Tag: Racism

White Supremacist Sentenced To 16 Years For Stabbing Man In The Neck ‘Because He’s Black, And I Don’t Like Black People’

NewsOne Featured Video Nolan Levi Strauss | Source: Malheur County Jail On the morning of Dec. 21, 2019, a white man from Colorado walked into an Arby’s restaurant in Ontario, Oregon. He spotted a Black man who he’d never so much as laid eyes on before the moment he decided to walk up behind him […]

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There’s a Time Capsule in Robert E. Lee’s Statue, but No One Can Find It

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The search is on for a potential time capsule hidden inside the pedestal of Richmond’s infamous but now-removed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. And it’s not going super well. Advertisement Lee’s massive statue was taken down and carted away on […]

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The NFL’s Inspire Change Initiative Is Back to Wave More Performative Activism in Our Faces

The NFL’s Inspire Change Initiative Is Back But please, hide behind Jay-Z and tell me more about how this initiative was devised to demonstrate “how football and the NFL brings people together to work as one” and how the league will “use our example and our actions to help conquer racism.” Advertisement Even the league’s […]

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Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio Sentenced to Jail

Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio Arrested For BLM Flag-Burning at Historic Black Church last month ahead of planned rally by Trump supporters. (Tuite/imageSPACE/MediaPunch /IPX) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The leader of the Proud Boys is going to jail.  A judge in Washington, D.C., threw the book at Proud […]

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A California Town Stole a Black-Owned Resort—Will the Family Get Reparations?

In 1912, a Black couple named Charles and Willa Bruce bought a parcel of land in Manhattan Beach, California, and turned it into a successful seaside resort for Black Californians. Until they were driven out of town—by white city officials who didn’t want Black neighbors. Now, a hundred years later, a new state law will […]

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DOJ’s Investigation Of Phoenix Police Doesn’t Specifically Mention Department’s History Of Racism

NewsOne Featured Video U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Kristen Clarke, joined by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaks on a federal investigation of the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department during a news conference at the Department of Justice on August 5, 2021, in Washington, D.C. | Source: Kevin […]

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How (and Why) to Secretly Tape Calls With Abusers Whenever You Legally Can

People are always going to ask you, later on and when it might really count, for contemporaneous proof of misconduct. Recordings are the most immediately helpful kind, for my money, if you can manage to get them. I was reminded of this today when the New York Attorney General made use of at least one […]

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Making voting easier for previously incarcerated people

In March 2020, 83,000 New Jersey residents who had been ineligible to vote became eligible when a new law took effect restoring voting rights for people on parole or probation who had previously been convicted of felonies. Ariel White, an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Political Science and an MIT Governance Lab faculty associate, […]

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LeBron James And Drake To Capture Stories Of Unsung Black Hockey Pioneers In New Documentary

NewsOne Featured Video Throughout history Black athletes have instrumentally shaped the landscape of hockey, but their contributions have often gone overlooked. A new documentary being produced by LeBron James and Drake will bring the narratives of these unsung Black hockey trailblazers to the forefront, Deadline reported. The film—dubbed Black Ice—will examine the history of racism […]

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American Education Is Founded on White Race Theory

Only 29 years after America abolished chattel slavery, the committee members could not fathom that their Black countrymen had a culture worthy of preservation and study. The lack of Black history or study of the evils of slavery or white supremacy was not an oversight. One 36-year-old member of the Conference of History, a professor […]

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The Trap Doors and Dead Ends of Trying to Get Treated for Long Covid

“As a primary care physician, I take care of the total person, and we need to do everything we can to improve access to that type of care,” Stewart, who works at a community health center, said. Carina Marquez, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, has […]

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Arizona Sen. Wendy Rogers Says She Likes Confederates but Doesn’t Like ‘Traitors Who Hate America.’ So Here’s the Thing…

Arizona Sen. Wendy RogersScreenshot: True News White conservatives have made it abundantly clear they have no interest in students learning the true history of America. They have also made it abundantly clear they need to learn this shit more than anyone else. Advertisement Meet Arizona Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers. We often claim that white […]

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White Parents in Oppose Michigan School Board’s Anti-Racism Resolution Prompted by White Student’s Snapchat Slave Auction

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) White people have always followed a very basic playbook when it comes to ducking discussions and accountability for racism. It’s simple: They deny racism is happening, claim adamantly that they were raised not to see color and characterize any undeniable instances of racism as isolated incidents. Now, the gods of white fragility […]

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White Parents Oppose Michigan School Board’s Anti-Racism Resolution Prompted by White Student’s Snapchat Slave Auction

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) White people have always followed a very basic playbook when it comes to ducking discussions and accountability for racism. It’s simple: They deny racism is happening, claim adamantly that they were raised not to see color and characterize any undeniable instances of racism as isolated incidents. Now, the gods of white fragility […]

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‘The Epitome of White Privilege’: White Woman Who Spit on Black Protester Might Have Hate Crime Charge Dropped

Screenshot: News 8 On Jan. 6—the same day as the whiny wypipo rebellion at the U.S. Capitol—Black woman Keren Prescott was leading a Black Lives Matter protest outside the Connecticut Capitol building when she told an “all lives matter”-spewing white woman, Yuliya Gilshteyn, to “back up,” because she wasn’t wearing a face mask. Gilshteyn wasn’t […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Believe

