Race Matters

White students at two East Bay schools in California have reportedly been disciplined over blatantly racist acts. At one of the schools, a photo surfaced of two students gleefully reenacting the murder of George Floyd, and at the other, a student had a grand (wizard) old time dressing as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Johnny Lorenzo Bolton was fatally shot in an apartment in Smyrna, Ga., by a deputy who was part of a team that was serving a drug warrant on December 17, 2020. A grand jury determined the shooting to be unjustified and has recommended the officer to be charged.

On Monday, Glenn Youngkin, the GOP's great white hope in Virginia's gubernatorial race, released a campaign ad featuring a woman who, in 2012 and 2013, embarked on a mission to get iconic, Nobel Prize-winning Black author Toni Morrison's novel Beloved removed from her son's school.

A recent video posted to Tik Tok shows a Black man being pinned to his car by a bunch of police officers while the woman recording the video is heard aggressively explaining to the cops that they have the wrong guy and it was actually a couple of white men who accosted the Black man they decided to go after.

Racist harassment of Black students and students of color routinely went ignored, unchallenged and was even encouraged by those in positions of authority at a Utah school district, the Department of Justice has found.

A viral video showing white math teacher Candice Reed in her Riverside, California high school's classroom mocking Native Americans and performing a dance in front of students was widely criticized as being culturally disrespectful.

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David Duke said on a recent episode of his podcast that ex-President Donald Trump and Fox News host Tucker Carlson created their platforms out of his white nationalist ideas.

Shantel Arnold said she was attacked by three local boys in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, but that her most serious injuries weren't caused until a sheriff's deputy arrived, grabbed her by her hair and repeatedly slammed her head into the pavement.

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Ross Wilburn, the first Black chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, received such violent and threatening hate from Trump cultists after penning an op-ed he had to beef up security for himself and his staff.

Indianapolis Sgt. Eric Huxley has been charged with one felony count each of official misconduct and battery after body camera footage showed him kicking 39-year-old Jermaine Vaughn in the face while he was handcuffed.

Attorneys for Greg and Travis McMichael are arguing the jury should know that Ahmaud Arbery was on probation on the day of his killing. Prosecutors argued, once again, that Arbery's past is irrelevant and that the McMichaels had no way of knowing about it when they chased after him.