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High School Coach Resigns
Over Team's 'Nazi' Play Call
Sep 27, 2023 10:25 AM CDT
High School Coach Resigns Over Team's 'Nazi' Play Call
Tim McFarland of Ohio's Brooklyn High School steps down after players' antisemitic jabs
- An Ohio high school football coach resigned Monday after his team used racist and antisemitic language to call plays during a game last week. Brooklyn High School coach Tim McFarland and his players repeatedly used the word "Nazi" as a play call in a game against Beachwood High School....
Video of Snubbed Black
Gymnast Spurs Outcry, Apology
Sep 26, 2023 7:44 AM CDT
Video of Snubbed Black Gymnast Spurs Outcry, Apology
Ireland's sports ministry says girl at competition was 'badly let down' by being passed over
- A video showing a young Black gymnast being passed over for a medal while her white counterparts all receive one is now making the rounds, prompting an apology from Gymnastics Ireland and support from one of the biggest names in the sport. The BBC reports that the clip now circulating...
NFL Player Slams Racist
Messages: 'This Is Sick'
Sep 16, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
NFL Player Slams Racist Messages: 'This Is Sick'
Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison was hit with 'disgusting' comments after loss to Eagles
- The Minnesota Vikings didn't have a great game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles, losing to the East Coast team 34-28, but the night proved even worse for Vikings running back Alexander Mattison, a Black player who says he received a series of racist messages and other disturbing comments after...
Florida Gunman Kills 3
in 'Racially Motivated' Shooting
Aug 27, 2023 12:01 AM CDT
Florida Gunman Kills 3 in 'Racially Motivated' Shooting
Authorities in Jacksonville says white shooter 'hated Black people'
(Updated throughout with new details.)
A masked white man carrying at least one weapon bearing a swastika fatally shot three Black people inside a Florida store Saturday in an attack with a clear motive of racial hatred, officials said. The shooting in a Dollar General store in a predominately...
AMA: BMI Metric Has
Caused 'Historical Harm'
in case you missed it
Jun 18, 2023 12:15 PM CDT
AMA: BMI Metric Has Caused 'Historical Harm'
American Medical Association says body mass index as a tool is not only inaccurate, but racist
- There's long been pushback on using body mass index, or BMI, as a health gauge. Critics say the metric—which claims to measure body fat simply by carrying out a calculation involving one's height and weight—might assign the same BMI to a person who has a lot...
SPLC Says Moms for Liberty
Is an Extremist Group
Jun 7, 2023 1:44 PM CDT
SPLC Says Moms for Liberty Is an Extremist Group
Center blasts 'so-called parental rights activists' in annual report
- The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated Moms for Liberty as an "anti-government extremist group," along with multiple other organizations that bill themselves as "parents' rights" groups. The SPLC, which tracks hate and extremist groups nationwide, says it used long-standing criteria to designate the groups as extremist...
AI Is Newest Tool in Helping
Athletes Block Racist Abuse
Jun 7, 2023 10:50 AM CDT
AI Is Newest Tool in Helping Athletes Block Racist Abuse
Companies offer filtering technology as offensive content proliferates on social media
- Social media allows athletes to reach out to fans and market themselves. But it's also where racism is "visual, permanently intrusive, and 24/7" as anonymous people troll players with "barely any accountability," the AP reports. It's all too much for some Black athletes, who are...
Spain Arrests 7
After Black Soccer Star
May 23, 2023 7:57 PM CDT
Spain Arrests 7 After Black Soccer Star Racially Abused
There was an outpouring of support after Vinicius Junior was racially abused during Valencia match
- Spanish police took action Tuesday after the latest case of abuse against Vinícius Júnior, arresting seven people accused of racially insulting the Real Madrid player. Spanish soccer officials also acted, fining Valencia $48,500 and closing part of the team's stadium for the next five games, the...
Remaining Dem: Colleagues'
Expulsion Was Racist
Apr 7, 2023 6:31 AM CDT
Remaining Dem: Colleagues' Expulsion Was Racist
Members who faced vote warn of 'march to fascism' and 'the silencing of democracy'
- Tennessee Rep. Gloria Johnson may have survived expulsion from the state House for joining an unauthorized protest for gun reform on the House floor, but she's not celebrating. "We need to make sure that we stomp out this march to fascism," the Knoxville Democrat said after the...
Guy Got $137M in Tesla
Racism Case. It's Now $3.2M
Apr 4, 2023 1:00 AM CDT
Guy Got $137M in Tesla Racism Case. It's Now $3.2M
Tesla payout to former worker slashed by $134M
- A year and a half after Tesla was ordered to pay $137 million to a former contract employee who alleged racist abuse at a company factory in California, the award has been slashed—by a whopping 98%, Bloomberg reports. Tesla challenged the original amount, and a judge said the original...
