Racism

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

Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Public Defender Begins Study Of ‘Unconscious Bias’ In Arrests, Judgments For Minorities

San 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.

09/23/2014

Sikh Gurdwara San Jose (CBS)

13 Years After September 11 Attacks, Sikhs Still Targets Of Harassment

In the aftermath of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Sikhs were unintended target of hate crimes, because the attackers thought they were Muslims. Thirteen years later, Sikhs said the attacks have not stopped.

09/11/2014

A noose was found hanging on an Oakland Public Works truck used by African-American workers. (CBS)

Noose Found On Oakland Public Works Truck Used By African-American Employees

Oakland 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.

08/27/2014

(Daniel Cooper/Getty Images)

California Bill Banning Confederate Flag Merchandise Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Gift shops in California may soon have to get rid of some extra inventory if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that would ban the state from displaying or selling merchandise with the Confederate flag.

08/22/2014

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Workers Allege Racist, Threatening Graffiti Left On Lockers

A group of African American BART workers said they found racist, threatening graffiti on their lockers, and don’t feel safe at work.

07/31/2014

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