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Racism

  1. power
    University of Georgia Fraternity Suspended Over Racist Group Texts“Lord give me the strength to not call that woman a racial slur,” one message read.
  2. police brutality
    Wisconsin Police Shot a Black Man Multiple Times in the BackOfficers opened fire on Jacob Blake while his back was turned, as his three children watched from the car.
  3. rnc 2020
    Anti-Abortion Activist Totally Fine With Police Profiling Her Biracial Son“Statistically, my brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense over my white sons,” says RNC speaker Abby Johnson.
  4. power
    Corey Couldn’t Take It AnymoreA Yale cafeteria worker smashed a monument to slavery, and changed an institution.
  5. crime
    A White Couple Allegedly Terrorized Their Black Neighbor for 3 YearsIn July, Jennifer McLeggan hung a sign on her door that said, “I live in FEAR for my life at home.” Now her neighbors have been arrested.
  6. childbirth
    Black Newborns Are 3 Times More Likely to Die When Treated by White DoctorsNew research exposes the harrowing racial disparities in childbirth and postnatal care.
  7. crime
    Everything We Know About the Killing of George FloydNewly released body cam footage suggests the officers involved adopted an aggressive stance from the outset.
  8. power
    A Black Teen Jailed for Not Doing Her Schoolwork Is Now FreeThe 15-year-old girl, who struggles with ADHD and a mood disorder, was detained for nearly 80 days.
  9. book excerpt
    There’s a Divide in Even the Closest Interracial FriendshipsIncluding ours.
  10. crime
    A Black Man Says He Was the Victim of an ‘Attempted Lynching’Vauhxx Booker says he was attacked by a group of white men who threatened to “get a noose.” Now, the FBI is investigating.
  11. power
    Amy Cooper Charged With Filing a False Police ReportAfter she called 911 and falsely claimed that a Black bird-watcher was threatening her life in Central Park.
  12. power
    Yes, Activists Are Serious About Defunding the PoliceA new bill, created by the Movement for Black Lives, calls for a “time-bound plan” to close all federal prisons and divest from policing.
  13. 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.
  14. power
    The Protests Aren’t Stopping Anytime SoonOne month into the nationwide uprising against police brutality, protesters have taken over City Hall Park in Manhattan to make their demands heard.
  15. crime
    A Black Teen Says Four White Men Lit Her Face on FireThe attack is being investigated as a hate crime.
  16. who's next?
    Johnson & Johnson Will Finally Stop Selling Skin-Whitening Creams“Fairness” serums, cleansers, and creams are getting axed.
  17. explainer
    What Exactly Happened Between Jessica Mulroney and Sasha Exeter?Exeter says the TV personality threatened her livelihood and attempted “to silence a Black woman behind closed doors.”
  18. climate crisis
    Climate Change Is Making Pregnancy Riskier, Especially for Black MothersA survey of 32 million births in the U.S. shows that high temperatures and pollution are linked to underweight or premature babies and stillbirths.
  19. power
    More Food Companies Are Reconsidering Their Racist BrandingUncle Ben’s, Mrs. Butterworth’s, and Cream of Wheat appear to be following Aunt Jemima’s lead.
  20. decisions
    What Do We Do With Bravo?The idea that we can keep watching reality shows without thinking has finally soured.
  21. first person
    This JuneteenthI want to feel the peace that white people have enjoyed at my expense.
  22. racism
    Aunt Jemima Is Finally Getting a New NameQuaker Oats has acknowledged the brand’s heavy reliance on racial stereotypes, about 130 years in.
  23. black at...
    Black Teens Are Taking Their Fancy Private Schools to Task for RacismStudents and alumni are fed up, and are no longer holding back their pain.
  24. photography
    The Afterlife of George Floyd: A Portfolio by Photographer Eli ReedAmerican iconography of a death, history and a Black southern homecoming.
  25. media
    ‘Am I Biased Because I’m Black?’Alexis Johnson, a reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, says she was barred from protest coverage because her bosses felt her tweets showed “bias.”
  26. do better
    What Do We Want From White Celebrities Right Now?The price of having a platform has gone up.
  27. the body politic
    Racism Doesn’t BlinkThe public performance of white supremacy is key to upholding it.
  28. fashion
    Anthropologie Accused of Racially Profiling Black CustomersFormer employees say they were instructed to identify Black shoppers as “Nick” or “Nicky” and follow them around stores.
  29. power
    CrossFit CEO Resigns After Saying ‘We’re Not Mourning for George Floyd’Greg Glassman expressed doubt that systemic racism exists and espoused unsubstantiated conspiracy theories on a work-related conference call.
  30. bravo
    Vanderpump Rules Has Fired Stassi and Kristen for RacismAs well as two other cast members, Brett and Max.
  31. crime
    Gunman Plows Car Through Seattle Protest, Shooting DemonstratorThe victim, a 27-year-old black man, is reportedly in stable condition.
  32. tv
    Vanderpump Rules Stars Once Called the Cops on a Black Cast MemberFaith says Stassi and Kristen bragged about reporting her to the police in 2018. “It didn’t work, so they were upset about that.”
  33. pride
    Ways You Can Support the Black LGBTQ+ CommunityFor Pride Month and beyond.
  34. 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.
  35. required reading
    13 Books You Should Read About Black LivesFrom established classics to newer works.
  36. 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.”
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. coronavirus
    Black Americans May Be Disproportionately Dying of CoronavirusThe data is limited, but it is so far damning.
  40. culture
    This Podcast About Race Is Even More Relevant NowRebecca Carroll’s Come Through brings a fresh perspective to the moment.
  41. 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.
  42. culture
    Russian Ballet Refuses to Stop Using BlackfaceEven after Misty Copeland criticized the practice.
  43. 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.
  44. racism
    The Crisis at Syracuse UniversityAfter at least ten racist incidents over the past two weeks, students say they’re afraid to attend class.
  45. culture
    Gina Rodriguez Apologizes Again for Using the N-Word“I am so deeply sorry.”
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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