Tag: Racism

No Proof Of Racism By School Bus Driver Who Assaulted Black Children On Video, Cops Say

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SOPA Images / Getty Here’s the thing: There’s a difference between blind speculation and experience-based speculation. But our legal system isn’t equipped to differentiate between the two. In any incident involving white people causing harm to Black people, there will be speculation that the incident was racially motivated. In many cases, […]

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Netflix’s ‘Dahmer’ Exposes The Systematic Racism That Enabled A Serial Killer

NewsOne Featured Video Source: screenshot / Neflix Jeffrey Dahmer is one of America’s most culturally popular serial killers. His story has been told in many different mediums including documentaries as well as movies.  But for some strange reason, most of the stories that have been told about Dahmer leave out very important details about systematic […]

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Marc Wilson Was Just Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Marc Wilson—the Black man convicted for shooting a 17-year-old in Georgia, despite claims of self-defense—will spend a decade in prison.  Judge Ronnie Thompson handed down the maximum sentence for felony involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday, although Wilson will be credited for his time spent awaiting trial. The decision brings closure to more than two years of […]

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What Is Whiteness? New ‘Show & Tell’ Book Aims To Dismantle Racism And White Supremacy

NewsOne Featured Video The cover of The Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness carries a striking image courtesy of South African artist Norman Catherine. The image was created in 2015 as one of a set of digital prints and, typical of Catherine’s work, contrasts dark and light to present a cynical view of the […]

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Trying to Prove You’re Not a Racist

Since I started writing this newsletter, once about every couple of weeks I have received a missive from someone troubled by a controversy involving race, usually in the workplace. These readers feel that their opponents in these fusses are unfairly tarring them as racist. Typical disputes they find themselves embroiled in include whether a school […]

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Black Leaders Rip Adam Silver As Players Agree NBA ‘Fell Short’ Punishing Robert Sarver’s Racism

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jason Miller / Getty A chorus of disapproval is rippling across Black communities and NBA players after the professional basketball league’s commissioner appeared to defend what he called “indefensible” racist and sexist offenses by Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, who critics have said received a lenient punishment for his documented offenses. […]

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BYU Investigation Of Alleged Volleyball Racism Conveniently Finds ‘No Evidence’ Of ‘Racial Heckling’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jamie Schwaberow / Getty Last month, we reported that a Black volleyball player from Duke University said she was taunted with racial slurs by a fan during a game at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. A security guard reportedly had to be placed by the bleachers because the Klan…I […]

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Cops Surveilled Breonna Taylor’s Home and Knew Her Boyfriend Could Be There

Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, stands in front of a portrait of Taylor during a protest memorial for her in Jefferson Square Park on March 13, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) Louisville police surveilled Breonna Taylor’s apartment less than 48 hours before executing the raid that killed her and saw […]

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Black Man Who Claimed Self-Defense in Killing of White Teen Convicted of Manslaughter

MARC WILSON CLAIMED HE FIRED HIS GUN OUT OF SELF-DEFENSE AFTER A GROUP OF TEENS YELLED RACIAL SLURS AND TRIED TO RUN HIM OFF THE ROAD IN STATESBORO, GEORGIA, IN JUNE 2020. PHOTO COURTESY OF WILSON’S FAMILY  A Black man who shot and killed a white teen and claimed self-defense under Georgia’s “stand your ground” […]

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White Man On Unpaid Leave After Video Shows Him Allegedly Stealing Gas From Black Woman’s Pump

NewsOne Featured Video Source: NurPhoto / Getty A Black woman took to the internet with a startling video that captured a white man hurling racist insults at her as he allegedly stole gas from her pre-paid pump. Now, social media users have rallied together to get the unidentified man suspended from his job. The short […]

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Black Duke Volleyball Player Called The N-Word During Match Against BYU Demands Action Not Pity

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Lawrence Manning / Getty People are demanding that officials at Brigham Young University (BYU) take further action after Black volleyball players from Duke University were taunted with racial slurs during a game on Friday. But in a statement on Twitter Sunday afternoon, Duke Volleyball starter Rachael Richardson said she didn’t want […]

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Cop Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Won’t Face Any Charges

These booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020, by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office, shows Atlanta Police officers Garrett Rolfe, left, and Devin Brosnan. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office via AP) The Atlanta police officers involved in the fatal encounter with Rayshard Brooks, a Black man, against the backdrop of citywide protests over George […]

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Cop Handcuffed Pregnant Mom at Gunpoint While Her 3 Kids Watched

