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Kid's 'Racist' Brownie Remark Brings Cops to 3rd-Grade Party

Critics say NJ school district is over-reacting

(Newser) - A New Jersey school district that some say has gone overboard in how it handles internal incidents recently confronted its latest issue—this time involving a 9-year-old's "racist" comment about a snack, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. At a third-grade party at Collingswood's William P. Tatem Elementary School,... More »

Matchbox Twenty Singer: Sorry for Racist Joke, Australia

Rob Thomas insulted aboriginal population with drinking slur

(Newser) - Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas has apologized after making a joke that was widely taken to be racist during a solo concert in Australia, the AP reports. Thomas apologized on Facebook following the Saturday night show in Melbourne, where he made a joke about dealing with jet lag by drinking.... More »

Secret Service Visits Obama Twitter Troll

As racist tweets welcome president to Twitter

(Newser) - The White House says it's "pleased with the early response" to President Obama's new Twitter account , which has crushed a record and received plenty of adoring messages. But it's the hateful, racist posts that are getting attention, including from the Secret Service. New York Times reports... More »

Principal Canned After Dissing 'All the Black People'

Nancy Gordeuk fired 'in light of recent events,' says board

(Newser) - An Atlanta private school principal who dissed "all the black people" during a graduation ceremony last week is unsurprisingly out of a job. "In light of recent events, the board of directors of TNT Academy has moved to dismiss Nancy Gordeuk as principal," the board says in... More »

School Founder Melts Down, Disses 'All the Black People'

She was upset people were leaving before valedictorian's speech

(Newser) - Nancy Gordeuk's first mistake was accidentally dismissing the attendees of Friday's high school graduation ceremony before the valedictorian had given his speech. Her second, much worse mistake was what she said in an attempt to call them back. "You people are being so rude to not listen... More »

GOP Rep. Calls McCain Racist After Monkey Joke

McCain's Ahmadinejad-themed tweet does not go over very well

(Newser) - As so often happens, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has triggered a merry-go-round of things we wish we could unhear: It seems the Iranian would like to be sent to outer space , which reminded one John McCain that just last week Iran said it sent a monkey there. And so the senator took... More »

Fired ESPN Editor on Lin Headline: 'Honest Mistake'

Anthony Federico 'devastated' at his error

(Newser) - The canned ESPN editor behind the apparently racist Jeremy Lin headline tells the New York Daily News it was "an honest mistake," and "had nothing to do with me being cute or punny." Anthony Federico says he's used the phrase "chink in the armor"... More »

Fox Host: Obama Hosting 'Hoods' in the 'Hizzy'

Eric Bolling accused of racism after latest remarks

(Newser) - A Fox Business host is being accused of racism after declaring that President Obama likes to host “hoods” in the “hizzouse.” Eric Bolling initially referred to Obama’s Oval Office meeting with Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Thursday, then noted that “it's not first time... More »

Woman Gets Indefinite Jury Duty for Racist Remarks

She got out of one trial, but she'll be back in court

(Newser) - You've probably heard stories about people getting out of jury duty by making outrageous statements—but that tactic, if in fact it was her ploy, most definitely did not work for one Brooklyn woman. Juror No. 799, up for duty in the death penalty trial of a crime boss, was... More »

Mel's Rant Posted —More to Come?

And he's dumped by his talent agency

(Newser) - For those yearning for the total experience of what it's like to be on the wrong end of Mel Gibson's brand of crazy, Radar's finally released the audio of the actor screaming at babymama Oksana Grigorieva. And it's got more where that came from, reports the AP. Meanwhile, feeding the... More »

Gibson's Latest Slur: 'Wetbacks'

When will he shut up?

(Newser) - If the latest Mel Gibson tirade, reported this morning (Oksana Grigorieva “f***ing deserved” to get punched…twice), isn’t enough to kill his career…this one should do it. Gibson, of course already famous for his anti-Semitic remarks and another tape in which he uses the N-word , completed the... More »

Latest Limbaugh Racist Quip: Paterson as New 'Massa'

He uses slave term about black governor, Massa controversy

(Newser) - The resignation of New York congressman Eric Massa has given Rush Limbaugh fodder for a new racist comment: Yesterday, he said David Paterson will be playing "massa" if he appoints Massa's replacement—a reference to slavemasters and the governor's African-American heritage. "So, David Paterson will become the massa... More »

Rush Limbaugh Steps Into 'Negro' Fray

Says, 'It was negroes that brought Ted Kennedy his booze'

(Newser) - The word negro hasn't seen this much action in years, but Rush Limbaugh last night joined Harry Reid in resuscitating the term—with a little speaking ill of the dead thrown in for good measure. Discussing the 2008 presidential campaign on his radio show last night, Limbaugh jumped into the... More »

Wash. Mayor Under Fire for 'Glenn Beck Day'

Critics slam decision to offer controversial pundit key to the city

(Newser) - The mayor of Mount Vernon, Wash., has taken a stand on the controversy over Glenn Beck calling President Obama a “racist.” He plans to give the Fox News lightning rod a key to the city and proclaim Sept. 26 “Glenn Beck Day,” the Seattle Times reports.... More »

'Great White Hope' Outcry an Overreaction

Lawmaker's remark clichéd, not racist: Tucker

(Newser) - Lynn Jenkins' remark that Republicans are seeking "the great white hope" has been blown far out of proportion, Cynthia Tucker writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sure, the freshman lawmaker welcomed young GOP stars "who are, well, white," but she was just drawing on a cliché... More »

Army Hits Harry With Sensitivity School

Disciplinary action follows two racial gaffes

(Newser) - Prince Harry has been booted to sensitivity camp by his army higher-ups following back-to-back racial gaffes, People reports. Shortly after calling a fellow soldier a "Paki," the 24-year-old royal told a black comedian, "You don't sound like a black chap." The diversity lessons, slated to last... More »

Harry Stirs Up New Race Row

Prince in hot water again for telling comedian he 'didn't sound black'

(Newser) - Prince Harry is facing fresh accusations of racial insensitivity after telling a black comedian "You don't sound like a black chap," reports the Daily Telegraph. Stephen Amos says the prince made the quip when they met after a comedy show for Prince Charles' 60th birthday. "I wanted... More »

Harry Faces Disciplinary Action for Racist Slur

Prince's use of "Paki" violates no-racism policy

(Newser) - Prince Harry will likely receive a formal reprimand after a video of him using a racist slur made waves in the British press, reports the Telegraph. Harry has already had one meeting with his regiment commander over his use of "our little Paki friend" to describe a captain in... More »

Berlusconi Repeats Obama 'Suntan' Joke

Italian prime minister plunges into controversy again

(Newser) - Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi, who raised eyebrows worldwide when he recently referred to  President-elect Obama as "handsome, young and suntanned," has repeated what he apparently thinks is a good joke—this time extending it to include model Naomi Campbell. "We would all like to be tanned like... More »

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