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Racism

  1. crime
    Everything We Know About the Killing of George FloydThe Hennepin County Medical Examiner has ruled Floyd’s death a homicide.
  2. protests
    How to Support the Struggle Against Police BrutalityOrganizations to donate to, and other actions to take to help demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of police violence.
  3. culture
    Lea Michele Accused of Racism and Bullying by Glee Castmates“YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD ‘SH*T IN MY WIG!’ AMONG OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGGRESSIONS,” Samantha Ware wrote.
  4. required reading
    13 Books You Should Read About Black LivesFrom established classics to newer works.
  5. crime
    A Black Man Asked a White Woman to Leash Her Dog. She Called the Cops.“I’m going to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”
  6. protest
    Protests Erupt over George Floyd’s Death in Police CustodyHundreds of people took to the streets; police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
  7. life after life
    There’s No Way to Prepare for GriefI thought checking in with family members could keep the sense of loss at bay. When my uncle died, that felt foolish.
  8. coronavirus
    Black Americans May Be Disproportionately Dying of CoronavirusThe data is limited, but it is so far damning.
  9. culture
    This Podcast About Race Is Even More Relevant NowRebecca Carroll’s Come Through brings a fresh perspective to the moment.
  10. fashion
    Model Says She Was Pressured to Wear Racist AccessoriesTwo FIT administrators have been suspended after models walked the runway wearing large prosthetic ears and lips at a school fashion show.
  11. culture
    Russian Ballet Refuses to Stop Using BlackfaceEven after Misty Copeland criticized the practice.
  12. weddings
    Wedding Websites Say They’ll Finally Stop Glorifying PlantationsUntil now, the wedding industry has had few qualms about repurposing sites of historical atrocities as venues for fairytale romance.
  13. racism
    The Crisis at Syracuse UniversityAfter at least ten racist incidents over the past two weeks, students say they’re afraid to attend class.
  14. culture
    Gina Rodriguez Apologizes Again for Using the N-Word“I am so deeply sorry.”
  15. crime
    Ex-Cop Who Shot Black Woman in Her Own Home Charged With MurderAaron Dean fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson while she was playing video games with her nephew.
  16. power
    Ex-Cop Sentenced to 10 Years for Murdering Her Black Neighbor in His Own HomeIn September 2018, Amber Guyger killed Botham Jean in his own apartment.
  17. justin trudeau
    Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface Makeup to a Private-School Party in 2001A yearbook photo shows the Canadian PM in brownface at an ‘Arabian Nights’ party. And a new video shows him wearing blackface in a separate incident.
  18. snl
    New SNL Hire Shane Gillis Has a History of Racist and Homophobic RemarksSources in the Philadelphia comedy scene — where Gillis lived and performed — tell Vulture they were surprised to see the casting news.
  19. sports
    Teen Swimmer Penalized Because Her Swimsuit ‘Exposed Too Much’The 17-year-old was disqualified for the way her school-issued suit fit, though the decision was later reversed.
  20. voter suppression
    A Texas Woman Is Fighting a 5-Year Prison Sentence for Trying to VoteCrystal Mason says she didn’t realize she was ineligible to vote, and is seeking a new trial ahead of her harsh sentence for voting illegally in 2016.
  21. do-over
    New York Times Admits Headline About Trump ‘Urging Unity’ Was BadAfter considerable backlash over the way it framed Trump’s response to this weekend’s mass shootings.
  22. crime
    Frat Bros Suspended After Posing With Guns in Front of Emmett Till MemorialThree Ole Miss students face a civil-rights investigation over the offensive Instagram photo.
  23. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Is Done Responding to Bigoted Assumptions About Her BeliefsThe congresswoman said she was “appalled” to be asked about female genital mutilation yet again.
  24. everyday racism
    Pregnant Black Lawmaker Verbally Attacked by Man at Grocery StorePregnant Georgia state representative Erica Thomas was harassed by a man who was mad she was in the express checkout line with too many items.
  25. dress codes
    Houston High School Under Fire for Instituting Dress Code — for ParentsCritics say the new guidelines target black women and lower-income families.
  26. charlottesville
    Driver in Charlottesville Car Attack Pleads Guilty to 29 Hate CrimesJames Fields Jr. will not be given the death penalty.
