Race Matters

In Swampscott, Massachusetts, a white woman was accused of driving her car towards and nearly colliding with three Black women and their five children. When one of the Black women told her to slow down, she started shouting racial slurs at them as well as making racist remarks. She was sentenced to probation.

“A group of maybe 11 to 13 men surrounded us and started yelling racial slurs and telling him he was a traitor and started assaulting us,” said Kevin Maxson, who told reporters of the incident that reportedly took place in front of the Roadhouse Cafe Bar and Grill Swatara Township, Pa..

Mary MacCarthy, the mother, said she and her 10-year-old daughter, Moira, were flying from Los Angeles to Denver on October 22, on Soutwest Airlines when she was accused of trafficking her daughter.

Texas Republican state Rep. Matt Krause has compiled a list of 850 books he has identified as materials that "might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex," and requested that school districts report possessing any books from the list.

It took two and a half weeks for a jury to be selected in the murder case of Greg and Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr.—the three men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery—and somehow, after that unusually long process, 11 white people and just one Black person ended up on the panel. 

Winsome Sears, Virginia's new lieutenant governor, is the first woman of color to be elected to the position and the first woman of color to win any statewide election there. She's also a Republican willing to say all of the white people-friendly things regarding race relations in America.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary concluded that Randy Jinks, a now-former Talladega County probate judge, was guilty of numerous allegations made against him including racist comments and “sexually inappropriate conduct.”

Glenn Youngkin, the GOP hopeful in Virginia's gubernatorial race, has two loud and proud neo-Nazis, Lucas Isturiz and Angie Chang, in his fan club, and he has shown no interest in denouncing them. 

Students at Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia, said they were suspended for staging a protest after school officials refused to do anything about white students flying Confederate flags.

A "Karen" Halloween costume has recently been making the rounds on Twitter and is receiving backlash by Black people accusing the manufacturers of profiting off of racism.