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Pa.'s 2nd Lady: Woman Called Me Racial Slur at Grocery Store

Gisele Fetterman shares vid of woman calling her the N-word

(Newser) - A trip to the grocery store over the weekend for the second lady of Pennsylvania took a vicious turn, and now she's sharing the video of what happened. "I love love love this country but we are so deeply divided," Gisele Fetterman, wife of the state's... More »

Vandals Leave Dead Bear, 'Black Lives Don't Matter' Sign at National Park

Great Smoky Mountains rangers are offering a reward for information

(Newser) - A dead black bear and a sign reading "Black lives don't matter" were found on an entrance sign for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee on Saturday morning. Rangers are asking anyone with information to reach out, and a $5,000 reward is being offered, the... More »

State Flag's Rebel Symbol Could Be Replaced by This

If Mississippi voters agree with commission's 8-1 decision

(Newser) - Mississippi voters will decide whether to accept a new state flag with a magnolia to replace an old one legislators retired under pressure because it included the Confederate battle emblem that's widely seen as racist, the AP reports. A commission on Wednesday voted 8-1 to recommend the magnolia over... More »

Trader Joe's: We're Keeping Ethnic Food Names After All

Chain seems to do 180 after teen's petition to change branding she said was offensive

(Newser) - A California teen's petition to get Trader Joe's to change the branding on some of its international food items looked like it hit home with the grocery chain, but after hinting on a phaseout, management seems to be backtracking on that plan. Briones Bedell has noted some of... More »

Twitter Kicks David Duke Off for Good

Ex-KKK leader kicked off social media platform for violating rules on 'hateful conduct'

(Newser) - David Duke has lost one of his big communications platforms: The 70-year-old white supremacist and ex-Ku Klux Klan leader has been banned from Twitter for good, the AP reports. Duke was "permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct," the social media platform said... More »

Media Disputes Biden's Claim Trump Is 'First' Racist President

'He's wrong,' HuffPost says of Biden

(Newser) - Joe Biden on Wednesday dubbed Donald Trump the nation's "first" racist president. "The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they’re from, is absolutely sickening," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said at a virtual town hall.... More »

ABC News Cans VP Accused of Making Racist Remarks

After independent probe and administrative leave, Barbara Fedida won't be coming back

(Newser) - Last month, ABC News executive Barbara Fedida, who oversaw diversity initiatives at the company, was placed on administrative leave after a HuffPost article detailed "a long pattern of insensitive statements, including racist comments." Now Fedida won't be coming back. The Wall Street Journal reports that an outside... More »

Mary Trump: 'Of Course I Did' Hear Trump Use Racial Slurs

Trump's niece is promoting her tell-all about the president

(Newser) - Promoting her newly published tell-all on the Rachel Maddow Show on Thursday night, Mary Trump said that "oh yeah, of course" she's heard her uncle, President Trump, use racist and anti-Semitic slurs, including the n-word. "And I don't think that should surprise anybody given how virulently... More »

Redskins: Yes, We're Changing Our Name

But new one has not been revealed

(Newser) - The Washington Redskins will indeed drop the team name, but no word yet on the replacement. The team on Monday confirmed reports in multiple outlets—including ESPN , USA Today , and Sports Business Daily —that the name was going away. It's not clear when the new one will be... More »

Alleged Culprit Behind Racist Messages Is 12 Years Old

They went to soccer star Wilfried Zaha

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy has been arrested in the UK after allegedly sending racist messages to a British Premiere League soccer player. Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha shared the messages on Twitter Sunday ; they're difficult to look at but include multiple racist slurs and images. Zaha, 27, was born in... More »

Tech CEO Resigns After 'Appalling' Racist Outburst

Michael Lofthouse is out at Solid8 after video goes viral

(Newser) - The chief executive of a California technology company resigned after the release of a video showing him using vulgar and racist language toward an Asian family at a restaurant, the AP reports. Solid8 CEO Michael Lofthouse resigned from the San Francisco Bay Area tech startup Saturday, KPIX-TV reports. Lofthouse issued... More »

Amazon Is Pulling All Washington Redskins Merch

NFL team is reviewing its racist name

(Newser) - Amazon will stop selling Washington Redskins merchandise after the football team said it would undergo a review of its name , which is considered a racial slur, the AP reports. The Seattle-based online shopping giant informed sellers Wednesday morning that it would be pulling Redskins merchandise from its online marketplace. Other... More »

Man Who Hurled Racism at Family Eating Dinner Is a CEO

Media outlets identify man as Michael Lofthouse

(Newser) - The latest white person to go viral for making racist comments in public has been identified as the founder and CEO of a San Francisco tech company. The Saturday night incident at a northern California restaurant began while an Asian family was celebrating a birthday and the man, identified by... More »

Jimmy John's Fires Everyone Connected to Noose Video

Employees terminated after white workers appear to mock a lynching

(Newser) - Jimmy John's wasted no time terminating everyone who was involved in a noose video that went viral. The video, filmed at one of the sandwich chain's Georgia locations, showed white employees placing a noose made out of bread dough around the neck of a white worker, in an... More »

Jimmy Kimmel Slammed for 'Non-Apology' Over Blackface

Late night host is being criticized by some for his statement

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel is joining the long list of entertainers apologizing for past use of blackface—although he may have simply added more fuel to the fire with what some are calling a "non-apology." The late night host impersonated celebrities including Karl Malone and Oprah Winfrey in a series... More »

'Extraordinary Act of Solidarity' From NASCAR Drivers

All 39 other drivers surround Bubba Wallace, escort his car to the front of the line before race

(Newser) - In what the AP is calling an "extraordinary act of solidarity," dozens of NASCAR drivers pushed Bubba Wallace's car to the front of the field Monday before the Talladega Superspeedway race. The day prior, a noose had been found in Wallace's stall, a shocking incident now... More »

After 130 Years, Aunt Jemima Is Getting an Overhaul

Aunt Jemima brand is changing logo, name to 'make progress toward racial equality'

(Newser) - For decades, supermarket shoppers have seen bottles of maple syrup represented by log cabins, matrons with aprons, and one especially controversial brand that's now getting an overhaul. Per NBC News , Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, announced Wednesday it will completely change both the logo and name of its... More »

Daughters Take Stand After Racist Cartoon in Family Paper

Now their dad, publisher of local Missouri publication, has resigned for his 'poor judgment'

(Newser) - The publisher of a family-owned Missouri newspaper has resigned after publishing a racist syndicated cartoon depicting a black man stealing a white woman's purse while hailing funding cuts to police. Bill Miller Sr. on Thursday told the AP he has stepped down as publisher of the Washington Missourian but... More »

Walmart, CVS End 'Out of Step' Practice

Drugstore chains will no longer lock up beauty products for people of color

(Newser) - Companies and brands are now making extra efforts to get rid of discriminatory policies after the killing of George Floyd , and drugstore chains are following in Walmart's footsteps in terms of one merchandise segment. Earlier this week, the retailer announced it would be taking hair and beauty products made... More »

Swift Consequences for Men Who Staged George Floyd Scene

They did so as peaceful protesters walked by in NJ

(Newser) - People participating in a Black Lives Matters march in New Jersey on Monday came upon a counterprotest that's being called "appalling and offensive"—and ended with one man losing his job and another being suspended. The incident took place in Gloucester County's Franklin Township, where two... More »

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