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Posts Tagged ‘Racism’
A group of academics and Humboldt State students have produced a heat map of which U.S. cities use slurs most on Twitter, and there's bad news and good news for Washington. The bad: Washington-area residents send more bigoted tweets per capita than the study's average. The good: Those tweeters are only slightly more bigoted.
Take the [...]
For years, the Kansas City Star has had an editorial policy against using the nickname for the NFL team that plays its games in Landover, Md. This weekend, the paper's public editor took on some reader complaints about it. "I remain unconvinced by every argument I've ever heard that the name is not a racial epithet, [...]
The Fojol Bros. food truck business is, er, in a sous vide bath after the publication of an open letter accusing the Indian/Ethiopian/Thai food purveyors of being "hipster racist," presumably for the "technicolor kitsch" that includes mustaches and turbans and fake ethnic names for the operators of the trucks like "Dingo" and "Ababa Du." In it, [...]
The Post has a new report up showing that black students in the Washington area are suspended and expelled "two to five times as often" as white students:
Last year, for example, one in seven black students in St. Mary’s County were suspended from school, compared with one in 20 white students. In Alexandria, black students [...]
Prince of Petworth posts a letter from a cyclist who had an angry encounter with a driver during the morning's commute as he waited in the middle of a lane for a light to turn green:
The driver behind me, in a light-gold newish Cadillac, laid on his horn and waved his hands at me from [...]
Someone has finally discovered post-racial America's deepest darkest secret: It's racist.
Nsenga Burton of The Root notes that the show What Would You Do?—a gimmicky program that runs sociological experiments, Candid Camera-style—discovered this distressing news when it dispatched two fake bike thieves to a predominantly white park. The scenario produced heinous, [...]
Just how segregated is D.C.? Sure, there's no shortage of think tank reports and concerned white papers that answer that question. But it's one thing to know about segregation in the abstract; it's another to see it depicted visually. Which is precisely what Eric Fischer has done with data from the 2000 Census. Prompted by [...]
U.S. Park Police are after a man they believe responsible for multiple acts of racist vandalism. They say Ronald Edward Bost Jr. has been writing racist messages on government property. Most recently, Bost is alleged to have scrawled hate language along the George Washington Parkway. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Police say Bost, [...]
On this anniversary weekend of the Dunbar/Fort Hill debacle, it's about time to call for an investigation of Michelle Rhee for her handling of the racial slur allegations made by Dunbar coach Craig Jefferies a year ago.
DCPS, the agency she lords over, has impeded every attempt to find out what really happened on that Allegany [...]
The Washington Post runs a Metro story about the fans who spend a day watching practice at Redskins Park. (Lemme quote Allen Iverson: "PRACTICE? We're talking PRACTICE?") One of the fans quoted in the piece is Peter Lalich. Though the story doesn't go into it, Lalich was the Everybody's-All-American kid from Springfield who was headed [...]
The Washington Post's Krissah Williams has a great piece based on an interview with Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., following his bogus arrest last week for breaking into his own home. The killer quote in this piece comes when Gates is talking about the large white police officer who entered his home and arrested [...]
In the wake of Wednesday’s Holocaust Museum shooting, this story seems even creepier: The Government Accountability Project says racial slurs were scrawled on the walls of the World Bank’s Legal Affairs offices.
Sounds like Rob Dibble has already seen enough.
Dibble, the Nationals color commentator, spoke for every fan yesterday. He went off when second baseman Anderson Hernandez jumped out of the way of a fine throw from pitcher Jesus Colome on a routine sacrifice attempt in the eighth inning and the Nats up a run over Philly.
There are a number of these videos out there. But this may be the scariest. Wow.
Via Huffington Post.