Racism

Barrows Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. (CBS)

Berkeley Black Student Union Want Changes To Address Discrimination, Rename Building For Black Panther On FBI Terror List

The issue of race has the University of California, Berkeley campus buzzing, after a student group wants a building named after a member of the Black Panthers.

03/20/2015

Oakland Town Hall on Race

Oakland Councilwoman Proposes New City Department To Address Racism

Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks expects to propose a new city department that would address systemic racism within the city government and in the city to the full City Council by the end of the month.

03/19/2015

The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be Reviewed

San Francisco’s Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.

03/17/2015

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Lee Calls For Officers To Be Fired Over Racist, Homophobic Texts

The mayor of San Francisco said Tuesday that four police officers under investigation in the sending of racist and homophobic texts will be fired if the probe determines they sent the messages.

03/17/2015

Comedian W. Kamau Bell (second from left) at a meeting on racism in Berkeley on March 13, 2015. (CBS)

W. Kamau Bell’s Racial Profiling Experience At Berkeley Cafe Spurs Community Meeting

Hundreds turned out for a discussion on racism in Berkeley on Friday night, two months after comedian W. Kamau Bell was racially profiled at a café.

03/13/2015

North Korea on Pres. Obama

North Korea Compares Pres. Obama To ‘Monkey In A Tropical Forest,’ Blames U.S. For Internet Outage

North Korea compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Interview.”

12/26/2014

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson (Contra Costa County)

Contra Costa County DA Fires Back At Public Defenders’ Racist Accusations: ‘All Lives Matter’

In the latest chapter of the ongoing Bay Area reaction to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson has fired back at the public defenders, who accused him last week of racially biased prosecutions.

12/23/2014

One of the effigies found hanging at UC Berkeley Saturday morning. (Source: Pastormykmac)

Group Of Anonymous Artists Claim Responsibility For Effigies Hanging On Nooses At UC Berkeley

A group of anonymous artists claimed responsibility for effigies of two black men and a woman hanging from nooses on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Saturday.

12/14/2014

Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Hundreds Expected To Protest ‘Redskins’ Name Before 49er Game At Levi’s Stadium

Demands for a new franchise name will follow the Washington Redskins across the country as they prepare to play at Levi’s Stadium for the first time Sunday.

11/19/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Officially Bans Sales Of Confederate Flag On State Property

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag.

09/25/2014

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