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Apr 27, 2021 11:56 AM CDT
Finances of 2 Groups Hit Hardest During Pandemic
Women, people of color more likely to report being worse off
- Women and people of color are significantly more likely than white men to say they're worse off financially now than they were before the pandemic, according to a new
-ABC News poll . Of the 1,007 people surveyed by phone between April 18-21, 22% said they were worse...
Aug 15, 2020 3:10 PM CDT
Father Can't Explain Why Suspect Shot His 5-Year-Old
'There wasn't anything between me and him,' says Austin Hinnant
- A North Carolina father says his 5-year-old boy was killed by their neighbor for no apparent reason—the day after the two men had dinner together, the
reports. Austin Hinnant says he was grilling chicken at his Wilson home last Saturday when he saw his neighbor of 8...
a Big Announcement
Jun 27, 2020 5:00 PM CDT
Makes a Big Announcement
Looks like characters of color will be played by new actors
- Producers of
relented Friday and said they will no longer let white actors play non-white characters, the BBC reports. The move follows years of criticism over white actor Hank Azaria playing the voice of Indian-American character Apu, a role Azaria dropped in January, saying he found it "...
'Karen' Incident Turns
Violent in Parking Garage
Jun 27, 2020 9:30 AM CDT
'Karen' Incident Turns Violent in Parking Garage
William 'Hank' Beasley is accused of blocking his neighbor from entering the building
- San Francisco—again? Only days after a "Karen" incident shook the city, another one unfolded Tuesday night. Michael Barajas, a Mexican American, captured much of it on video when a car blocked him from entering his own building's parking garage, ABC 7 News reports. A white man identified...
New 'Karen' Stops Man
on His Own Property
Jun 14, 2020 5:10 PM CDT
New 'Karen' Stops Man on His Own Property
Lisa Alexander apologizes after video goes viral
- The CEO of a cosmetics company issued an apology Sunday after a video was widely shared online showing her and her husband confronting a man and threatening to call police because he stenciled "Black Lives Matter" in chalk on his San Francisco property, the AP reports. The video, which...
for White Woman Who
Called Cops on Black Man
May 27, 2020 6:33 AM CDT
Big Consequences for White Woman Who Called Cops on Black Man
She loses job and, at least temporarily, her dog
- 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...
Guys Like This
Mar 23, 2018 11:21 AM CDT
Why Brazilian Women Want Sperm From Guys Like This
They feel blond, blue-eyed males will produce 'pretty' kids who will have more advantages
- What came into Brazil in great numbers in 2017: hundreds of tubes of imported US semen, often from donors primed to make "pretty" children—which for many Brazilians means white "biotypes" with light hair and eyes, per the
Wall Street Journal
. Such imports of overseas sperm have spiked...
Getting Pain Meds
Can Be Difficult—
If You're Black
Aug 11, 2016 5:45 PM CDT
Getting Pain Meds Can Be Difficult— If You're Black
Study finds disparity in how they're doled out
- White people are roughly twice as likely to die from prescription painkillers as black people in the US; now a new study finds that they're also twice as likely to be prescribed them. It's just the latest finding to show that minorities are treated differently when it comes...
10 US States
Are More Than
in case you missed it
Apr 16, 2016 1:45 PM CDT
10 US States Are More Than 90% White
New England claims 3 of them
- What do Iowa, Montana, and West Virginia have in common? White people, and lots of them. According to Census data, these states are among the top 10 "whitest," ABC News reports. New England comes in first with three states in which at least 96% of the population is...
Why Young Whites
Are Dying Off
Jan 17, 2016 2:30 PM CST
Why Young Whites Are Dying Off
Drug overdose is a leading cause
- Young white people have a problem that's only getting worse: death by drug overdose. According to a
New York Times
analysis of almost 60 million death certificates, young whites are dying off faster than they have since the AIDS epidemic, while young blacks and Hispanics are generally seeing death...
