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Kaepernick anthem protests spark controversy in NHL
Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown has hit out at Team USA Coach John Tortorella over his comments about sports stars refusing to stand for the national anthem – a trend recently set by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Read Full Article at
214 points by Russia Today | United States The Star-Spangled Banner Racism National Hockey League Want John Tortorella Flag of the United States Flag
For the first time, Bill Cosby’s lawyers claim racism
Cosby’s legal team raised the issue on the courthouse steps after a hearing in his criminal sex assault case        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Bill Cosby The Cosby Show Jury Michael Eric Dyson Law Black people Racism Phylicia Rashād
French Goebbels? Writer claims French Army will clear Muslims from France as Israel did in Gaza
Social media is furious after controversial French writer and TV personality Eric Zemmour said that the French Army will reconquer its metropolitan areas and suburbs and clear them from Muslims as Israel did in Gaza. Read Full Article at
4701 points by Russia Today | Racism Nazi Germany France Joseph Goebbels French people Franks Demographics of France Charles de Gaulle
Mural of Gov. LePage in KKK garb sparks debate in Portland
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A mural depicting Maine Gov. Paul LePage in full Ku Klux Klan regalia sparked a heated debate in Portland regarding the boundaries of free speech. The street art was painted on a wall belonging to the East End Wastewater Treatment Facility sometime within the past week. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Ku Klux Klan Racism Hate speech White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Mississippi Mickey Mouse
Bill Cosby’s lawyers claim racism for the first time
PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby has long preached the gospel of personal responsibility to fellow blacks, irritating those who fault racism for holding the community back. But now lawyers for the 79-year-old comedian have suggested for the first time that racial bias is to blame as Cosby faces the prospect of 13 women testifying in court...
269 points by New York Post | Bill Cosby The Cosby Show Jury Michael Eric Dyson Black people Law Racism Phylicia Rashād
London City Airport flights disrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters blocking runway
London City Airport was brought to a standstill on Tuesday for more than five hours after nine protesters from the Black Lives Matter campaign gained access to the runway. Read Full Article at
683 points by Russia Today | Airport United Kingdom Racism White people Civil disobedience Protest Miscegenation Race
Vogue's Yeezy Season 4 review begs the question: Do fashion and politics mix?
Fashion reviews can be mean, mundane and sometimes even glowing — but rarely are they vehicles to make political statements. In its review of Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 show, which took place Wednesday afternoon at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, went there when it said Donald...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Franklin D. Roosevelt African American Harry S. Truman Democratic Party MTV Video Music Awards Howard Hughes Racism Kim Kardashian
Hillary Clinton gives spirited address on spirituality
Hillary Clinton refuses to lose this election, and on Thursday, she said she wouldn’t be losing her religion either.
158 points by Daily News | Barack Obama Democratic Party African American Hillary Rodham Clinton Racism 2008 Democratic National Convention Bill Clinton United States presidential election 2008
Airbnb tries to fight racism with rule changes
Accused of doing too little to thwart discrimination on its short-term home rental platform, Airbnb announced policy changes Thursday that are intended to educate and punish hosts who don’t follow its rules and protect guests.  In a 32-page report written by former American Civil Liberties Union...
92 points by Los Angeles Times | Discrimination Racism Racial discrimination
Airbnb unveils policies that would prevent racial discrimination
Getting a room might prove a little bit easier for black Airbnb users under new policy guidelines the company unveiled Thursday.
60 points by Daily News | Racism Discrimination Congressional Black Caucus G. K. Butterfield Racial discrimination Race Racial segregation Miscegenation
UN calls out Western demagogues
The UN's human rights commissioner has launched a blistering attack on the West's populist politicians, labeling them "demagogues and political fantasists."
297 points by CNN | United Kingdom Independence Party Peacekeeping Human rights Racism Nigel Farage European Union South East England Hala Gorani
Segregated ‘blacks only’ housing at California university reignites old debate
Administrators at California State University in Los Angeles (CSULA) have defended their newly-opened “Black Living-Learning Community” after it was described as being “segregated” and “black-only” housing. Read Full Article at
347 points by Russia Today | Racism Discrimination Race University Association of American Universities University of California Berkeley Racial segregation The Los Angeles Times
Ken Burns' 'Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War' crisply portrays an American couple's heroism
Not everyone hears the drumbeat of war, but those who do, and turn it into life-saving action, often become some of the most memorable, affirming figures to emerge from the horrors of conflict. Such is the case of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, married Unitarians from Massachusetts who heeded their...
