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Racism

Barack Obama campaigns in 2007 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly Racist

While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.

10/05/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

Mitt Romney accepting Donald Trump's endorsement (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Bring Back Politics Of Racial Division

In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.

08/08/2012

A display inside a teacher's meeting room at Julia Baldwin Elementary in San Jose shows African-American and Latino boys with the slogan "Keeping Our Black and Brown Boys in Mind." (CBS)

SJ Principal Defends ‘Brown Boys’ Message Board

An anonymous email sent to CBS 5 Wednesday criticized a staffroom board that reminds teachers to keep “our black and brown boys in mind” as racist. But the principal of that school said the board is not racism, and isn’t going anywhere.

05/31/2012

A display inside a teacher's meeting room at Julia Baldwin Elementary in San Jose shows African-American and Latino boys with the slogan "Keeping Our Black and Brown Boys in Mind." (CBS)

San Jose District Accused Of Racism Over Photo Displays In Schools

Controversy is brewing at a San Jose school district over displays of African-American and Latino boys placed in teacher’s meeting rooms.

05/30/2012

Jeremy Lin (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images), Floyd Mayweather (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather: ‘I Stand By’ Controversial Tweets On Lin, Race

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is making no apologies for posting a racially charged comment on Twitter about Knicks star Jeremy Lin, a Palo Alto native.

02/29/2012

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Leaves Richmond Police Department Leaderless

Richmond’s police chief and seven of his high-ranking officers are involved in a racial discrimination lawsuit in Martinez, which temporarily leaves the department without a head.

01/18/2012

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Police Race Discrimination Trial Begins

Seven officers claim Chief Chris Magnus and former deputy chief Lori Ritter racially discriminated against them going back five years.

01/17/2012

Image of racist graffiti on a campus mural which was included in a Sequoia Middle School newsletter (bayareanewstalk.com)

Pleasant Hill School Newsletter Sent Out With Racist Image

A substitute secretary apparently mistook a racist cartoon for a harmless comic and sent it out as part of a Pleasant Hill middle school’s newsletter.

12/20/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

NorCal Headstones Marked With N-Word Replaced

Workers on Tuesday began installing new markers at a public cemetery near Sacramento where relocated Gold Rush-era gravestones had been marked with the N-word.

10/18/2011

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