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NAACP Chapter President Outed As White By Her Parents; Mocked On TwitterThe head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she's white but has portrayed herself as black.
Jr. High Commencement Celebration For Blacks Called 'Segregation,' 'Reverse Racism' But District Will Continue To Allow ItAn Antioch school counselor is under scrutiny for organizing an 8th grade promotion ceremony aimed at African-American students.
Blacks, Latinos Detained In Disproportionate Numbers By San Jose PoliceThe City of San Jose's Independent Police auditor believes new data on police detentions and arrests shows that racial bias exists in the department.
California Hopes To Ease Path To Historically Black SchoolsLeaders of California's vast community college system are hoping to make it easier for students to transfer to historically black colleges and universities in other states.
San Francisco’s Public Defender Explains Racial Disparities In The City’s Criminal Justice SystemSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi explains racial disparities in the city's criminal justice system and what is being done on a local level to address the issue.
San Francisco Public Defender Begins Study Of 'Unconscious Bias' In Arrests, Judgments For MinoritiesSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi wants to pull the curtain back on racial disparity in the justice system to determine how much race plays a part in arrests, charging and sentencing by launching an ambitious study that will examine a decade’s worth of cases.
Noose Found On Oakland Public Works Truck Used By African-American EmployeesOakland police say they are investigating reports that a noose was found placed on a city Public Works truck used by African American employees, and the workers union says they have no doubt it the move was rooted in racism.
Berry Gordy Day In Oakland; Motown’s Creator Honored, Appears At City Hall It’s Berry Gordy Jr. Day in the East Bay. The legendary impresario and creator of the Motown Sound was honored in front of hundreds in attendance for a public appearance in Oakland Monday morning.
SF Supervisor Notes Lack Of Diversity, Seeks To Help Save Fillmore’s Marcus Books A San Francisco supervisor is asking for more time to raise the money to buy a prominent African-American bookstore in the Fillmore District after a long struggle to prevent eviction.
More Latino Than White Students Admitted To University Of California SchoolsPreliminary admissions data show that 17,589 Latino students have been accepted as freshmen at one of the University of California's nine undergraduate campuses for the fall, or 29 percent of all 61,120 in-state applicants who were offered a spot. That compares to 16,378 white residents, who made up 27 percent of the admitted applicants.
Oakland Police Stop Blacks At Far Higher Rate, Asians Top Traffic StopsOakland Police said in a preliminary report released on Monday that while blacks comprise 28 percent of Oakland's population, they accounted for 62 percent of nearly 15,000 police stops during an eight-month period last year.
Jesse Jackson To Take On Lack Of Diversity At Silicon Valley Tech FirmsRev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.