97 points by Los Angeles Times | Nazi Germany World War I Antisemitism Marriage Racism Refugee Germany Adolf Hitler
Airbnb apologizes for racism complaints
Airbnb apologized for its slow response to accusations of racism and outlined new policies to combat the problem        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Discrimination Eric Holder Racism Copyright Civil liberties All rights reserved Renting Policy
Airbnb apologizes for racism complaints, outlines changes
Airbnb on Thursday apologized for its slow response to accusations of racism and outlined new policies to combat the problem, including reducing the prominence of photos in the booking process.
15 points by The Denver Post | Discrimination Eric Holder Civil liberties Racism Renting Policy Holiday Racial discrimination
With 'Insecure,' 'Loosely Exactly Nicole' and 'Atlanta,' young black stars are taking charge of their own destiny
An African American woman from a community outreach nonprofit group is addressing a grade-school class when one student interrupts: “Why you talk like a white girl?” CLICK! A plus-sized African American woman is seducing her white on-and-off boyfriend, promising a night of carnal delight: “Come...
45 points by Los Angeles Times | African American Black people White people Race Colored Race Racism White American
Air China removes magazine criticized as racist
BEIJING — Chinese flag-carrier Air China said Thursday that it had removed copies of its inflight magazine containing an article criticized as racist for telling visitors to take precautions when visiting areas of London with large ethnic-minority populations. The state-owned airline said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the September issue of “Wings...
14 points by New York Post | Race Black people Ethnic group Miscegenation Racism White people China African American
How Airbnb is addressing its racial-bias problem
In response to growing complaints of racial bias among its users, Airbnb will beef up its nondiscrimination policy, do more to diversify its own workforce and offer implicit-bias training to its hosts, according to a report released Thursday after a three-month review by the company. But the short-term...
92 points by Los Angeles Times | Racism Gender Discrimination Hotel Sexual orientation Heteronormativity Affirmative action Adultism
Airbnb Adopts Rules in Effort to Fight Discrimination by Its Hosts
The short-term rental company has been facing criticism that some hosts reject renters based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, age or disability.
11 points by The New York Times | Discrimination Civil liberties Gender Human rights Eric Holder Racism Adultism Heteronormativity
Airbnb makes changes to halt racist, discriminatory practices
The company is responding to complaints that crystallized in the #Airbnbwhileblack hashtag.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Discrimination Civil liberties Civil and political rights Human rights Racism Adultism Affirmative action Gender
Pastor wrong to invite Trump
Bishop Wayne Jackson adhered to one of the most important principles of the African-American church by inviting Donald Trump to speak before his congregation. He also illustrated how faith is almost always diminished when it is used for crass political purposes.
4957 points by CNN | African American Black people Martin Luther King Jr. Racism Race United Kingdom Slavery Haiti
Far-right mayor claims real French people are ‘European, white, Catholic’
A far-right mayor in France has made headlines for his anti-Muslim rhetoric once again, saying that being French means being “European, white, and Catholic.” Now, an anti-racism organization has announced it is taking legal action against the politician. Read Full Article at
5968 points by Russia Today | Charles de Gaulle Islam France Muhammad Racism French language Muslim Romance languages
Megan Rapinoe’s national anthem protest thwarted by Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling again during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than “subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent.”
12 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | The Star-Spangled Banner Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Racism Chicago Red Stars 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season
Megan Rapinoe stymied in bid for second national anthem protest
The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than "subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent." The National Women's Soccer League team moved up the anthem,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | The Star-Spangled Banner Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Racism Chicago Red Stars Game 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season
This year's Toronto International Film Festival will be socially charged
Follow the Toronto International Film Festival with the Los Angeles Times Sept. 7, 2016, 1:32 p.m. On Sept. 8, the 40th Toronto International Film Festival will kick off, and with it the annual awards-season derby that will end with the Academy Awards next February. Over the course of 10 days,...