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante/ The Root, G-O Media Lift Every White Voice: The National Clapback Anthem Lift every white voice and whineTell Black folks what’s on your mindWhine with the harmonies of caucasityLet white tears pour from their eyesUntil white privilege diesLet them sob and moan with white fragility White people be racist as fuck because […]

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Fragile White Man Goes on Racist Rant While Announcing a Race in Iowa

Photo: Alexander Kirch (Shutterstock) White people can’t seem to do anything these days without getting in their feelings about how the world is changing. For some reason, a race announcer in Iowa decided to go on a racist rant against Black people and NFL players who kneel before a race last week. Advertisement According to […]

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White Man Arrested on Hate Crime Charge for Allegedly Punching and Hurling Racial Slurs at Black Chicago Teen With Autism

Philipp T. JordtPhoto: Cook County Department of Corrections White rage continues to boil over with bigoted energy putting Black people who are trying their damndest to mind their own business in contentious and often dangerous positions. In the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, a white man has been charged with a hate crime and […]

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Cuba’s Elites Have Failed Their Country

When the protests against the Cuban government broke out across the island on July 11, one of President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s first reactions was to refer to the behavior of the protesters as “totalmente vulgar, indecente, delincuente” (completely vulgar, indecent, delinquent). Though he would later backpedal and take a conciliatory tone, this elitist dismissal of the […]

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Massachusetts White Supremacist Charged With Hate Crimes, Accused of Distributing ‘Healthy White Living’ Propaganda

Justin MilaszewskiPhoto: Haverhill Police Department A member of the white supremacist group Patriot Front was arrested in Haverhill, Ma., Monday and charged with multiple hate crimes related to property damage, harassment, armed threats and distribution of white nationalist propaganda. Among other crimes, he’s accused of helping to decorate the city with white supremacist “Creativity Movement” […]

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New Texas Bill Drops Requirements for Educators to Teach That White Supremacy, the KKK and Eugenics Were ‘Morally Wrong’

Photo: Drazen Zigic (Shutterstock) Last week, The Root reported that the Texas state Senate voted 18-4 to pass Senate Bill 3—another white fragility bill masquerading as anti-Critical Race Theory legislation. The GOP in Texas—which is fast becoming the sanctuary state where terrible and oppressive laws go to thrive—wants to ditch requirements for teachers to teach […]

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Jensen Huang: Racism is one flywheel we must stop

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, received the distinguished lifetime achievement award by the Asian American Engineer of the Year from the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) group. And in his acceptance speech, he made a rare comment beyond Nvidia’s business matters: “Racism is […]

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Missouri Invite-Only Critical Race Theory Hearing Takes Place Without a Single Black Voice Being Heard

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (Getty Images) On Monday, a Missouri legislative committee held an invite-only hearing on Critical Race Theory and how the state’s educators should teach racism in K-12 schools. The committee is now under heavy criticism for excluding an enormously important element needed to have any critical and productive discussion on the subject of […]

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Ben Carson Writes Anti-Critical Race Theory Fan Fiction for Fox Snooze and Calls It an Op-Ed

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Black conservatives really only exist to parrot narratives for white conservatives. They almost never have an original thought of their own, so they willingly sit on the hands of Republican puppeteers and serve as their “Black friends” who will tow their […]

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Democrats Propose Bill to Rename More Than 1,000 Landmarks With Racist Names—Not That America Is Racist or Anything

Photo: Checubus (Shutterstock) On Friday, congressional Democrats introduced a bill to rename forests, streams, lakes, mountain peaks and other landmarks in the country that include offensive language such as racial slurs for Black people, Mexicans and Native Americans. That’s right, good people: The totally non-white supremacist nation which is absolutely not founded on racism is […]

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Cops Talk Less Respectfully to Black People Than White at Traffic Stops, According to Science

A new study shows that police officers use a different tone for Black drivers at traffic stops than for white. (Photo by Stan Lim/Digital First Media/The Press-Enterprise via Getty Images) Cops are more friendly to white drivers than Black during traffic stops—and now, science proves it. In a study published earlier this week in the […]

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The Black TikTok Creators Strike Is ‘a Labor Strike Too’

Illustration by Arielle Duhaime-Ross  Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A growing tension between TikTok and Black creators has come to a head in recent weeks with some creators taking a stand regarding what they see as appropriation and giving credit where it’s due. Last month, TikTok creator Erick […]

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Black Fox News Guest Emerges From the Sunken Place to Declare Slavery ‘Was Never a Race Thing’

Screenshot: @ndelriego/ Twitter I abhor all conservatives, but I hold special contempt for Black conservatives. This isn’t just because of their ideology; it’s also because they don’t have to be qualified experts in literally anything for white conservatives to uplift them as lackeys who are willing to tow a generic, substanceless white nationalist narrative publicly […]

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Angry White Parents Are Once Again Winning the Battle for the American Classroom

The moral panic around efforts at anti-racist education—which, as both New York magazine’s Sarah Jones and The Guardian’s Julia Carrie Wong have pointed out, is a very old one wrapped in updated clothing—is the predictable result of several strands of right-wing outrage, undergirded by the force that generates so many reactionary movements: the need to […]

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The Seductive Lie of Post-Pandemic Self-Optimization

Since early last year, four million people worldwide have died from Covid-19, with more than 600,000 people passing in the United States. With the onset of the virus, we were suddenly unable to see family, friends, or partners, or in some cases even to return home. From the acute devastation of lives lost en masse […]

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