Tag: racial profiling

After a Police Shooting, Ethiopian Israelis Seek a ‘Black Lives Matter’ Reckoning

NETANYA, Israel — What stings most is not that he was arrested at 15, that his crime was speaking up for a younger boy, that he was one more Ethiopian harassed by the Israeli police, or even that he was pummeled by the police officer on the way to the station house. The one memory […]

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App Developer Responds to ‘The Racist Nextdoor’

Screenshot: Nextdoor The company behind a widely used neighborhood networking app has responded to claims of rampant racial profiling and bigotry following The Root’s examination of racism on the increasingly popular genre of neighborhood-based social media. The Racist Nextdoor If you had to pick between the ability to fly or the ability to become invisible, […]

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2,500 Reports of Police Bias. Not One Was Deemed Valid by the N.Y.P.D.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] About 2,500 people have lodged formal complaints in the last four and a half years with the New York Police Department, reporting that officers acted with bias toward them. Not a single allegation has been substantiated by the Police […]

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#ShoppingWhileBlack: Video Shows Store Owner Harassing, Calling Security on Black Boys

Image: Chris Carraway When a South Carolina store owner called security and threatened to notify police on a group of black men for talking too loud, putting their negro hands on his merchandise and—most egregiously—paying him no attention, the young men learned a valuable lesson about racial profiling and being black in America. However, it […]

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Oberlin Helped Students Defame a Bakery, a Jury Says. The Punishment: $33 Million.

Protests over cultural sensitivity have long been a staple at Oberlin College, a liberal arts school tucked into the cornfields of Ohio, where students have spoken out about everything from microaggressions to the cultural appropriation of sushi. Now some of those protests have put the college on the hook for tens of millions of dollars. […]

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Family Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against City of Phoenix After Police Allegedly Assault, Threaten to Shoot Family

Image: iStock A family is suing the City of Phoenix for $10 million after police officers were caught on video using what the family believes is excessive force. Per AZ Central: Dravon Ames, 22, and his pregnant fiancée, 24-year-old Aisha Harper were pulled over by Phoenix police near 36th and Roosevelt streets on May 29. […]

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An Antiracist Reading List

No one becomes “not racist,” despite a tendency by Americans to identify themselves that way. We can only strive to be “antiracist” on a daily basis, to continually rededicate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage. We learn early the racist notion that white people have more because they are more; […]

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After Sephora Announces Companywide Diversity Training, Customers Say Racial Profiling Isn’t the Only Problem

Photo: Charley Gallay (Getty Images for Sephora) Sephora, you’re probably going to need more than a morning for this. After singer-songwriter (and former employee) SZA put America’s favorite beauty emporium on blast in early May following a racial profiling incident at its Calabasas location, we expected a requisite grand gesture was soon to follow. 40 […]

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‘Go Buy Yo Fenty Beauty in Peace, Sis!’ After Racial Profiling Incident in Sephora, SZA Gets Gift From Rihanna

SZA attends the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna during New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2016.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for FENTY PUMA)) It’s been nearly a month since SZA reported being racially profiled in Sephora’s Calabasas location, and by all appearances, the beauty chain has yet to make it up to its former employee-turned-international superstar […]

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