Looks like Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III may still get justice yet, now that a Prince George’s County, Md., grand jury decided Tuesday to hand up a hate crime charge against Sean Urbanski, a white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing Collins.
Two Framingham State University students are terrified after a racial slur was found scrawled with permanent marker on their dorm-room door over the weekend.
I was 13 years old the first time I shoplifted. My sister, at 15, was my lookout.
Imagine minding your own business, walking home from school, only to have a bunch of older kids who should know better hurl racial slurs at you?
A Cliffside Park, N.J., teacher is facing backlash after she was caught on cellphone camera telling students in her class to “speak American.”
A Kennesaw, Ga., mother is demanding answers after a white student called her son a slave during the school’s Civil War Day last month.
I’m sorry, y’all, but this week we’re featuring only one piece of email. It’s not that we didn’t receive a lot of hate mail this week. (Don’t worry; we won’t ever run out of shitty comments from disgruntled readers of The Root—ever). It’s just that answering more than one piece of email this week would be redundant…
Apparently China is high-key tripping this week. First WeChat, the country’s most popular chat app, had to apologize after its software translated “black foreigner” to the word “nigger.” Now it seems a museum in China is only just realizing that it’s a bad idea to juxtapose images of wild African animals with black…
Local parents have filed a lawsuit against a central-Mississippi school district after they say a white substitute teacher made a horrific, threatening racist comment about their black son being hanged.
Is love the answer to all of America’s problems? That is the question the producers of a new short documentary film want us to consider.
One of the most frustrating things about existing while black in America and dealing with white supremacy, white privilege, white tears and white people’s awkward casseroles is the process of determining exactly how to react to racism when faced with it.
His name is Charlie, and he might be a racist.
Last week, CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and asked if he thought President Donald Trump’s punishing response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico had something to do with “race or ethnicity.” Sanders hesitated a bit but ultimately said, “We have a right to be suspect.”
It always amazes me when people don’t like being called racist, so then they jump to the most racist thing ever. That totally makes sense. Except now a Texas family are terrified because their daughter received a threatening message after she called out a classmate for being racist.
The wealth gap between white Americans and black Americans is stark. The median white family has somewhere between 10 and 16 times the net worth of the median black household, depending on who you ask. Between 2010 and 2013, as white households began to recover from the recession, black and Hispanic families saw their…
Cheers are in order for the living legend, the Rev. Al Sharpton, as he celebrates 50 years in the civil rights movement. Sharpton is one of the most recognizable activists from the movement and continues to fight the good fight, despite having been stabbed, jailed, indicted and ridiculed throughout his tenure.
A New York City idiot who got soup dumped on him after he decided it was a good idea to go on a racist rant on the L train in New York City says he was “making a point” and that he is “not that sorry.”
I, as much as anyone, am fully aware that freedom of speech and expression is not equal to freedom from consequences. That being said, I do have some questions about employers who look to discipline employees for refusing to stand for the national anthem.
Another day, another high school student causing outrage because he or she thought it was a great idea to be on Snapchat in blackface.
Deandre Harris, a 20-year-old black man who was viciously attacked by white supremacists at the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally almost two months ago, is now a wanted man after a local magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with the same Aug. 12 incident that left him bloody and…