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Question About Diversity at Town Forum Spurs Racist Answer

City Council candidate Jean Cramer told Mich. crowd: 'Keep Marysville a white community'

(Newser) - Three City Council seats are up for grabs in Marysville, Mich., and five people are vying for them—though it's unclear how well one contender will do after a racist remark she made at a Thursday night forum. The Times Herald reports the event ran smoothly at first, with... More »

'Walk of Shame' Triggers Probe by Texas Rangers

Donald Neely was tied to police horses and paraded down the street

(Newser) - Two mounted cops who led a black man by rope won't be the subject of a criminal investigation—but his family is still crying foul over the incident, ABC News reports. The white Texas officers arrested Donald Neely, 43, on criminal trespass charges, tied a rope to his handcuffs,... More »

Tucker Carlson's Job Looks Safe Amid New Controversy

Fox host made controversial comments on white supremacy before leaving for vacation

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is once again in the hot seat over controversial comments, and Carlson is now on vacation until Aug. 19 as critics ramp up calls for an advertiser boycott. The latest flap is Carlson's assertion, in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting , that white... More »

Dems Are Not Happy With NYT's Trump Headline

'Unbelievable' was one response to banner after weekend mass shootings

(Newser) - There are plenty of armchair headline writers on any given day, but more than a few raised concerns Monday about one in particular in the New York Times . USA Today notes disbelief and anger, especially from high-profile Democrats, was a prominent response to the way the Gray Lady chose to... More »

Manifesto Linked to Texas Shooter: 'Send Them Back'

Purported words of Patrick Crusius emerge in media reports

(Newser) - About 20 minutes before the shooting started at an El Paso Walmart, a rambling screed was posted to an online message board saying the massacre was in response to an "invasion" of Hispanics coming across the southern border, the AP reports. Titled "The Inconvenient Truth," it railed... More »

School Hair Guidelines Spark Ferocious Debate

Many say Narvie Harris Elementary focused unfairly on black hairstyles

(Newser) - A Georgia elementary school is in the spotlight after putting up a poster showing "appropriate" and "inappropriate" hairstyles—all for black students, CNN reports. An image of the poster appeared on Facebook and sparked about 2,000 comments about dress codes, hair, and the possible racism of focusing... More »

Reagan's Daughter Addresses His Racist Words

Future president's comments were recorded in a call with Nixon

(Newser) - Ronald Reagan's daughter says there's no defense for the newly revealed racist comments he made in 1971. Patti Davis doesn't recognize the person who said those things, she says, and she wouldn't have believed he had if his words hadn't been recorded on tape . But... More »

TSA Officers on Leave Over Noose at Airport

Racist display was seen in restricted area of Miami International Airport

(Newser) - Two TSA officers are on leave after a racist display featuring toy gorillas and a noose was discovered at Miami International Airport. The display (see it here ) was discovered July 21 in a baggage-screening area not accessible to the public, per CNN . A TSA employee tells the outlet that... More »

Ronald Reagan's Racist Line Now Released

The then-California governor called Africans at UN 'monkeys' in 1971 call with Nixon

(Newser) - A racist statement made by Ronald Reagan in October 1971 is now grabbing headlines thanks to a piece for the Atlantic written by Tim Naftali, and the words are explosive: "To see those, those monkeys from those African countries—damn them, they're still uncomfortable wearing shoes!" Reagan... More »

Store Prez Apologizes, Pulls the 'Feel Better Doll'

A One Dollar Zone in New Jersey has pulled them from the shelves

(Newser) - Shoppers at a New Jersey store will no longer find black dolls with eye-popping instructions waiting on the shelves, NJ.com reports. The One Dollar Zone in Bayonne pulled the "Feel Better Doll" Monday after Assembleywoman Angela McKnight visited to confirm what she'd seen on social media. A... More »

She Said They Were Too Loud at Dinner, Hurled N-Word

Nancy Goodman isn't sorry for saying it at NC restaurant

(Newser) - A confrontation in a North Carolina restaurant ended with a racial slur—and the woman who said it says she'd say it again. NBC News reports on Nancy Goodman, a white patron at Bonefish Grill in North Hills, who got into a verbal tiff Tuesday with three black patrons—... More »

Rep. Omar Calls Trump Racist in New Op-Ed

She writes that the 'send her back!" chant will be a 'defining moment' in US history

(Newser) - The rally during which supporters of President Trump chanted "send her back!" wasn't just a blip on the political radar, writes Rep. Ilhan Omar in the New York Times . It "will be a defining moment in American history," writes the Somalia native, who was actually... More »

Philadelphia Expected to Fire Cops After Database Reveals Offensive Posts

As many as 13 could be fired after database catalogs offensive Facebook posts

(Newser) - Some fallout from the database published online in June that catalogs thousands of racist or otherwise offensive Facebook posts of current and former police officers: Sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer the city's police department plans to start the process of firing officers whose posts were documented there. As many... More »

Trump Fans Have New Rallying Cry

They shout 'send her back' at a rally in North Carolina

(Newser) - A combative President Donald Trump rallied Republican supporters Wednesday in North Carolina, harshly criticizing four fiery, left-wing congresswoman of being un-American and claiming they are the face of the Democratic Party that will ruin the country, the AP reports. "I think in some cases they hate our country,"... More »

House Readies Vote, as Trump Denies Racism

'I don't have a Racist bone in my body!' he writes

(Newser) - The controversy over President Trump's tweeted criticism of four progressive lawmakers was poised to ratchet up even more Tuesday as the House prepared to vote on a resolution condemning his words as racist. Before the vote, however, Trump shot back against that accusation. Details and developments:
  • The resolution: NPR
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Trump's 'Go Back' Tweet Called 'Worst Error of Presidency'

Few conservatives are defending him

(Newser) - With a tweet widely denounced as racist, President Trump has apparently managed to do what Nancy Pelosi was struggling to accomplish—unite the squabbling Democratic caucus. Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers were among those slamming Trump for his remark that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help... More »

Job Seeker Gets Recruiter Email With Offensive Movie Line

Connie Cheung was 'shocked' agency worker sent her racist line from 'Full Metal Jacket'

(Newser) - When Connie Cheung received an email from a recruiting agency about an office manager assistant position she'd applied for, what should've been info on the next steps for the job was something entirely different. "Me love you long time," was the only message in the email... More »

Parkland Survivor Who Made Racist Remarks Gets Bad News

Kyle Kashuv won't be going to Harvard after all

(Newser) - A Parkland shooting survivor says Harvard has rescinded his acceptance over racist remarks he made a couple of years ago, the BBC reports. Kyle Kashuv, an 18-year-old Republican and gun-rights advocate, said Tuesday the university took back its offer after discovering his nearly two-year-old texts and comments. In a thirteen-tweet... More »

Oberlin College Must Pay Bakery $11M

State jury finds college libeled owners, hurt business

(Newser) - Two and a half years after mass protests regarding a local bakery, Oberlin College has been ordered to pay that bakery $11 million. The story started in November 2016, when Gibson's Bakery, which is across the street from the Ohio private college, suspected a black Oberlin student of shoplifting... More »

Zuckerberg Has New Problem on His Hands: His Security Chief

Liam Booth accused of sexual misconduct, as well as racist, sexist, homophobic remarks

(Newser) - Two former employees of the household staff of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are lobbing some serious allegations against the power couple's security chief. First reported by Business Insider and confirmed by NBC News , Liam Booth, a former Secret Service agent, has been accused of making homophobic,... More »

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