Tag Archives: Racism

United Nations Panel | U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism’

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on … Continue reading

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U.N. Human Rights Council will debate whether police killings of black men are modern day lynchings

Police killings of Black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Betty Shelby Charged With First-Degree Manslaughter in Death of Terence Crutcher

(CNN) — Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with felony manslaughter in the first degree, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler told reporters Thursday. Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher after his SUV stopped in a roadway … Continue reading

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The Killing of Unarmed Black Man #TerenceCrutcher in Oklahoma

Tulsa, Okla., police released video footage Monday that shows a white police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man — footage that the city’s police chief called “very disturbing.” “It’s very difficult to watch,” Police Chief Chuck Jordan said at … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Blacks Have Consistently Lived Under Systemic Oppression

During Thursday’s Congressional Black Caucus panel discussion addressing reshaping the criminal justice system and the role activists play in the movement to address issues affecting African-Americans, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) spoke about the oppression Blacks have faced throughout the history … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Gov. Paul LePage: “The enemy right now…are people of color.”

The Governor of Maine. pic.twitter.com/UjjVZYEscA — Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) August 27, 2016

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Thursday Open Thread | New York Life fires director #CoreyMulter after his racist, violent FB message to #BlackLivesMatter activist:

A racist antagonizer of the Black Lives Matter movement has been fired after his words wrote a check that his a** couldn’t cash. Shanelle Matthews, director of communication with the Black Lives Matter organization, was verbally attacked on Facebook by … Continue reading

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