Post Tagged with: "Racism in America"

Black Renter Thurmeka Muller Upset Over Racial Slur on Apartment’s  Facebook Page

Black Renter Thurmeka Muller Upset Over Racial Slur on Apartment’s Facebook Page

A Dallas apartment apologized to resident Thurmeka Muller who was called “n*gger” by an employee after posting a maintenance complaint on the company’s Facebook page. Muller, an Iraq War veteran, was upset over the filthy condition of her bathtub when she moved into the Timberlodge Apartments. She said the building’s […]

by · April 13, 2015 · Race in America
Starbucks Nixes Handwritten “Race Together” Notes on Cups

Starbucks Nixes Handwritten “Race Together” Notes on Cups

Starbucks Race Together RETREAT? Starbucks has nixed writing “Race Together” on cups, saying that was only meant for  a week. The “Race Together” campaign has been maligned on social media. The handwritten notes were part of Starbucks’ initiative for employees and customers to start a conversation about race in America. […]

by · March 22, 2015 · Today's Headlines
“Runnin N*gger” Targets Sold at South Dakota Gun Show

“Runnin N*gger” Targets Sold at South Dakota Gun Show

runnin n*gger A South Dakota vendor was banned from a South Dakota gun show after selling racist “runnin n*gger” targets. The targets, which was being sold for 10 cents each, featured a caricature of a black man with the caption, “Official RUNNIN NIGGER Target” across the top. KSFY reports Bob […]

by · March 17, 2015 · Race in America
Starbucks Launches “Race Together” Initiative to get Customers, Employee Talking

Starbucks Launches “Race Together” Initiative to get Customers, Employee Talking

Starbucks has launched a new initiative, Race Together, to get customers and employees to talk about race. This initiative was launched as a result of rising racial tensions following the deaths of unarmed black males by white police officers. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is white, says Race Together is […]

by · March 17, 2015 · Race in America
Raven Symone Defends Rodner Figueroa Michelle Obama Ape Comments

Raven Symone Defends Rodner Figueroa Michelle Obama Ape Comments

Raven Symone is defending former Univision host Rodner Figueroa, who was fired over his comments that Michelle Obama looked like a cast member of the “Planet of the Apes,” saying “some people look like animals.” Wow, she did it again…put her foot in her mouth. Raven Symone was a guest […]

by · March 17, 2015 · Entertainment
UMD Investigating Racist Email Sent by Kappa Sigma Fraternity Member

UMD Investigating Racist Email Sent by Kappa Sigma Fraternity Member

Here we go again…. The University of Maryland, College Park is investigating an email allegedly from someone with Kappa Sigma fraternity. The message included racial slurs, mentioned rape. College Park President Wallace Loh issued a statement on the school’s website that said officials were alerted Tuesday to an email he […]

by · March 13, 2015 · Race in America
Levi Pettit ID'd as 2nd OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon Member Expelled Over Racist Video (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Levi Pettit ID’d as 2nd OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon Member Expelled Over Racist Video

Levi Pettit has been identified as the second student expelled at the University of Oklahoma after a racist video surfaced. His parents issued a statement asking for forgiveness for their 20-year-old son. Brody and Susan Pettit asked for forgiveness of the black community and the University of Oklahoma, saying their […]

by · March 10, 2015 · Race in America
OU’s SAE House Mom Beauton Gilbow Caught on Video Chanting N-Word

OU’s SAE House Mom Beauton Gilbow Caught on Video Chanting N-Word

A video clip has surfaced of Beauton Gilbow, 79, house mom for the disgraced Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma chanting the word n*gger. Buzzfeed reports she appeared to be singing along with Trinidad James’ song All Gold Everything.  The video was was taken at a party and […]

by · March 10, 2015 · Race in America
Billboard Honoring KKK Founder Nathan Bedford Forrest on Display Near Selma Bridge

Billboard Honoring KKK Founder Nathan Bedford Forrest on Display Near Selma Bridge

A billboard honoring Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest is on display near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where President Obama, former president George W. Bush, and others commemorated the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. The sign, set up in recent days, invites visitors to see “Selma’s War Between The States […]

by · March 7, 2015 · Race in America
Transcript: President Obama's Selma Speech Commemorating Bloody Sunday (Photo Credit: White House/Pete Souza)

Transcript: President Obama’s Selma Speech Commemorating Bloody Sunday

OBAMA’S SELMA SPEECH:  President Obama gave an arousing and powerful speech on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when about 600 marchers were gassed and beaten by police as they marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Here’s the full text of President Obama’s Selma […]

by · March 7, 2015 · Race in America