Tag: racial profiling

Black Columbia Student’s Confrontation With Security Becomes Flashpoint Over Racism on Campus

Alexander McNab, a black Columbia University senior, was walking through the gates of Barnard College on his way to the library at about 11:30 p.m. last Thursday. He heard a voice calling out “Hello, Sir,” repeatedly, after he had entered the gates. He figured it was a school public safety officer, wanting to see his […]

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A Late-Night Food Run at Barnard College Turns Into a Racial Hashtag for One Black Student

Barnard College in New York CityPhoto: Associated Press A college student’s quest for late-night leftovers turned into a racially charged episode where the student was roughed up and six Barnard College security guards ended up on administrative leave pending an investigation by the school into their actions. “We deeply regret that this incident occurred, and […]

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One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

The Chinese government has drawn wide international condemnation for its harsh crackdown on ethnic Muslims in its western region, including holding as many as a million of them in detention camps. Now, documents and interviews show that the authorities are also using a vast, secret system of advanced facial recognition technology to track and control […]

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Harford County Sheriff Finds ‘Lawyering While Black’ Complaint Unfounded; Says ‘Real Victim’ Is the Deputy

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler speaks about the alleged racial profiling by a deputy during press conference Tuesday at the Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct.Screenshot: WJZ TV After a complaint—and a whole lot of press—prompted the Harford County, Md., Sheriff’s Office to investigate a case of “lawyering while black,” the police have come back with their […]

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Harford County Sheriff Finds ‘Lawyering While Black’ Complaint Unfounded; Officials Say Deputy Is the ‘Real Victim’

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler speaks about the alleged racial profiling by a deputy during press conference Tuesday at the Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct.Screenshot: WJZ TV After a complaint—and a whole lot of press—prompted the Harford County, Md., Sheriff’s Office to investigate a case of “lawyering while black,” the police have come back with their […]

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Stop-and-Frisk Policing Can Make Criminals of Black and Brown Boys, Study Finds

Photo: iStock If you treat someone like a criminal he’s more likely to act like one later in life and commit a crime. That’s among the findings of a New York University study that looked at the impact of “proactive policing” policies—initiatives like stop-and-frisk and police stops that have cops “engaging” with those most likely to […]

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Brooklyn Man Found Guilty in Murder of Jogger Karina Vetrano

The young man had confessed to beating and strangling Karina Vetrano as she jogged in a Queens park nearly three years ago. Traces of his DNA were found on her neck and cellphone, and underneath her fingernails. The evidence “overwhelmingly proves” that the man, Chanel Lewis, 22, is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, a prosecutor […]

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‘Race-Biased Dragnet’: DNA From 360 Black Men Was Collected to Solve Vetrano Murder, Defense Lawyers Say

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When Karina Vetrano was found beaten and strangled in a Queens park nearly three years ago, the New York Police Department carried out one of the most intense and extensive manhunts in the agency’s recent history. But defense lawyers […]

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Va. Police Pull Guns, Handcuff College Students Over Broken Tail Light. Cop Claims Supreme Court Gives Him the Right

Virginia University of Lynchburg students shown handcuffed as police officers stand over them.Screenshot: Facebook Four Virginia University of Lynchburg….Wait, there is an actual place called Lynchburg and black people are there. This story is over; the police did whatever the black kids said they did. The place is called L-Y-N-C-H burg, which is obviously named […]

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Virginia Police Pull Guns, Handcuff College Students Over Broken Tail Light. Cop Claims Supreme Court Gives Him the Right

Virginia University of Lynchburg students shown handcuffed as police officers stand over them.Screenshot: Facebook Four Virginia University of Lynchburg …Wait, there is an actual place called Lynchburg and black people are there? This story is over; the police did whatever the black kids said they did. The place is called L-Y-N-C-H burg, which is obviously […]

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While Stop & Frisk Has Decreased Substantially in NYC, Significant Racial Disparities Remain: Report

Photo: Scott Olsen (Getty Images) The good news is that Stop and Frisk—the NYPD’s practice of stopping and patting down people in New York City—has dropped by more than 98 percent since its height and that the rate of violent crime continues to drop. The not-so-good but frankly, not surprising, news, is that the percentage […]

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While Stop & Frisk Has Decreased Significantly in NYC, Young Men of Color Are Still Hit Hardest: Report

Photo: Scott Olsen (Getty Images) The good news is that Stop and Frisk—the NYPD’s practice of stopping and patting down people in New York City—has dropped by more than 98 percent since its height and that the rate of violent crime continues to drop. The not-so-good but frankly, not surprising, news, is that the percentage […]

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A Border Agent Detained Two Americans Speaking Spanish. Now They Have Sued.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Thursday against United States Customs and Border Protection on behalf of two American women who were stopped last spring in a small Montana city by a border agent who said he was asking for their identification because he heard them speaking Spanish. The border agent, identified […]

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Do White People Have Higher IQs?

Photo: iStock Explain Like I’m a Racist 5-Year-OldLike the popular subreddit “Explain Like I’m 5,” which simplifies complex issues into easily understandable, digestible bites, “Explain Like I’m a Racist 5-Year-Old” breaks down complicated subjects on the intersection of race, economics and politics, making them so simple, even a bigoted toddler could understand them.   Sick Kyle! […]

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Black Teens Accused of Shoplifting at Kroger Had Receipts. Police Still Gave Them a Trespass Warning

Photo: iStock A Texas Kroger manager is being accused of racially profiling some black teenagers who came into his store to buy snacks. I’m not inclined to disagree. According to KXAS-TV, two black boys and two young black men—ages 15, 16, 19, and 20—went into a Kroger last week and made their purchases, juice, chips, […]

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DoubleTree Fires Employees Who Evicted Guest for ‘Calling His Mom While Black’

Screenshot: @mymainreason (Instagram) The DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, OR, has fired two employees who evicted a guest because he is black and was talking on the phone with his mother in the lobby. The announcement, made on Twitter, comes just a day after the company said it was placing the two men on administrative leave […]

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Black Toronto Residents Are 20 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Police, New Report Finds

Photo: Getty Less than 10 percent of the population of Toronto is black, but according to a new study, black residents of Canada’s largest city make up 70 percent of fatal police shootings. The study, undertaken by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, was released on Monday and delves into seven years of data on police […]

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In the Latest Example of White Women Not Minding Their Damn Business, ‘Target Tammy’ Makes Her Auspicious Debut

Screenshot: @HollaBlackGirl (Twitter) I don’t know if you’ve ever had the privilege of meeting a black person, but outside of ensuring that we remain moisturized at all times, one of our favorite pastimes is discussing black movies. Over drinks and raucous laughter, you might catch us deconstructing the elevator stare down from 1992’s Juice, or […]

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White Man Allegedly Pulls Gun on Black Muslim Teens in Minnesota McDonald’s, Manager Handles It Terribly

Screenshot: Farida Osman (Twitter @snatchingedgess) Minnesota investigators are reviewing an incident at an Eden Prairie McDonald’s in which a white man allegedly pulled a gun on a group of black Muslims teens. Some of the confrontation was captured in a short video which shows a group of teenagers, some of whom are wearing hijabs, gathered […]

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