Race in America

Ronnie Barnes charged with hate crime after attacking black child (Photo Credit: West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)

Louisiana Man, Ronnie Barnes, Charged with Hate Crime for Attacking Black Child

Ronnie Barnes was charged after he attacked a 12-year-old black boy last weekend because of his dreadlocks. He could spend up to six months in jail for a hate crime. WAFB reports the boy’s mother sent him into the Good To Go convenience store in Clinton on Saturday to pay for gas when Barnes attacked […]

by · July 30, 2015 · Race in America
Margaret Cho: We Are Witnessing Black Genocide by Police (Photo Credit: Twitter via @MargaretCho)

Margaret Cho: We Are Witnessing Genocide of Blacks by Police

Margaret Cho tweeted “we are witnessing the genocide of African-Americans by police.” She also wrote if “you do nothing to stop it, you have blood on your hands.” She is yet another person to suggest that Sandra Bland’s death was due to foul play. We are witnessing the genocide of […]

by · July 25, 2015 · Race in America
Georgia Republican John Douglas Apologizes for Racist "Knee Grow" Facebook Rant (Photo Credit: WXIA Video Screengrab)

Georgia Republican John Douglas Apologizes for Racist “Knee Grow” Facebook Rant

Georgia Republican John Douglas issued an apology after being confronted by a WXIA reporter over racist comments he posted on Facebook in response to a black woman posing with the American flag as if it were toilet paper. WXIA reports, the Newton County Commissioner wrote on Facebook, “She is just a […]

by · July 24, 2015 · Race in America, Today's Headlines
WWE Cuts Ties with Hulk Hogan Over Racist Rant About Daughter's Boyfriend

WWE Drops Hulk Hogan Over Racist Rant About Daughter’s Black Boyfriend

Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, caught on tape in racist rant about daughter Brooke allegedly sleeping with a black man, the National Enquirer reports. “I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice […]

by · July 24, 2015 · Race in America, Today's Headlines
Buffalo Conservative Politician Joseph Mascia Called Black Leaders "N*ggers" Repeatedly (Photo Credit: YouTube Video Screengrab)

Buffalo Conservative Politician Joseph Mascia Called Black Leaders “N*ggers” Repeatedly

Buffalo Common Council candidate Joseph A. Mascia was heard on tape referring to Mayor Byron W. Brown, Council President Darius G. Pridgen and other black leaders as “n*ggers,” The Buffalo News reports. “The f*cking n*ggers, man. Once they’re in power, forget about it, forget it” Mascia says in the audio, a recording […]

by · July 23, 2015 · Race in America
Black Female Officer Watched Sandra Bland's Violent Arrest and Did Nothing

Black Female Cop Watched Sandra Bland’s Violent Arrest and Did Nothing

(OPINION) — A black female cop, Penny Goode, watched as Sandra Bland was violently arrested and brutalized by Texas trooper Brian Encinia following a traffic stop. The female officer was heard telling Bland to stop resisting. But, did Bland’s actions rise to the level of an arrest? Smoking a cigarette in […]

by · July 22, 2015 · Race in America, Today's Headlines
Bernie Sanders Civil Rights Credibility Spawns #BernieSoBlack Hashtag (Photo Credit: Twitter via @slamshopp)

Bernie Sanders Netroots Nation Stumble Spawns #BernieSoBlack Hashtag

After Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were disrupted at the Netroots Nation 2015 convention on Saturday, some activists tweeted their dissatisfaction with Sanders’ response using the #BernieSoBlack hashtag. I just “love” the racism, whitesplaining, insults and character assassination going on as a result. SMH. I guess Hillary […]

by · July 19, 2015 · Elections, Race in America
Racist Nation: KKK, New Black Panther Members Clash in Columbia SC

Racist Nation: Ku Klux Klan, New Black Panther Clash in Columbia SC

Racist bigotry is alive and well in America. On Saturday, members of the Ku Klux Klan clashed with members of the New Black Panther Party over the Confederate flag at the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. Race is still a serious problem in the U.S. A KKK supporter was caught […]

by · July 19, 2015 · Race in America
NAACP Wants Confederate Carving "Sand Blasted" off Stone Mountain (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

NAACP Wants Carving of Confederate Generals “Sand Blasted” off Stone Mountain

The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP wants the carving of Confederate generals Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee removed from the side of Stone Mountain. NAACP’s Richard Rose said, “Those guys need to go. They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction […]

by · July 14, 2015 · Race in America
NAACP Wants Confederate Flag Removed from Alabama Troopers' Uniforms, Cruisers

NAACP Wants Confederate Flag Removed from Alabama Troopers’ Uniforms, Cruisers

The NAACP of Huntsville has called on the state of Alabama to remove the Confederate battle flag symbol from police cruisers and uniforms used by Alabama State Troopers. The Confederate battle flag is included in the Coat of Arms of the State of Alabama. Rev. Robert Shanklin, NAACP of Huntsville spokesman, […]

by · July 14, 2015 · Race in America