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Race & Racism

Los Angeles Police Investigate and Dismiss 1,356 Complaints of Racial Profiling

In all of the 1,356 allegations of racial profiling made against the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Commission couldn’t find any evidence profiling. A Dec. 15 report

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“I Have an African-American Employee Who Works for Me,” Says Mich. Lawmaker Accused of Racism

A Michigan lawmaker is defending himself against charges of racism by pointing to his one African-American employee. Republican State Senator Marty Knollenberg is being strongly criticized for remarks he made

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White Georgia Cop to African-American Driver: “I Don’t Care About Your People”

by Yvette Carnell Cobb County officials have issued an apology to an African-American driver who was told by a white officer: “I don’t care about your people.” Middle school teacher

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Witness Intimidation Alleged in Kendrick Johnson Death

The Department of Justice began investigating the death of a Georgia teen over a year ago and now we’re learning more details about the case. Kendrick Johnson’s dead body was

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Worker Fired for Using “N” Pleads Her Case: “I Felt Like a N*****” at the Time

A Red Lobster restaurant worker who was fired for using the “N” word sought unemployment compensation on the basis that she didn’t intend the word as a racial slur. A

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Firefighter of the Year Who Allegedly Pointed Gun at Black Couple Outside Applebee’s Only Charged With Misdemeanors

A former Savannah, Ga. Firefighter of the Year is only facing misdemeanor charges after allegedly pointing a gun at a black couple outside an Applebee’s restaurant. Capt. Barry R. “Ricky”

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White People Use “Next Door” Website to Report “Suspicious” Black Neighbors Making U-Turns, Walking

An investigative report by East Bay Express found that white residents of an Oakland community were using a website to broadcast “suspicious activity” about their black neighbors. At issue is

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Cop to Black Family: “I Don’t Have Time For This Because All of You Are a Bunch of Stupid Bi*** A** Nigg***”

A Louisiana deputy who allegedly hurled the “N” word at African-Americans while out on a routine patrol was arrested this week on an unrelated charge. According to KATC, West Feliciana

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Howard Univ. Students Allegedly Handcuffed After Making White Customers “Uncomfortable”

A black man identified by Twitter handle @darealbighomiee alleges that he and a friend were “harassed and assaulted because ‘someone felt uncomfortable around us.” “We where approached because a white

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White Cop Files $1.7 Million Dollar Discrimination Lawsuit

A white Illinois police officer has filed a $1.7 million dollar discrimination lawsuit after having been passed over for promotions. According to CBS Chicago, Daniel Murphy, a University Park police

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