Imagine this: You escort your son to his first day of first grade, all buttoned up in his brand new uniform and eager to begin the school year, only to be turned away because your child has dreadlocks.
From the moment a white person is born they are afforded certain privileges. While the extent and nature of those privileges vary, one thing’s consistent: If you’re white, society says, “You’re out here winning.”
The city of Hastings, Mich., has settled with a decidedly white officer who claimed he was racially discriminated against after his colleagues found out he was 18 percent African after he got back DNA test results from genealogy site Ancestry.com.
An emergency room physician has been suspended after a video of her mocking a patient claiming to be suffering from an anxiety attack was posted to Facebook, according to SFGate.
A Southfield, Mich., woman is accusing Target of racial profiling in a lawsuit that claims she was forced to strip in front of male employees to prove that she did not steal a bathing suit.
After someone called the police, seven cop cars rolled up on a group of black filmmakers, including the granddaughter of Bob Marley, Donisha Prendergast.
A Toronto restaurant is being forced to cough up some serious cash to a black patron after it required him and three of his friends to pay in advance for their meals.
Starbucks is upping the ante (and perhaps trying to salvage whatever is left of its reputation) by closing more than 8,000 stores across the U.S. for an afternoon to train employees in racial bias.
A former University of Cincinnati women’s volleyball player has filed a lawsuit against her old coach, charging that she repeatedly body-shamed her and then dropped her from the team because of Instagram photos that were deemed “too sexy.”
I’ve learned through age, maturity, meditation and Lisinopril to not allow myself to be bothered with certain things that might have irked me 10 or even five years ago. Basically I’m learning to give less fucks because fucklessness is a form of self-care for me. But there is (at least) one strain of conversation that…
It’s been some five years since Ellen Harris, a registered nurse at the Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii, filed a lawsuit claiming that she was subject to racial discrimination and harassment while doing her job.
As it turns out, black people really can’t seem to eat in peace sometimes. A group of college students in Ohio are the latest in the nation to accuse a dining establish of racial discrimination, or some sort of profiling, after a manager demanded that they pay for their meal up front because, you know, “you people…
Two white cameramen are suing NBC and Questlove for racial discrimination, claiming that the prominent drummer for the Roots convinced NBC to fire them because they were white.
Here comes New York Fashion Week, again. Everything is about to change—or so it seems—as designers present fashion shows featuring clothes generally intended to break the rules. But one thing rarely, if ever, seems to change, and that’s the absence of black designers occupying top spots in the fashion industry.
For the second time this year, white supremacist flyers have appeared at Princeton University. It is unclear who’s responsible for posting the flyers, which were spotted on the New Jersey campus Monday, but they came in two varieties: the first, a personal attack against a Jewish resident of the city of Princeton; the…
It’s never too late for your shitty ways to catch up with you, and a Uniondale (N.Y.) High School health teacher is learning that the hard way after being removed from the classroom after bragging on a Facebook post that he had failed two students more than a decade ago partially because they would not stand for the…
A man was kicked off a Greyhound bus en route to Kansas City, Mo., in the middle of the night because of his name‚ he says.
If you saw the hashtag #FreeMeek while browsing Black Twitter and thought someone was giving away Meek Mill’s albums, you are incorrect. Residents of Philadelphia will take to the streets Monday afternoon to protest the imprisonment of the rapper and notorious collector of L’s after the hip-hop star was imprisoned on…
There’s news of yet another black woman being hostilely removed from an American Airlines airplane.
Thanks to a pardon from President Donald Trump, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now a free man. And in a recent interview given to the San Jose Mercury News, Arpaio has pledged to keep up the fight for one of Trump’s old pet causes: searching for former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.