Two white college students posted racist videos of themselves yelling and joking about the n-word.
Muslims accused of plotting violent acts are roughly seven times more likely to get media coverage and three times more likely to receive longer sentences than their non-Muslim counterparts, according to a new report from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding called “Equal Treatment?”
As neo-Nazis marched through the streets of Newnan, Georgia, police in riot gear tackled and arrested counter-protesters—for wearing face masks.
It seems that Waffle House is suddenly ground zero for horrifying incidents in America.
In an episode very reminiscent of the recent Starbucks arrests, 25-year-old Chikesia Clemons is seen here being threatened and pushed to the ground by police officers in an Alabama Waffle House. After a minor alleged dispute with the cashier over being charged for plastic utensils, Clemons is seen seated by a window…
Dressing and acting more like they were on patrol in Afghanistan than policing a neo–Nazi rally in a small town in Georgia, hundreds of police officers in combat gear and carrying high–powered weapons demonstrated what it looks like when we militarize our police forces.
The superintendent of the Great Hearts Texas charter school network has apologized after eighth-graders at a San Antonio school were given homework asking them to compare the “positive aspects” and the “negative aspects” of slavery. The title of the American history worksheet was: “The Life of Slaves: A Balanced View.”
When a bunch of white dudes get caught being racist, homophobic, or anti-Semitic (or in this case, all of the above) and the public responds with justified outrage, you can usually count on one of two responses: You are stifling my free speech or It was just a joke! The brothers at Theta Tau, the engineering…
Students at Syracuse University have been protesting their school after a video showing Syracuse frat brothers using racist, anti-Semitic, sexist, and homophobic language was leaked online.
Today in What Horrible Racist and/or Homophobic and/or Anti-Semitic Thing Has a College Frat Done Now Goddammit?: Syracuse University has suspended the school’s chapter of engineering frat Theta Tau (yes, “engineering frat” is a thing) after video footage surfaced of members listing off a bunch of slurs directed at…
Three Kansas men face the possibility of life in prison after a federal jury on Wednesday found them guilty of plotting to blow up an apartment complex housing Somali immigrants, as well as a small mosque.
A black Harvard student named Selorm Ohene was violently tackled and beaten by police in Cambridge, MA after they approached him for being naked in public. The incident has prompted a furious response from students accusing the school of failing to keep Ohene safe by giving him adequate medical attention, and of not…
A rule of thumb that is pretty useful: Any political figure who says that they want to help the “white working class” is much more interested in helping white people than in helping the working class.
Cambridge police were arresting Selorm Ohene, a 21-year-old black Harvard student who is studying mathematics, when the Friday night arrest turned violent, with newly released video showing officers piling on and punching him. The department has launched an internal investigation into the incident.
Jeffery Craig Zeigler, a 53-year-old retired firefighter, was charged with assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony on Friday. Zeigler was charged after authorities say he shot at a 14-year-old, Brennan Walker, who was trying to get directions to get to school after…
When two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday for simply sitting there, being black and minding their business, people in the store who witnessed it were outraged, including Melissa DePino—whose video recording of the arrest went viral on social media.
Update, Sunday, 8:35 a.m.: Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson released a statement calling the arrests at a Philadelphia store this week “reprehensible” and “disheartening,” and vowed to offer the two men who were racially profiled a “face-to-face apology” (see the full statement below).
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Cynthia Nixon, who is running to unseat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, laid out the common sense case for legalizing marijuana in a video released on Wednesday.
There are three major candidates in the race for the next governor of Michigan: Abdul El-Sayed, a leftist candidate in the mold of Bernie Sanders; Gretchen Whitmer, an establishment candidate who happily holds fundraisers with health insurance companies; and Shri Thanedar, a completely fake progressive who claims…