Nov 2, 2015 7:05 PM CST
Rachel Dolezal Comes Clean About Racial Background
Former NAACP leader appears on 'The Real'
- Rachel Dolezal—the former NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington, who was outed as white in June —admitted today what the world pretty much knew: she was born white. "I acknowledge that I was biologically born white to white parents, but I identify as black," she said on...
Nov 2, 2015 2:35 PM CST
More Middle-Aged White People Are Dying
Princeton study analyzes shift in death demographics
- The US death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up—middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed. Deaths rates for other races have continued to fall, as they...
Europeans' White Skin
Came Later Than Thought
Apr 7, 2015 5:45 PM CDT
Europeans' White Skin Came Later Than Thought
Study suggests trait emerged about 8K years ago
notes that Europe is often thought of as the "ancestral home of white people." But a new DNA study suggests that pale skin and other traits we associate with the continent may have emerged only within the last 8,000 years—a "relatively recent" occurrence....
Why We Don't Ask 'What's Wrong With White People'
Mar 18, 2015 1:14 PM CDT
Why We Don't Ask 'What's Wrong With White People'
Chloe Angyal: Stop excusing white racism
- In his apology for a University of Oklahoma frat's racist chant , expelled student Parker Rice said the incident "likely was fueled by alcohol." Such a statement is a perfect example of how white people's wrongdoings "are routinely defended with excuses of inebriation, misspeaking, and unintentional...
Why Asian Kids
May 6, 2014 10:50 AM CDT
Why Asian Kids Are Schooling White Students
It's simple: They work harder, study finds
- Researchers in the US and China are investigating the roots of a school-age stereotype: Why are Asian-American students more successful than their white peers? It's not a matter of innate cognitive ability, the experts find. Instead, Asian-American students often simply try harder, the study says, via Phys.org . That...
40% of US Whites
Aug 8, 2013 8:30 AM CDT
40% of US Whites Lack Non-White Friends: Poll
And 25% of non-whites have only friends of own race
- When it comes to friendship, a vast chunk of Americans are stuck within their own racial communities, a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 4,170 people finds. Some 40% of US whites have no non-white friends, while 25% of non-whites have only friends of their own race. Even if coworkers are thrown...
Finally, White People
Are Starting to Get It
Jul 17, 2013 1:55 PM CDT
Finally, White People Are Starting to Get It
In wake of Trayvon, there's a greater awareness of 'white privilege': Eric Liu
- Remember the hoodies? After Trayvon Martin was killed, people of all races donned them to declare "I am Trayvon Martin." It was well-meaning but off base, writes Eric Liu at
. The hoodie was irrelevant; it was only Trayvon's race that mattered. Now, in the aftermath of...
California About to Have
More Latinos Than Whites
Feb 1, 2013 7:00 AM CST
California About to Have More Latinos Than Whites
They should reach parity by the middle of this year
- By this time next year, white people will be a minority in California. According to new demographic information released yesterday by the state's Department of Finance, Latinos will catch up to whites by the middle of this year, with each representing roughly 39% of the population. By next year,...
Whites No Longer
Majority by 2043
Dec 13, 2012 7:24 AM CST
Whites No Longer Majority by 2043
By 2060, 57% of US will be non-white
- By 2043, white people will cease to be the majority in the US, Census data suggests; at that point, there will be no single ethnic majority. That's actually a year later than had been predicted, the
New York Times
notes. With a still-higher birthrate among minorities than among whites,...
Tea Party Rage?
No, Crazy White People
Sep 30, 2010 1:34 PM CDT
Tea Party Rage? No, Crazy White People
Everything we've seen since Obama's election is about race
- How do you explain the past two years of utterly unhinged conservative rhetoric? Steven Thrasher of the
has a theory: “White people have simply gone sheer f---ing insane.” In a lengthy cover story, Thrasher recounts all the insanity of the Obama era—from Dr. Laura’s...
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