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GOP Lawmaker's Comments on the 3/5 Compromise Spark Backlash

Justin Lafferty said it was adopted to end slavery

(Newser) - A Tennessee Republican falsely declared Tuesday that an 18th-century policy designating a slave as three-fifths of a person was adopted for “the purpose of ending slavery," commenting amid a debate over whether educators should be restricted while teaching about systematic racism in America. During lengthy debate on the...

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 ...

Bad Situation Gets Worse for Hollywood Foreign Press

Former president booted over email viewed as racist, advisers flee

(Newser) - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Golden Globes, has expelled a former president after he shared an article that described Black Lives Matter as a "racist hate movement." Philip Berk, who served eight terms as president until 2011, shared the FrontPage Mag article —which...

Judge Steps Down After Declaring 'All Lives Matter'

Colorado's Natalie Chase earns rare public censure for opining on racial justice, using n-word on car ride

(Newser) - It's exceedingly rare for a judge in Colorado to receive a public censure, but Natalie Chase just earned one, with behavior that's also now led to her leaving the bench. CBS4 reports that the Colorado Supreme Court has accepted the Arapahoe County district court judge's resignation, as...

Texas Students Busted Playing 'Slave Trade' Game

The high schoolers were disciplined by their school district

(Newser) - A group of Texas high-school students allegedly played a game they referred to as "Slave Trade," or worse, in which they pretended to auction off and bid on their classmates of color. After a fellow student posted an image of the game on Snapchat, the Aledo Independent School...

CDC Move Marks New Strategy on Racism

Director deems it a 'serious public health threat,' takes steps to combat it

(Newser) - The coronavirus pandemic has been at the top of everyone's mind for more than a year, and the focus of infectious disease experts around the world. But the CDC says there's another major issue plaguing the US, and its director is now calling attention to it. "Racism...

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...

Captain Underpants Author Agrees With Scholastic Move to Yank Book

Dav Pilkey and publisher pull children's graphic novel for its 'passive racism' against Asians

(Newser) - Scholastic is acknowledging a "serious mistake" on its part regarding a children's book it has been distributing for more than a decade, and the book's author agrees. The education and media company has yanked The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future, a graphic...

Sharon Osbourne Parts Ways With The Talk

Network says her behavior on March 10 episode 'did not align with our values'

(Newser) - Earlier this month, The Talk went on hiatus following a row between co-hosts Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood, all regarding Osbourne's defense of Piers Morgan and his critical remarks about Meghan Markle. Morgan was accused of racism, and soon, too, was Osbourne , and now it appears we won't...

'No Physician Is Racist' Tweet Doesn't Go Over Well

JAMA medical journal's editor has been suspended amid investigation

(Newser) - The top editor at the Journal of the American Medical Association has been sidelined amid outcry from Black physicians over a tweet and podcast on racism, per the AP . "No physician is racist, so how can there be structural racism in health care?” the tweet read in part, promoting...

She Laid Her Husband to Rest. 3 Days Later, a Racist Letter

'How cruel could you be?' Claudia Choi asks after anti-Asian note is sent to her grieving mother

(Newser) - When Byong Choi died of tuberculosis at age 83 last month, the Korean American's family had to put off his funeral in Orange County, Calif., until March 19 because of COVID restrictions, reports the Washington Post . Three days after they finally laid him to rest, a "disturbing and...

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...

Chinese Grandma Who Fought Attacker Makes Another Big Move

Xiao Zhen Xie to donate nearly $1M from GoFundMe to combat anti-Asian racism

(Newser) - An elderly Chinese woman who captured the nation's attention when she fought back against an attacker is drawing headlines once again. When Xiao Zhen Xie, said to be 75 or 76, was punched by a man last week as she waited to cross a San Francisco street, the grandmother...

Pope: Racism Shows Our Lack of Progress

Francis calls for greater efforts to provide clean drinking water around the world

(Newser) - Pope Francis on Sunday denounced racism, likening it to a virus that lurks, then surfaces to show that "our supposed social progress is not as real or definitive" as people think. Francis tweeted on racism on the date that the United Nations marks as International Day for the Elimination...

'You Bum, Why Did You Hit Me?': Asian Woman Fights Back

Violence is forcing a reckoning on years of racism, including in Hollywood

(Newser) - Another attack on an elderly Asian American is making headlines, this one with a different ending. KPIX in San Francisco reports that a 76-year-old woman fought back against her attacker, and he ended up on a stretcher and transported to the hospital. Xiao Zhen Xie tells the station the man...

It's a 'Perfect Storm' for White Supremacist Recruiters

Anti-Defamation League finds hateful propaganda spreading at decade-high levels

(Newser) - White supremacist propaganda across the US reached the highest level in at least a decade last year, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League. It describes 5,125 cases of hateful messages targeting people who are non-white, Black, Jewish, Muslim, or identify as LGBTQ, spread through physical materials, up...

Sharon Osbourne Has Allegedly Used Quite a Few Slurs
Sharon Osbourne
Has Allegedly Used
Quite a Few Slurs
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Sharon Osbourne Has Allegedly Used Quite a Few Slurs

Scandal around 'The Talk' co-host widens

(Newser) - The uproar surrounding The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne is not exactly dying down. Following Osbourne's defense of Piers Morgan after he himself was accused of racism toward Meghan Markle, more has come out about Osbourne's past controversial behavior—lots more. In an extensive Substack piece, journalist Yashar Ali...

Apology Is Not Putting Teen Vogue Controversy to Rest

Ulta Beauty pauses advertising campaign with magazine over editor-in-chief's tweets

(Newser) - Alexi McCammond has apologized multiple times over years-old tweets that were derogatory to Asians , but the controversy over the newly appointed editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue appears nowhere close to quieting down. A major ad campaign with the magazine is now on pause over the issue, the Daily Beast reports: Ulta...

Man Says Diabetes Partially to Blame for Racist Rant

His comments were directed at a high school basketball team

(Newser) - A sports commentator in Oklahoma who was caught on a microphone making “inappropriate and racist comments” about a girls’ high school basketball team says that diabetes is partially to blame, the Washington Post reports. During the Thursday game, Matt Rowan, who was hired to film the playoff game between...

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