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Yvette Carnell: Google Dreadlocks. I Dare You

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That was the dare, offered by a Facebook friend named Angelo, which headed me in the direction of a Google adventure. When I Googled “dreadlocks,”  the only images offered were those of white people. As my friend said,“They have taken me to a whole new level of pissed off now. What next? Are they going to take our skin too? ... Read More »

Oakland Workers Find Noose Hanging in Back of City Truck


Some Oakland city workers say they were shocked to find a noose in the back of their work vehicle. Several carpenters tell KTVU that they’d returned from working overtime when they spotted the noose hanging in the city vehicle. The noose had been attached to a ladder on the truck. Employees at the center say racial tensions have been simmering ... Read More »

Black Man Tasered for Refusing to Give Police His Name

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In a case of sitting while black, a black Minnesota man was allegedly Tasered for not telling police his name. A video shows a female officer asking a man his name, but when the man refuses to give police his name, he gets shocked by another officer. “Why do I have to let you know who I am?” the man ... Read More »

Study shows white people don’t mind putting black people in prison


Racism can sometimes be like the elusive boogeyman that no one admits to actually exist.  Most of the statistics show that America is clearly a racist country, but yet there are some people, like Bill O’Reilly, who deny that white privilege is real.  But check out this excerpt from The Boston Globe article about racism that will knock your socks ... Read More »

Police Locate Vehicle Tied to Threat Against President Obama


Reuters reported on Friday that police were in search of a vehicle connected to a threαt against President Obama and now authorities have located the vehicle. The Secret Service released this brief statement prior to the vehicle being found: “Information has been received by law enforcement regarding a potentially suspicious person and vehicle. We are working with our local law ... Read More »