Bodycam footage shows Deputy Jacob Desue pointing his gun at a woman he had pulled over for speeding. Screengrab via YouTube  A Bradford County, Florida, sheriff’s deputy pointed his gun, screamed at, and handcuffed a pregnant mother during a traffic stop for speeding earlier this month—all while her three kids looked on. “If you make […]

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A Journey Of Ls: Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Big Lie’ Consequences For Defending Trump Are Piling Up

NewsOne Featured Video CLOSE Source: Spencer Platt / Getty UPDATED: 9:10 a.m. ET, Aug. 16, 2022 Originally published April 28, 2021 The consequences of showing blind loyalty to former President Donald Trump continue to reveal themselves in the most amazing of ways for Rudy Giuliani. The latest instance of that self-evident truth came on Monday […]

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A Florida Teacher’s Poster of Black Historical Figures Was Taken Down, So He Resigned

A Florida elementary school teacher resigned from his job this week after a co-worker removed a bulletin board he made featuring prominent Black Americans like Martin Luther King Jr. and Colin Powell alongside the Pledge of Allegiance—because it was allegedly deemed “not age-appropriate” for students. Special education teacher Michael James, 61, sent his resignation notice […]

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This Comedian Is Playing the Race Card, But That’s Exactly the Point

The parallel universe Clare Brown creates on TikTok, like the one we live in, is largely guided by privilege and power. Except in this place—constructed in videos written and directed by Brown, who also plays all the characters—the social hierarchy is ordered entirely from the Black gaze.  In her brilliant and disruptive videos, Black people […]

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Black Family Accuses Missouri Water Park Of Racism After Teens’ Party Is Suddenly Canceled

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Sasi Ponchaisang / EyeEm / Getty In today’s episode of ‘Was This Racism?’ a Black family is accusing a Missouri water park of racism after the park canceled a party for two Black teens after the family had paid to have it hosted there. From Black Enterprise: Chris Evans, the father […]

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Black Family Accuses Missouri Water Park Of Racism After Teens’ Party Is Suddenly Canceled

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Sasi Ponchaisang / EyeEm / Getty In today’s episode of ‘Was This Racism?’ a Black family is accusing a Missouri water park of racism after the park canceled a party for two Black teens after the family had paid to have it hosted there. From Black Enterprise: Chris Evans, the father […]

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Cops Barred From Guarding George Floyd’s Killer for Not Being White Just Got Paid

The eight nonwhite corrections officers who were banned from interacting with disgraced cop Derek Chauvin because of their race have received a $1.455 million settlement in a discrimination lawsuit. The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners in Minnesota approved the settlement Tuesday, according to the governing body, putting an end to the lawsuit filed by the […]

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Cops Let a Woman Go Free After She Showed Her ‘White Privilege Card’

After Mimi Israelah showed Anchorage cops a “white privilege card” during a traffic stop, they let her go. Photo via screenshot/Facebook A Trump-loving Californian visiting Anchorage for a MAGA rally last month showed local police a novelty “white privilege card” after she was pulled over for swerving in her lane. But instead of citing or […]

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Why Is It On Us To Remain Calm In The Face Of Racism? Black Man Confronts Dillard’s Employee Over Racial Slur

NewsOne Featured Video Source: HUM Images / Getty If I’m being honest, stories about Black people remaining calm in the face of racism just don’t do it for me. To be clear, I’m not mad at Black people for remaining calm—we all have a right to an emotional response of our choosing—it just always seems […]

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Listen Up, Karens: Playground Squabbles Should Not Involve The Police

Listen Up, Karens: Playground Squabbles Should Not Involve The Police G/O Media may get a commission Advertisement And in the case of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Black boy who was fatally shot by police in 2014, we can see how stories like this can take a tragic turn. The police were responding to a call […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Marine Commander Michael Langely

NewsOne Featured Video Source: usembassy / usembassy.gov World-renowned Marine Corps Lieutenant General Michael Langely could become the first Black four-star general in the Marines’ 246-year history. Langely, who has been serving with the U.S. Marines for more than 35 years, was recently nominated to lead all U.S. military forces in Africa as the chief of […]

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‘United Shades Of America’ Episode Centering Black Appalachians Elevates People And Places Erased By White Narratives

NewsOne Featured Video New episode of “United Shades of America” highlights Black Appalachia Source: Amanda Edwards / Getty Black people in Appalachia are finally getting the recognition they deserve. The second episode of the W. Kamau Bell series “United Shades of America” travels to Central Appalachia to share the stories of Black people living and […]

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OP-ED: School Safety Requires Deep Investment Not More Police

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Catherine McQueen / Getty In the wake of one mass shooting after another, many people rightly wonder what can be done to ensure an end to the violence. As many applaud the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, we offer caution and frustration that this legislation increases funding for police in schools, threat […]

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