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Man Who Harassed Woman for Wearing a Puerto Rico Shirt Has Been Charged With Felony Hate Crimes

And the officer who sat by and did nothing has resigned.

The man who went viral for harassing a woman over her Puerto Rico shirt has been arrested on two hate crime charges. Originally, he was charged with only misdemeanor disorderly conduct and misdemeanor assault, but both were upgraded to hate crimes, making them felonies.

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Anti-Immigration White Nationalists Are Shocked–Shocked–to Find Other Countries’ Border Laws Affect Them

In these people's eyes, the separation of Hispanic families = valid immigration laws. But entitled white folk being turned away at a border = CENSORSHIP!

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Netflix Fires Chief Communications Officer After He Repeatedly Used a Racist Slur at Work

Plus, a FAQ on when it's okay for white folks to use the n-word. SPOILER ALERT: it's never!

Netflix has fired their Chief Communications Officer Jonathan Friedland, after Friedland used the N-word in a meeting with other staffers. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings released a memo about the firing, saying “Jonathan contributed greatly in many areas, but his descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity and is not in line with our values as a company.”

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Roseanne Blames Ambien for Her Racist Tweet, Has Apparently Been on Ambien Day & Night for More Than a Decade

People have been known to do some wild stuff while on Ambien. But racism isn't a common side effect of the sleep aid.

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“It Was so Far over the Line and so Loathsome That I Suspected There Might Not Be Any Coming Back from It”: The Cast & Crew of Roseanne Speak up About Cancellation

Roseanne went from television's #1 show to canceled, after a racist Twitter rant by its lead Roseanne Barr. As a result, ABC has canceled the show, re-runs are being yanked off the air, and cast/crew are making the rounds to talk about what happened.

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[Update: Roseanne Canceled] Wanda Sykes Jumps Roseanne Ship After Racist Tweets From Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr took to Twitter and left a toxic trail of racist and islamophobic vitriol that has caused one of her producers, comedian Wanda Sykes, to leave. But will her audiences remain?

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Trump’s White House Doubled Down on His Racist Rhetoric Conflating Immigrants With Criminals

No one is defending MS-13. We are objecting to the fact that Trump has turned the conversation about immigration and immigrants into a conversation about MS-13. We object to the racism and xenophobia behind that manipulation of a narrative.

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Catching Up With That Racist Lawbro Who Threatened to Call ICE on Strangers Speaking Spanish

He hasn't had the best week.

What's been going on with this guy in the days since a video of his rant went mega-viral? Well, turns out he hasn't had the best week.

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Things We Saw Today: The Department of Education Will Investigate Issues of Discrimination at Yale … As Long as You’re a White Student

Recently, Yale University has been at the center of our ongoing national conversation about racism and discrimination, after a white student called the police on a black student for napping in their dorm common room. So far, Yale has failed to address the incident in any meaningful way. Now, though, the Department of Education wants us to know that they're taking issues of seriously and launching an investigation into potential systematic discrimination ... against white students.

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I Have to Believe That Nicole Arbour Isn’t a Real Person So That Any of This Can Make Sense

The more ignorance Nicole Arbour spews, whether in her "comedy" or as herself, the more I have to believe that she's some kind of Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton construction of a personality. Somewhere out there, there's a real Nicole who's examining society by putting this troll of a character out into the world, Stephen Colbert-style. That's the explanation, right? Right?

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Things We Saw Today: Spike Lee Calls Trump a “Motherf@#!er” For Not Speaking Out Against the KKK. He’s Not Wrong.

"We have a guy in the White House who had a chance to say we are about love and not about hate," Lee said after the premiere of his film, BlacKkKlansman.

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Add Taking A Nap in Your Dorm Common Room to the List of Things You Can’t Do While Black

There are a lot of things you can't do while black and now, napping in your dorm's common room is one of them.

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Guns N’ Roses to Remove One in a Million From Album Re-Issue due to Racist & Homophobic Slurs

In their upcoming re-issue of their album Appetite for Destruction, Guns N' Roses have decided to remove their track "One in a Million" from the lineup, because of the racist and homophobic language in the songs.

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The TSA Is Still Searching Black Women’s Hair Because Their Machines Have Not Been Updated to Identify Black Girl Magic

Between May 13, 2015 and March 13, 2017, 98 black women filed hair-search complaints with the TSA, according to the records from the Multicultural Branch.

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Things We Saw Today: Starbucks to Close All 8,000 Locations for One Day to Train Staff About Racial Bias

By now, we've all heard about the preposterous incident that occurred at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Last week, two black men entered the Starbucks asking to use the bathroom as they waited for someone, and were denied. When they sat to wait for their friend, a Starbucks employee called the police, and the two men were arrested for trespassing. It's something that would likely never have happened had it been two white men.

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Remember When Starbucks Wanted Their Baristas to Start a Conversation About Race? Well, Mission Accomplished

Cell phone footage over the weekend captured two black men being arrested inside of a Starbucks in Philadelphia for the 200-year-old crime of doing something while being black.

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Charlize Theron Has Contemplated Leaving the U.S for the Sake of Her Black Children

In a recent interview with Elle actress, Charlize Theron got candid about her feelings about the racial climate in America right now and how it impacts her as the mother of two black children.

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Parkland Student Criticizes Media for “Not Giving Black Students a Voice” in Coverage

Asked about the biggest mistake the media made in their coverage of the Parkland shooting, student David Hogg answered, "Not giving black students a voice. My school is about 25 percent black, but the way we’re covered doesn’t reflect that."

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We Need to Examine Bias in How We Talk About Shooters and Shooting Victims

Same day, different shooting. This is basically what life in America feels like these days, and it's harrowing and heartbreaking. The violence in and of itself would be bad enough, but there is also a deeper problem revealed as we look at the ways in which we talk about both shooters, and shooting victims.

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Ryan Zinke Greets Rep. Hanabusa’s Question About Funds for Japanese Internment Education With “Oh, Konnichiwa”

After Colleen Hanabusa spoke about being the granddaughter of two internees and to fund grants that keep the history of Japanese internment alive, Zinke greeted her with a proud "Konnichiwa."

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