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NHL Fans Taunt Black Player With 'Basketball' Chant

Chicago Blackhawks boot 4 male fans for remarks to the Washington Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

(Newser) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league condemns the behavior of four male fans chanting a racial taunt against a black player, and that he backs the Chicago Blackhawks for ejecting the offenders. Bettman says no one "should ever have to endure such abuse at one of our games,... More »

Racists Lie About Attacks by Black Fans During Black Panther

And they're using pictures of actual domestic violence victims to do so

(Newser) - Reason number 149,684,594 the internet should be burned to the ground: Trolls on social media are using photos of actual victims of domestic violence to make false claims that white people are being targeted in racially motivated attacks at Black Panther screenings. BuzzFeed reports one photo shared on... More »

Official: Man Shot 6 Immigrants Out of 'Racial Hatred'

Apparently random shooting spree targets African immigrants in Italy

(Newser) - An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in Italy during a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, the AP reports. Police photos showed the shooting suspect with a neo-Nazi tattoo prominently on his forehead as he sat in custody and an Italian flag tied around... More »

Astronaut Was to Make History—Until NASA Intervened

Jeanette Epps was to be the first African American on the ISS

(Newser) - Jeanette Epps was to make history when she set foot on the International Space Station in June, as the first African-American astronaut to do so. Emphasis on "was." NASA on Thursday announced a shake-up to its crew assignments, stating Serena Auñón-Chancellor would be bumped from her... More »

Asst. Police Chief Resigns Over Racist Facebook Messages

'If black shoot them'

(Newser) - An assistant police chief in Kentucky resigned after exchanging what a county attorney calls "highly disturbing racist and threatening Facebook messages" with a Louisville police recruit, the Courier-Journal reports. A letter from county attorney Mike O'Connell to Prospect Mayor John Evans detailing the contents of the messages, sent... More »

He Was in a Controversial H&M Ad. Now He's Had to Move

Family of 5-year-old Liam Mango says they had to vacate their home for 'security reasons'

(Newser) - Controversy keeps swirling around H&M and an online ad that showed a young black boy in a hoodie with the words "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle." The ad has since been removed, but the family of 5-year-old Liam Mango, the ad's model, now says they had... More »

Trump's Ex Agrees: He's a 'Stable Genius'

Ivana Trump also says the president 'definitely is not racist'

(Newser) - Ivana Trump, former wife of the president, appeared on Good Morning Britain Monday and had good things to say about her famous ex. Two of the big quotes in circulation, via the Telegraph :
  • Racism: "I don't think Donald is racist at all," she said, addressing the latest
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Texts About Meghan Markle Create Political Storm in Britain

UKIP leader splits with girlfriend after nasty messages are published

(Newser) - The leader of a British political party is in hot water over his girlfriend's texts about Meghan Markle. Ex-girlfriend, actually. In the wake of the controversy, UK Independence Party leader Henry Bolton, 54, has split with his 25-year-old girlfriend, Jo Marney, reports the Guardian . Now the question is whether... More »

Trump: I'm the 'Least Racist Person You Have Ever Interviewed'

4 Democrats are boycotting SOTU speech

(Newser) - President Trump responded to accusations of racism Sunday in quintessentially Trumpian fashion: He boasted to reporters that he was less of a racist than anybody else. "No, no, I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed," Trump said to reporters outside... More »

New Reports of Racist, Insensitive Behavior by Trump

He reportedly referred to American intelligence analyst as 'pretty Korean lady'

(Newser) - With President Trump facing fresh allegations of racism after reportedly calling nonwhite countries "shitholes" during a meeting this week, NBC News is sharing anecdotes from lawmakers and government officials that highlight Trump's history of what could be considered culturally insensitive or outright racist behavior. In one story shared... More »

Trump: 'Why Do We Want ... People From Shithole Countries?'

Trump says US should seek immigrants from Norway, not Africa

(Newser) - “What do we want Haitians here for?” the Los Angeles Times quotes President Trump as saying during a meeting Thursday, as per two sources briefed on the meeting. “Why do we want all these people from Africa here? Why do we want all these people from shithole... More »

SCOTUS Sides With Inmate Over Juror's Use of N-Word

Supreme Court sends Keith Sharpe's case back to lower courts over juror's racist comments

(Newser) - The Supreme Court gave a death-row inmate a potentially life-saving reprieve on Monday because of racist comments made by one of his jurors. Keith Tharpe has been sentenced to death in Georgia for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law, but the court ordered a new look at his request... More »

White House Denies Trump Made Racist Remarks at Meeting

Report comes from 'New York Times' look at Trump's immigration policy

(Newser) - In a New York Times deep dive into President Trump's immigration agenda, which is "the product not of rigorous policy debate but of emotionally charged personal interactions and an instinct for tapping into the nativist views of white working-class Americans," come reports of racist statements made by... More »

At Queen's Holiday Lunch, a 'Racist' Brooch Causes a Stir

Princess Michael of Kent's blackamoor brooch called 'racist'

(Newser) - The queen's Christmas luncheon had attracted more attention than usual—and then even more attention, this time of a negative flavor. The lunch entered the spotlight thanks to Meghan Markle's presence at Buckingham Palace among what People reports were about 50 royal family members. But the headlines then... More »

Writer Leaves Dunham Project Due to Her 'Well-Known Racism'

Zinzi Clemmons says she goes way back with Dunham, advises women of color to avoid her

(Newser) - Lena Dunham caused a stir last week when she and Girls co-creator Jenni Konner issued a statement defending a Girls writer from allegations of sexual assault against a teen. She has since apologized , but that didn't appease one of the writers for her Lenny e-newsletter. Per Vulture , Zinzi Clemmons... More »

Kellogg's Sorry About Racially Insensitive Cereal Boxes

Why do yellow corn pops get to have fun at mall while the only brown one waxes the floor?

(Newser) - "Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? This is teaching kids racism," Saladin Ahmed tweeted Tuesday. The Marvel Comics writer and fantasy author was looking at the artwork on a box of Kellogg's Corn Pops that USA Today... More »

Students Pose With Pumpkins Carved With Swastika, 'KKK'

Viral photo blasted by Pa. school district as 'reprehensible'

(Newser) - An eastern Pennsylvania school district is dealing with a second race-related incident in just over a week, investigating a Facebook photo showing current and former students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols. The pumpkins included one with a swastika, and another with the letters KKK. The photo shows four... More »

2 Cops Arrested in Murder of Black Man 34 Years Ago

3 others were also arrested in the Georgia cold case

(Newser) - Five white people—including two law enforcement officers—were arrested Friday in Georgia in connection with the murder of a black man 34 years ago, NBC News reports. Timothy Coggins was 23 when his body was found in a grassy area 30 miles south of downtown Atlanta in 1983. Spalding... More »

Here's What Black Model in 'Racist' Dove Ad Thinks of It

Lola Ogunyemi: Outrage is understandable, but I am not a victim

(Newser) - Lola Ogunyemi grew up being told she was pretty ... "for a dark-skinned girl." So when Dove offered her the chance to model in one of its body wash campaigns, she jumped at it. "Having the opportunity to represent my dark-skinned sisters in a global beauty brand... More »

Ditka on NFL Protests: 'No Oppression in Last 100 Years'

Former coach says protesting athletes should 'go to another country'

(Newser) - If Mike Ditka were still at the helm of an NFL team, he'd perhaps do more than bench athletes who disrespect the US flag during the national anthem, as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to do . "I would say 'adios,'" the former coach... More »

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