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130 Years After La. Massacre, Search for Bodies Begins

Up to 60 African-Americans were killed in Thibodaux in 1887

(Newser) - A patch of ground in southern Louisiana is being surveyed to see if it holds a mass grave from a Reconstruction-era racial massacre. Ground-penetrating radar and limited coring will be used during a survey Thursday in Thibodaux, where locals believe white mobs dumped the bodies of African-Americans they killed during... More »

Woman: Men Set Me on Fire in Race Attack

They wrote KKK on my car: Sharmeka Moffitt

(Newser) - A 20-year-old black woman told police she was set on fire by three men who wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car in northeastern Louisiana. A state police rep says Sharmeka Moffitt was found with burns on more than half her body when police responded to... More »

Tulsa Shooting Spree Targets Black People

Local NAACP president Warren Blakney: 'We're very concerned'

(Newser) - Three people are dead and two wounded after a shooting spree yesterday that targeted black people on the streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Police found the first victim in the wee hours, and spent all morning helping other people found in yards and on streets with gunshot wounds, the Tulsa World... More »

Zuma Scrambles to Defuse Racial Tensions

S. Africa leader warns against violence after killing

(Newser) - South African President Jacob Zuma appealed for calm yesterday as growing racial tensions in South Africa sparked fears of violence in the wake of the killing of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche. Zuma called the murder a "terrible deed" and urged South Africans not to fall prey to "agent... More »

YouTube Fight Vid Sparks New Safety Fears

Racial row on Oakland bus erupts into violence

(Newser) - A disturbing racial confrontation on an Oakland bus is raising renewed fears about the safety of public transportation. Like a scene straight from the racial conflict movie Crash, a heated exchange between a young black man and 67-year-old white passenger quickly devolves into blows as passengers scream. "He hit... More »

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