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Woman Gets Dictionary to Redefine Racism

'It's not just "I don't like someone," it's a system of oppression for a certain group of people'

(Newser) - Merriam-Webster currently has, as its first listed definition of racism, "a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race." A 22-year-old Missouri woman had a problem with that, and as a result,... More »

College Probes Professor After 'Black Privilege' Remarks

University of Central Florida looking into complaints of bias against Charles Negy

(Newser) - A longtime tenured psychology professor at the University of Central Florida is under fire after a series of online posts. Per the New York Times , Negy, who has written a book about "white Americans under siege," recently put up multiple tweets that he acknowledged "will infuriate folks.... More »

Rochester Radio Hosts Fired Over Racist Remarks

DJs Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck aren't with Radio 95.1 anymore

(Newser) - If it feels like deja vu all over again, it kind of is. In 2014, DJs Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck were fired from a Rochester radio station over transgender jokes they made . On Wednesday morning, the two were fired again, this time from a different Rochester station, over racist... More »

Big Consequences for White Woman Who Called Cops on Black Man

She loses job and, at least temporarily, her dog

(Newser) - A day after a white woman called police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, consequences: The woman, Amy Cooper, has been fired. "Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the... More »

Merriam-Webster Updates 'Dated, Offensive' Term

It has to do with MSG in Chinese restaurants

(Newser) - Merriam-Webster has updated its entry on "Chinese restaurant syndrome," a term many Asian Americans saw as antiquated and even racist. The phrase was previously defined as a legitimate illness brought on by food seasoned with monosodium glutamate but "especially Chinese food." Merriam-Webster.com said symptoms include... More »

They Did a Mock Cooking Show on TikTok. Now, No Graduation

High school seniors in Georgia 'no longer students' after racist video goes viral

(Newser) - "Viral racism has consequences," notes the Root , and it's a lesson that two Georgia teens just learned the hard way. The unnamed seniors at Carrollton High School won't be walking down the graduation aisle with their classmates after a TikTok video posted last week showed them... More »

FBI: Extremists Are Trying to Infect 2 Groups With Virus

Alert says white supremacists, neo-Nazis are being encouraged to target Jews, cops

(Newser) - While the world is hunkered down amid the coronavirus pandemic , the Jewish community and cops have an extra concern piled on: extremist groups out to do them harm by "trying to weaponize" the virus, as Rolling Stone puts it. Per an intelligence alert sent Thursday from the FBI's... More »

For 2nd Time in 2 Weeks, OU Professor Uses N-Word in Class

Incident occurred before action steps from last incident could be carried out

(Newser) - Two weeks after a University of Oklahoma professor made headlines for his use of the n-word in class , another University of Oklahoma professor is making headlines for using the n-word in class. This time around it was a history professor, and OU says in a statement that she issued a... More »

Basketball Announcer on Girls' Names: 'Disgusting'

He was removed at halftime, and superintendent has issued public apology

(Newser) - "Now, their names are pretty disgusting, but I'm gonna try to call them out." Probably not what you'd expect to hear from the announcer at a high school girls' basketball game, and yet here we are. The Newkirk Public Schools announcer, whose name has not been... More »

Professor's 'OK Boomer' Comparison Blows Up

University of Oklahoma denounces Peter Gade's comments in class

(Newser) - A University of Oklahoma journalism professor is in hot water after using the n-word in class—and claiming that the phrase "OK boomer" is comparable to the racial slur. Peter Gade , who has been on the school's faculty since 1998, is director of graduate studies at the Gaylord... More »

CEO Who Called Uber Driver the N-Word Booted From His Own Company

Hans Berglund, 71, says his life has been ruined by the incident

(Newser) - The CEO of an Arizona-based organic fertilizer company has been booted from his own business after hurling the n-word at an Uber driver. Hans Berglund, 71, who is also the founder of Agroplasma, hailed a ride Jan. 31 and got in the front seat of the car that responded—apparently... More »

A TSA Agent Had to Check Her Hair. Then: 'Giddyup!'

Native American woman Tara Houska says she was humiliated at being treated like an animal

(Newser) - A Native American woman who went through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport says she was humiliated by a TSA agent who yanked her long braids and treated her like "a horse." CNN reports Tara Houska, an environmental and indigenous rights activist, was flying into Minnesota Monday from... More »

Teen Charged in 'Swatting' Ring Linked to Neo-Nazis

John William Kirby Kelley, 19, was charged last week

(Newser) - The US Justice Department has charged a former Virginia college student with calling in fake emergencies to prompt law enforcement responses, in coordination with a group the FBI labelled as sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology, the AP reports. John William Kirby Kelley, 19, was charged last week with conspiracy to make... More »

Camila Cabello: Racist Posts a Result of Ignorance, Not Hate

Singer apologizes for recently unearthed Tumblr account

(Newser) - Today, Camila Cabello is a popular 22-year-old Cuban-American singer, perhaps currently best known for her award-winning duet with Shawn Mendes, "Señorita." A few years ago, however, she was allegedly a teenager who made racist jokes on a Tumblr account unearthed this week in this Twitter thread . The... More »

Utah Jazz Hits Fan With Lifetime Ban, Gets Sued

Fan says he shouldn't have been banned after incident involving Russell Westbrook

(Newser) - A Utah Jazz fan that was hit with a lifetime ban from the basketball team is now suing the team as well as Russell Westbrook, the NBA player involved in the incident that got the fan banned. It all started back in March when Westbrook's then-team, the Oklahoma City... More »

Prof With 'Stunningly Ignorant' Views Gets to Keep Job

First Amendment protects Eric Rasmusen, says Indiana University

(Newser) - The dean of the business school Eric Rasmusen teaches at calls his views "reprehensible"; Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel says they're "stunningly ignorant." But despite posts on his private social media accounts Robel deems "racist, sexist, and homophobic," Rasmusen won't lose his job... More »

White Girl Accused of Plotting 'Horrific' Attack

But Georgia police say they arrested her in time

(Newser) - Georgia police have arrested a 16-year-old girl for allegedly planning to attack and murder people in a mostly black church—with knives, no less, ABC News reports. The girl, who is white and remains unidentified, has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder. Her alleged target: Bethel African Methodist... More »

She Sought to Combat Hate, Only to Become a Target

Auschwitz survivor Liliana Segre under police protection following death threats

(Newser) - An Italian senator for life and Holocaust survivor asked Parliament to establish a badly needed committee to fight hate. What followed might just prove her point. Liliana Segre, now under police protection, has been receiving some 200 hateful and anti-Semitic messages per day since Parliament passed her motion to establish... More »

He Took Control of Neo-Nazi Group, Died Months Later

Black activist James Stern was 55

(Newser) - Earlier this year James Stern, a black California pastor and activist, "outsmarted" a neo-Nazi group, became its director and president , and ultimately planned to "destroy it." But Stern died before that happened, CNN reports. Stern's attorney and a friend say the 55-year-old died at home, where... More »

Teacher's Halloween Get-Up Gets Him Put on Leave

Unidentified instructor raps while in blackface in class at California high school

(Newser) - A California high school teacher is on administrative leave following the "inappropriate, unprofessional, and insensitive" decision to wear blackface for Halloween. A student posted a video to Twitter on Friday showing the Milpitas High School teacher in blackface at the front of a classroom while dressed as rapper Common,... More »

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