72 points by Los Angeles Times | Academy Award Academy Award for Best Picture Film Racism Barack Obama Toronto International Film Festival Black people
KING: No place for attacks on character of Timothy Caughman
Early Wednesday morning, I first learned that one of the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in London was Aysha Frade
11093 points by Daily News | Criminal law Criminal record Crime Public records Victim Reckless driving Racism Murder
Canada passes M-103 motion against Islamophobia
Non-binding motion tasks Canadian government with study to develop ways to address racism and discrimination.
60 points by Al Jazeera English | Democracy Pierre Trudeau Islam Canada Racism Parliament Debut albums Prime minister
This week in Columbia history: Fred Weaver becomes first African-American on Howard County board
In March 1969, Howard County Executive Omar Jones appointed Columbia resident Fred Weaver to the county personnel board. The first African-American to be named to a county board, Weaver, 78, said he dedicated his service to diversifying the county's employees. His 10-year tenure, Weaver said, was...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Affirmative action Columbia Maryland African American Frederick Douglass Howard County Maryland James Rouse Racism Maryland
Baltimore County school board members: Inequality persists but progress has been made
Members of the Baltimore County school board acknowledged that racial inequality persists in their schools and reaffirmed their ongoing work to make their schools diverse. "This county is still segregated, but we have done a very good, diligent job of addressing race and saying words like 'inequality,'"...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Racial segregation Chairman Board of directors Race Racism African American Corporate governance Management
Europeans won’t be able to ‘walk safely’ if EU’s current attitude persists, Erdogan warns
People in Europe won’t be able to “walk safely” and freely on the streets if they don’t change their current attitudes, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has warned, amid a deepening diplomatic row over the cancellation of Turkish rallies in the EU. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Germany Nazism Adolf Hitler Europe Turkey Nazi Germany Fascism Racism
Joppatowne VFW Post cancels contract after learning renters are white supremacists
Members of Joppatowne Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5838 on Pulaski Highway say they were unknowingly renting their hall once a year for about a decade to a white supremacist group. That practice ended this week soon after the group's identity was brought to the VFW post's attention on...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | White supremacy Racism Renting Rental agreement Supremacism Leasing White power skinhead
Man with neo-Nazi fliers at Calif. college gets punched in face
The neo-Nazi punching trend continues.
7 points by Daily News | Nazism Racism Neo-Nazism Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler White supremacy Nazi Party American Nazi Party
Warning: Canada is not what you think it is
If you assume Canada is a welcoming haven from the bile and divisiveness in the age of Trump, you may be mistaken.
5 points by Al Jazeera English | Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Canada Conservative Party Conservative Party of Canada Racism Terrorism Islam
Aaron Carter attacked over perceived racial slur
It wasn't a party for Aaron on Friday night.
375 points by Daily News | Aaron Carter Racism Race Backstreet Boys Urban Dictionary Race Mexico Nick Carter
Three more firefighters say they were hazed by FDNY members
Three more FDNY firefighters have stepped forward to claim they were hazed and humiliated by fellow smoke-eaters, The Post has learned. The individuals contacted attorneys in the wake of a series of Post reports on a rookie firefighter who charges he was sexually assaulted and tormented at his midtown firehouse, and another who says he...
820 points by New York Post | Pleading Bullying Abuse Discrimination Racism Allegation Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Cause of action
Larry Wilmore tells Milo Yiannopoulos to ‘go f--k' himself
He couldn't take it anymore.
190 points by Daily News | President American television actors Racism American stand-up comedians President of the United States Chairman Speaker Violence
Bill Maher Lets Milo Yiannopoulos Attack Female Comedians Unchecked on HBO’s ‘Real Time’
If Milo Yiannopoulos hoped that Bill Maher and HBO would provide him a new platform to renew attacks on familiar targets, his wish was granted. The far-right provocateur appeared on HBO’s “Real Time” Friday and took aim at the likes of Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, and other female comics — and offering praise for his... Read more »
14 points by Variety | Twitter Saturday Night Live American stand-up comedians American film actors Racism American television actors Amy Schumer George Carlin
Snyder commission: Racism played role in Flint crisis
A Snyder-appointed commission claims “structural racism” played a part in the Flint water crisis        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Racism Racial segregation Civil Rights Act of 1964 Discrimination White privilege Water crisis Water supply Race
Angry pols demand FDNY end sex assaults, hazing of new recruits
It's time for the FDNY to end hazing — including sexual assaults — at firehouses, a group of elected officials and firefighters said.
