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Director Steve McQueen Floored That 20% of Black Kids View Race as an Obstacle

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Americans have such a long and muddled history with racism that we sometimes forget that racism isn’t intrinsic to the U.S. Even though racists in America have willfully marginalized blacks, America is certainly not the only area of the world where blacks face discrimination. A recent study on how British children feel about their plight was so troubling that film director Steve McQueen sounded the alarm. The Guardian reports that…

Malcolm X says that building black business protects from racism

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In this speech, Malcolm X talks about black business. Malcolm says that black children must be taught the importance of supporting black business.   He also says that black people must be taught about the importance of going into business for themselves. By opening businesses of our own, Malcolm reminds black people that we would then have the ability to create employment for ourselves. He says that once you can create…

63% of Americans Believe Blacks Are Mostly Responsible for Their Own Condition

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Blacks were property during slavery, then there was Jim Crow, and blacks weren’t initially even included in the New Deal. We could go on to list the ways in which blacks have been systematically disenfranchised in America, including redlining, but somehow, a majority of Americans still believe that blacks who can’t get ahead are mostly responsible for their own condition. A Pew Research poll found that most Americans believe that…

KKK Grand Dragon Shocked That He’s Being Bοoted From Neighborhood Watch

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Ever since self appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman gunned down unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people have been wary of overzealous neighborhood watch members. In Philadelphia, the Tacony Town Watch decided to play it safe by giving one longtime neighborhood watch member, who is also a Grand Dragon in the KKK, the boot. Bill Walters’ connection to the KKK was apparently revealed after a slew of Klan fliers arrived at…

World Cup Fans Are Mocking Players With Blackface and No One Cares

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Black soccer players routinely face racism, best evidenced by fans from opposing teams calling them monkeys and throwing bananas onto the field. If you thought the World Cup would be anymore civilized than ordinary matches, you’d be wrong. A neo-Nazi sympathizer took to the  field during the Ghana-Germany match and that wasn’t the only offense found by Fare, the fans’ anti discrimination wing. The man who interrupted Saturday’s match had…

White Detroit Cop Says He’s the Victim of Racial Discrimination

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A Detroit lieutenant alleges that he became a victim of racial discrimination and retaliation after he blew the whistle on wrongdoing in the police department. Lt. Charles Flanagan, who is white, claims that the Detroit Police Department’s drug division created a hostile work environment for him, eventually causing Flanagan to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Flanagan, a 29 year veteran, says while heading up the drug…

Maya Angelou Brings Tupac Shakur To Tears

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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 of…

White Professor Sues HBCU Over Reverse Discrimination

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A white professor is accusing Alabama State University, an Historically Black College, of discriminating against him and his partner after they blew the whistle on racial preferences at the school. Professor John Garland filed suit against the university after allegedly being singled out for calling attention to reverse discrimination at the school. According to Dr. Garland, he “observed instances where applicants were not seriously considered for employment because of their…

Researchers experiment shows you’re probably more racist than you think

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Jane Elliott is an internationally known teacher, lecturer, and diversity trainer.  Elliott is most known for the blue eyes/brown eyes exercise she conducted with her all-white third grade class in Riceville, Iowa following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  In the exercise, Elliott told her class that blue-eyed people were smarter and better than brown-eyed people and proceeded to give blue-eyed students an extra five minutes of recess.  She…

Black Grandmom Falsely Accused of Shoplifting Wins $105,000 From H&M

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A 59 year old African-American woman was awarded $105,000 by an Oregon jury after being falsely accused of shoplifting at an H&M store. In 2011 Brenda Moaning was followed by a video camera then taken to a back room by loss prevention officers after she visited an H&M store at Clackamas Town Center in Oregon. Moaning says that although she had all receipts for the items in her bag,  she…

“We Hang Blacks for Drinking White People Only Water,” Says Cotton Gin Supervisor

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During slavery and even as sharecroppers, many blacks spent their lives picking cotton. Those workers were often faced with brυtal beαtings and repulsive work conditions, but even though it’s now 2014, workers at a Tennessee cotton gin are alleging that they encountered racism on the job. African-American employees at Atkinson Cotton Warehouse allege that the way they are treated brings to mind how cotton pickers were treated during Jim Crow…

Terry Crews Says Racism Is Forgivable

Terry Crews Says Racism Is Forgivable

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  Terry Crews recently did an interview with VladTV regarding the Donald Sterling controversy. Sterling has been banned from the NBA for making racist comments on an audio recording that was made without his knowledge and then later released to TMZ. Sterling has a history of racial discrimination, some of which he even faced lawsuits for. The current controversy revolves around a photo his companion, V Stiviano, took with Michael…

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Attorney General Eric Holder Works With Organizations to Stop Police Profiling of Black LGBT Community

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Reported by April Taylor The prevalence of racial profiling is never far from many people’s minds, but profiling of African American LGBT people is not often talked about. US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a plan to begin collecting data on stops, searches, and arrests by federal law enforcement officials in an effort to support his newly proposed ban on profiling that is based on sëxual orientation and/or gender identity….

Elgin Baylor Says Clippers Owner Liked Showing Off “Beautiful Black Bodies”

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Former NBA player and L.A. Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor spoke with CNN on Wednesday about Donald Sterling’s racial views. Baylor acknowledged that he’d had disagreements with Sterling over the issue of race and that Sterling would sometimes bring women into the locker room to show off the bodies of African-American players. “Look at those beautiful black bodies. That’s what he used to say,” Baylor said. He said he had…

Woman tells Tom Joyner: When I pretended to be white, I got lots of job offers

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Yolanda Spivey conducted a personal experiment that got the attention of the world.  She says that after being jobless for a long period of time and getting no offers, she chose to pull the wool over her potential employers’ eyes.  Yolanda changed her name to Bianca White and pretended to be a white woman. After making this cosmetic change to her name and resume, she found that the companies suddenly…