James Bond Novels
Are About to See a Tweak
Feb 27, 2023 11:32 AM CST
James Bond Novels Are About to See a Tweak
Ian Fleming's books on 007 are being reissued, with a lot fewer racial references
- First Roald Dahl's books went under the editing pen ; now, Ian Fleming's. This April, all of Fleming's novels featuring his most famous character, James Bond, will be reissued to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the series' first book,
. But the text will be somewhat different...
Sports Radio Host Suspended
Over 'Hurtful' Remarks
Feb 21, 2023 5:34 PM CST
Sports Radio Host Suspended Over 'Hurtful' Remarks
Boston host Tony Massarotti joked about Black people being car thieves
- Boston sports radio host Tony Massarotti has been suspended for the rest of the week over what he has described as "insensitive" remarks about Black people. On Friday, Mike Felger, Massarotti's co-host on 98.5's "Felger & Mazz" show, was broadcasting remotely from New Orleans when...
Screenshots Live Forever, as
Santos Is Now Finding Out
Jan 27, 2023 6:09 AM CST
Screenshots Live Forever, as Santos Is Now Finding Out
Patch.com unearths old social media posts, comments, including one that jokes about Hitler
- George Santos has identified as a "Latino Jew," "clearly Catholic," and, famously, "Jew-ish," but whatever he actually is wouldn't excuse what the Anti-Defamation League is calling "deeply offensive" social media remarks he apparently made that have recently been unearthed. Former friends and...
Man Faces Hate Crime
Charges After TikTok Video
Dec 27, 2022 3:00 PM CST
Man Faces Hate Crime Charges After TikTok Video
Police say he berated two Asian diners at an In-N-Out burger in California
- Police in California say a man confronted two Asian diners at an In-N-Out burger and a made a series of homophobic and ethnic statements that amount to hate crimes. The suspect's bad luck: The college-age diners were actually making a TikTok video at the time, reports CBS News . After...
Faculty Demands University
Leader Resign Over Joke
Dec 19, 2022 9:35 AM CST
Faculty Demands University Leader Resign Over Joke
Thomas L. Keon of Purdue University Northwest accused of insulting Asian Americans
- He has apologized, but the chancellor of Purdue University Northwest may lose his job anyway. The faculty senate of the Indiana school has called on Thomas Keon to resign after he spoke gibberish during a speech and called it his "Asian version" of a made-up language, per the AP...
Palace Aide Apologizes
for Pressing Black Guest
Dec 16, 2022 3:40 PM CST
Palace Aide Apologizes for Pressing Black Guest
Ngozi Fulani, a British citizen, says she was repeatedly asked where she was 'really from'
- An honorary Buckingham Palace aide who repeatedly asked a Black guest at a reception where she's "really from" apologized Friday in a meeting of the two that a royal statement described as "filled with warmth and understanding." Ngozi Fulani accepted Susan Hussey's apology, the statement...
Students His Race
Nov 15, 2022 10:45 AM CST
Teacher Tells Students His Race Is 'Superior'
Unidentified middle school instructor in Texas has since been fired after students record his remarks
- A middle school teacher in Texas has been fired after students in his class recorded him telling them his race is the "superior" one. NBC News reports the recordings were made last week at Bohls Middle School in Pflugerville, though it's not clear what type of class was...
Sheriff Who Quit Amid Scandal
Weeks Ago Is Reelected
Nov 10, 2022 11:32 AM CST
Sheriff Who Quit Amid Scandal Weeks Ago Is Reelected
North Carolina's Jody Greene was recorded disparaging Black deputies
- One of the most controversial election results of the week is out of North Carolina's Columbus County, where former Sheriff Jody Greene was elected once again. The reason for the controversy? Greene, who is white, resigned as sheriff only two weeks ago after he was heard disparaging Black deputies...
2 Weeks After Academy
Apology, Littlefeather Dies at 75
Oct 3, 2022 8:03 AM CDT
2 Weeks After Academy Apology, Littlefeather Dies at 75
Native American actor received 50-year-old mea culpa after she turned down Brando Oscar in '73
- Last month, Sacheen Littlefeather received a mea culpa 50 years in the making from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which apologized for how she was treated when she rebuffed a 1973 Oscar for Marlon Brando. Now, just over two weeks later, the Native American activist and actress...
Trump, Kim Jong Un
Might Still Be in Touch
Sep 28, 2022 9:50 AM CDT
Trump, Kim Jong Un Might Still Be in Touch
Book reveals Trump's casual racism, apparently ongoing relationship with North Korean leader
- We already know Maggie Haberman's upcoming book on President Trump claims he vowed not to leave the White House and clogged toilets trying to flush away papers . Now new revelations are flooding out ahead of Tuesday's release of
Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking
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