6 points by Daily News | Discrimination Sexism Racism Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse Bullying Racial discrimination Abuse
Bob Jones University to regain nonprofit status
Bob Jones University says it will regain its federal tax-exempt status on March 1, more than three decades after the IRS stripped its nonpro...       
14 points by USA Today | Supreme Court of the United States Bob Jones University Tax exemption Bob Jones III Tax Racism Miscegenation Marriage
KING: Trump falsely claims he's the 'least anti-Semitic' person
I doubt you are the least anti-Semitic or least racist person most people know.
249 points by Daily News | Racism Ku Klux Klan Race White supremacy Barack Obama Bill Clinton White people Democratic Party
Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Black students should be offered free tuition and housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison because blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and UW-Madison remains out of reach for black students today, the student government…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Race White supremacy University University of Wisconsin–Madison Black people Madison Wisconsin Racism African American
FBI releases file on 1970s Trump housing discrimination case
Minorities accused Trump company of racial bias.
870 points by The Washington Post | Donald Trump Racism Washington D.C. J. Edgar Hoover Fred Trump The Washington Post United States Department of Justice Watergate scandal
Commentator fired over Venus Williams ‘gorilla’ comment files lawsuit against ESPN
Former ESPN commentator Doug Adler, dropped by the channel following his “gorilla effect” comment during the match between Venus Williams and Swiss Stefanie Voegele, has filed a lawsuit against the network. Read Full Article at
-2 points by Russia Today | Grand Slam African American The Championships Wimbledon The Sports Network Racism Australian Open Tennis Serena Williams
In South Jersey town, someone hoists valentine hearts against hate
Handmade pink and red hearts with messages of love and racial harmony are tacked to a row of utility poles in Cinnaminson, just a half-block from one of the locations where KKK hate literature was found over the weekend.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Burlington County New Jersey Ku Klux Klan Racism Moorestown Township New Jersey Cinnaminson Township New Jersey Valentine's Day Maple Shade Township New Jersey Love
Ex-fireman who posted anti-Semitic rants on ballot to head FDNY union
A retired city firefighter who posted racist and anti-Semitic rants on Facebook is now officially on the ballot to head the FDNY union, sources said. Kenny Specht, whom The Post exposed for calling an Orthodox Jewish couple that lost seven kids in a Brooklyn fire “dirty bastards,” was nominated for the empty seat with the...
121 points by New York Post | Judaism Black people New York City Fire Department English-language films Racism African American United Kingdom Anti-Zionism
This, dear white people, is how to look like a snowflake
Everybody loves free speech, it seems — and just about everybody also knows someone they wish would just hush up. That's an old saying that I just made up. It came to mind amid some of the protests that have been busting out all over Donald Trump's America. Back in the 1960s, progressive college...
2956 points by Chicago Tribune | White people Conservatism Donald Trump Left-wing politics Centre-right Political spectrum Protest Racism
City fires LGBT director, names replacement

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | LGBT Gay Transgender Community Homosexuality Racism Discrimination Community practice
Slain Missouri KKK leader's wife and stepson charged with murder
The wife and stepson of a Ku Klux Klan leader found fatally shot next to a river in eastern Missouri were charged in his death Monday. Malissa Ann Ancona, 44, and her son, Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr., 24, were charged with first-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a...
1538 points by Los Angeles Times | Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Leaders of the Ku Klux Klan Christian terrorism Sheriff White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Racism Mississippi
Brown: Let loathsome Lewandowski speak at U of C
A students-only seminar Wednesday at the University of Chicago with former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is drawing fire.
69 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Barack Obama White supremacy Donald Trump Political spectrum Right-wing politics Racism Supremacism Ivana Trump