting a stop to a “Gone with the Wind” themed ball.  St. Edmund’s College had planned to theme its annual summer ball around the 1939 Oscar-winning film that centers around the Civil War, slavery and the deep south. 

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A brief list of nations that imported white people to ‘lighten’ the population

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The Atlanta Black Star has compiled a list of 5 nations that imported Europeans to “whiten” the population. 

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