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November 12, 2014

Former Mississippi Gov. Apologizes After Calling Obama’s Policies “Tar Babies”

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Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has apologized for using a racially inflammatory term to refer to President Obama’s policies. Barbour, a politician turned lobbyist, made the comment while speaking to clients of his BGR group on Thursday. He was remarking on how unlikely it is that the U.S. will elect a Democratic president after two terms of Obama. “And then he said there is no one who will run for…

McDonald’s Manager Goes on Racist Rant: “Get the F*ck Out”

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A McDonald’s manager in London is in trouble for going on a racist tirade against Somali customers. According to The Mirror, the restaurant manager became irate and told the customers to “get out” and that “all you f***ing Somalians are the same.” Yasin Farah, 27, says he and his friends had been out that night and arrived at the McDonald’s around 5:30am on Sunday, on November 2nd. Farah says the…

Dutch High Court Refuses to Ban “Black Pete” Santa Claus Character

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A high court in the Netherlands has refused to ban a character that many critics regard as racist. The character “Black Pete” is the counterpart to the Dutch version of Santa Claus and is played by white people in black face who wear afros. Many Dutch people adore the character and claim that it’s inoffensive, while critics say the blackface character is a racist representation. According to the Associated Press,…

Dr. Maya Angelou: What Did Her Mom Say That Helped Her Change The World?

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  Dr. Maya Angelou is known for inspiring generations through the wisdom of her words and the way she carried herself through life’s ups and downs.  Born Marguerite Johnson on April 4th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, she came from humble beginnings.  Growing up in Stamps, Arkansas exposed her to the deep racial prejudices and brutality of the Jim Crow South.  Her experiences with racial discrimination and prejudice became part…