  27. crime
    Second Man Found Dead in the House of Prominent Democratic DonorPolice have now confirmed that both men died of accidental methamphetamine overdoses.
  28. student protests
    Private School Students Lock Out Administrators in Protest Over Racist Video“The lockout is to try to shed light on the fact that students of color really aren’t being represented here at all.”
  29. politics
    Virginia First Lady Asked Black Children to Imagine ‘Being a Slave’She reportedly also handed them pieces of raw cotton.
  30. politics
    A Comprehensive Guide to the Scandals Engulfing Top Virginia PoliticiansFrom the racist yearbook photo to sexual-assault allegations.
  31. lawsuits
    Student Was Told Her Skin Was ‘Too Dark’ to Perform With Dance Team: LawsuitA black student says she was told her skin would clash with the team’s costumes.
  32. power
    School Won’t Punish Students From Nazi Salute PhotoAdministrators said they couldn’t know “the intentions in the hearts” of 60 boys who were photographed appearing to do Sieg Heil.
  33. crime
    White Man Accused of Killing Two Black People at Kroger Charged With Hate CrimesGregory Bush tried to enter a predominantly black church before shooting two black people at the supermarket.
  34. culture
    Swedish Instagram Model Insists She’s Not Pretending to Be BlackShe’s one of many influencers who’ve been called out in the past few weeks.
  35. politics
    Photo of Teen Boys Doing a Nazi Salute at Prom Goes ViralThe boys apparently taunted their classmates for years without consequence.
  36. offensive behavior
    Megyn Kelly Is in Huge Trouble With NBC for Her Blackface CommentsHer show is reportedly expected to wrap by up the end of the season amid her blackface controversy.
  37. politically correct
    Megyn Kelly Tells Staff She’s Not a ‘PC’ Person in Apology for Blackface CommentIn a note to staff she said she’s never been politically correct, but understands that “we need to be more sensitive in this day and age.”
  38. racism
    White Woman Calls Cops on Man for ‘Babysitting While Black’“All because I got two kids in the backseat who do not look like me.”
  39. crime
    Chicago Police Officer Who Shot, Killed Laquan McDonald Found Guilty of MurderIn October 2014, Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times.
  40. racism
    Amid Racist Threats, Vermont’s Black Female State Representative Steps Down“The sacrifices were becoming too great,” Kiah Morris said.
  41. crime
    Dallas Police Accused of Trying to Smear Botham Jean, Man Killed at Home by CopPolice scoured Jean’s apartment for drug paraphernalia after he was shot and killed by his neighbor.
  42. in memoriam
    Mollie Tibbetts’s Father Writes Op-Ed: ‘Show Some Decency’“On behalf of my family and Mollie’s memory, I’m imploring you to stop.”
  43. flying while muslim
    Muslim Woman Forced to Show TSA Her Bloody Pad During Body SearchZainab Merchant says two TSA officials requested that she pull down her pants and underwear after a pat down.
  44. mollie tibbetts
    Trump Is Shamelessly Using Mollie Tibbetts’s Murder to Incite HateWhere many see a tragedy, Trump sees an opportunity.
  45. racism
    Sarah Sanders ‘Can’t Guarantee’ There’s No Recording of Trump Saying the N-wordIn a statement that’s sure to do nothing to quell the rumors about Trump’s racist conduct.
  46. presidential tweets
    Trump Calls Omarosa ‘That Dog’ in Early Morning TweetThis comes amid allegations that Trump used the N-word and other racial slurs prior to and during his presidency.
  47. white nationalism
    Anti-Hate Protesters Far Outnumbered Unite the Right Rally AttendeesBy the time Jason Kessler spoke at the Unite the Right rally, only 20 participants remained.
  48. racism
    A Smith College Employee Called the Cops on a Black Student Eating Her LunchThe staff member thought she “seemed out of place.”
  49. power
    How to Spend Your PrivilegeThe reaction to Nia Wilson’s death is a lesson in being an ally.
  50. crime
    Man Arrested in Brutal BART Stabbing of Nia Wilson, an 18-Year-Old Black WomanThe suspect, 27-year-old John Cowell, was arrested while riding a BART train.
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