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Business Closes for Juneteenth, With a Racist Message

Maine insurance agency is taking heat for sign referencing a well-worn stereotype

(Newser) - Many US businesses shuttered on Monday to mark the federal holiday Juneteenth, but one company in Maine is now taking heat for the way it chose to announce its closing. CNBC notes the import of the holiday, which commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union Army soldiers showed up in Texas...

Star Wars Franchise Defends Black Star of New Disney+ Show

Ewan McGregor, others support Moses Ingram of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' series after racist remarks

(Newser) - The excitement over Obi-Wan Kenobi, the latest Star Wars series on Disney+, has permeated the internet , but along with the positive buzz, a more disturbing development has emerged. Moses Ingram, the Queen's Gambit actress who plays the Inquisitor Reva in the new Disney program that premiered Friday, revealed on...

Signs Over Water Fountains at High School: 'My Heart Dropped'

Cincinnati students are being disciplined for 'whites only,' 'Blacks only' signs, photos shared online

(Newser) - Students at an Ohio high school are in hot water after racist signs were placed in the school and used as props for social media posts. NBC News reports that those signs at Cincinnati's Colerain High School read "whites only" and "Blacks only" and were placed over...

District Probes 'Shameful Incident' at Middle School

6 middle school students used giant letters to spell out racial slur

(Newser) - Six Florida middle school students who used large letters to spell out a racial slur can expect the "appropriate disciplinary consequences," the district says. The Martin County School District launched an investigation after a photo appeared on social media of the male students standing outside Hidden Oaks Middle...

Prince William's Remarks on Ukraine War Rile Twitter

He says war in Europe is 'alien' as critics call attention to family history

(Newser) - Prince William is again facing accusations of racism after saying Britons were surprised by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Britons are used to seeing conflict in Africa and Asia, but "it's very alien to see this in Europe," the Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the...

Estee Lauder Exec Fired for Post Causing 'Widespread Offense'

Company says firing was due to John Demsey's Instagram post that featured the n-word

(Newser) - An Estee Lauder executive's 30-year stretch with the company has come to an end, after a social media post that the company says caused "widespread offense." CNN Business reports that John Demsey has been fired and will be exiting his job this week, after recent posts on...

Jon Gruden Addresses Racist Remark
Jon Gruden
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Racist Remark

Jon Gruden Addresses Racist Remark

Says he's apologized to DeMaurice Smith over 2011 comment

(Newser) - Jon Gruden again said he is not a racist after his Las Vegas Raiders lost their first game since the revelation of the head coach's 2011 racial remark about players’ union leader DeMaurice Smith. Gruden apologized for his “insensitive remarks” when asked about the decade-old emails following the...

Officials: New Charges for Man Caught on Video in Racist Rant

Edward Mathews has stalking, criminal mischief, weapons, drug charges added to previous ones

(Newser) - Edward Cagney Mathews was already facing harassment, bias intimidation, and assault charges. Now, the 45-year-old New Jersey man, accused of going on a racist rant against neighbors that was recorded and went viral, has new charges coming his way. Per a statement from the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, Mathews...

Protesters Converge on Home of Man Accused of Racist Rant

Edward Mathews, arrested Monday, says he was drunk when he hurled racial slurs at neighbor

(Newser) - A Friday confrontation between a white New Jersey man and his Black neighbor led to an arrest on Monday, police say—but not before dozens of people showed up at his home to protest. Per NBC Philadelphia , a video on social media shows the Friday incident, which took place in...

He Crashed Into Home, Started Shooting. Now, a Hate Crime Probe

Mass. authorities investigating incident that left 2 Black bystanders dead in Winthrop

(Newser) - A shooting over the weekend near Boston that left a retired Massachusetts State Police officer and an Air Force veteran dead is now being investigated as a hate crime, as the two Black victims were gunned down while other bystanders escaped without being targeted. Authorities say 28-year-old Nathan Allen stole...

After 'Despicable Act,' Court Says Man Can Sue Mich. Bar

Edward Tyson's suit claims no one from BS & Co. called police after he was called n-word, assaulted

(Newser) - A Black man who says he was repeatedly called a racial slur and physically attacked outside a Michigan bar by a customer, an incident he says left him with brain damage, is now free to sue the bar after a lower court initially kept him from doing so. The Detroit ...

Mike Huckabee Slammed for 'Hateful' Easter Weekend Tweet

Ex-governor's attempt to note displeasure with MLB: 'I've decided to 'identify' as Chinese'

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee apparently disagrees with Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta, a decision prompted by a new restrictive voting law in Georgia. But the way in which the former Arkansas governor decided to show his displeasure has drawn accusations of racism and insensitivity...

Mom: Teacher Went on Racist Zoom Rant for 30 Minutes

California teacher Kimberly Newman apparently thought Zoom session had ended (it hadn't)

(Newser) - The mother of a Black 12-year-old boy is seeking damages from a Southern California school district after her son's teacher went on a half-hour tirade laced with racism and profanity. Katura Stokes filed a damage claim—typically a precursor to a lawsuit, per the AP —on Thursday on...

Radio Host Fired for Racist Remarks in Toast Chat

Rob Lederman likened toaster settings to color of Black women's skin

(Newser) - "I may get into trouble for this," Buffalo radio host Rob Lederman said Wednesday morning before likening his toaster settings to the skin color of Black women he finds attractive. He was correct. By the end of the day, the Morning Bull co-host had been fired by 97...

White Headmaster Told Black Boy to Kneel Like an 'African'

John Holian placed on leave at Long Island Catholic school

(Newser) - The headmaster of a Catholic school on Long Island has been placed on leave after reportedly telling a Black boy to kneel in apology, calling it "the African way." Trisha Paul's 11-year-old son, Trayson, told her that he'd been taken to the headmaster's office at...

Teen Vogue Editor Sees Renewed Backlash on Racist Tweets
Old Controversy Reemerges
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Old Controversy Reemerges for New Teen Vogue Editor

Alexi McCammond is once again apologizing for racist, homophobic tweets posted in 2011

(Newser) - Teen Vogue has a new top editor, but just days into the job, Alexi McCammond finds herself at the center of controversy. CNN Business reports that 20 or so members of the magazine have sent a letter to management about McCammond, a former Axios reporter whose face had become a...

NYT Staff Miffed at Response to Reporter's Alleged Racist Remarks

Paper's leadership vows 'results' on Donald McNeil, said to have used n-word

(Newser) - Last month, the New York Times found itself embroiled in controversy after dropping journalist Lauren Wolfe . Now a new controversy, this time involving a different reporter, has staff demanding action. It started last week when the Daily Beast reported high-profile health and science veteran Donald McNeil Jr. allegedly used racist...

UPS Driver Fired Over Rant Caught on Doorbell Cam
He Thought No One Heard
His Rant. The Doorbell Cam Did
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He Thought No One Heard His Rant. The Doorbell Cam Did

UPS driver fired after rant targeting Latino man in Milwaukee

(Newser) - UPS says it has fired an employee caught making racist remarks at the Milwaukee home of a Latino cop. The residence's doorbell camera captured the unidentified driver, a white male, ranting while writing up a "failed to deliver" notice on Dec. 17, though he apparently didn't knock...

College Coach Canned for Racist Stacey Abrams Tweet

Assistant coach Chris Malone no longer with University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team

(Newser) - An assistant coach for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football team no longer has a job after penning a racist tweet voicing his frustrations over the recent results of the Georgia Senate races. ESPN reports Chris Malone was fired Thursday, with both Mocs head coach Rusty Wright and...

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...

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