The host of an Airbnb in Amsterdam can be seen in a video pushing Sibahle Nkumbi, a black South African woman, down a steep flight of stairs during what is believed to be a racially motivated altercation over her late checkout.
Well, another noose turned up in Washington, D.C., this time, police say, at a house under construction in the southeast part of the city. This will make at least the fifth time that this hateful symbol of violence has appeared around the nation’s capital recently.
Bill Cosby’s lawyers have accused prosecutors of attempting to keep black jurors off their client’s sexual assault case. The accusations come on the heels of the district attorney’s office not allowing a black woman who had a scandal in her past to be a potential juror.
After a reportedly contentious hearing Thursday morning, black Alabama Judge Greg Griffin denied a motion filed Monday by defense attorneys for white Montgomery, Ala., Police Officer Aaron Smith requesting that Griffin recuse himself from Smith’s murder trial, AL.com reports.
Whites who believe negative stereotypes about blacks are more likely than most to oppose athletes kneeling during the national anthem, according to researchers who studied the issue, the Washington Post reports.
This probably comes as no surprise to some of you given how, in general, black men are portrayed in media as violent and threatening. However, a new study published by the American Psychological Association Monday is adding credibility to the claim, noting that people do indeed have a tendency to perceive black men as…
Of course, the company didn’t phrase it that way because it would have to spend another $11 million cleaning up all the mess from the white people’s heads that exploded.
Duane Buck may get justice yet. On Wednesday the Supreme Court of the United States ordered a new hearing for Buck, a black Texas inmate who has sat for years on death row, after hearing claims that improper testimony about his race got him sentenced to death.
Lawyers representing St. Anthony, Minn., Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile filed a notice to remove a black judge—Ramsey County, Minn.'s second-most-senior judge—from the case, the Star Tribune reports.
Delta Air Lines has initiated a policy change following the fallout after a black doctor was reportedly barred from helping an unresponsive passenger and condescendingly dismissed by a flight attendant, the Washington Post reports.
After six months investigating the San Francisco Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice has found disparities in traffic stops, post-stop searches and use of deadly force against African Americans, as well as implicit and institutionalized bias against minority groups.
Editor’s note: For more information about the Buck v. Davis case, read “Racial Bias Got Duane Buck the Death Sentence; the Supreme Court Can Fix It,” also on The Root.
Earlier this year, home-rental site Airbnb came under heavy scrutiny after black users of the platform took to social media to describe the discrimination they faced. Most noted that after renters saw their photos, which were included in the booking request, they were denied accommodations. The hashtag…
Chicago police are looking to fire five officers who were involved in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, The Guardian reports.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of a black death row inmate Monday, declaring that prosecutors in Georgia went against the Constitution and blocked black jurors from his trial nearly 30 years ago, USA Today reports.
Risk-assessment scores, which are becoming ever more common in courtrooms across the nation, are often used to make important decisions regarding a defendant’s freedom or the terms of the defendant’s freedom.