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Video: Barnard Campus Police Accused Of Racial Profiling For Pinning Down Black Student

Video: Barnard Campus Police Accused Of Racial Profiling For Pinning Down Black Student

Alexander McNab surrounded by several campus security officers (Facebook) Barnard College has placed half a dozen campus safety officers on administrative leave, after video surfaced this weekend showing them pinning a black student to a countertop...

Water Bottles Marketed To Look Like 40s Anger Brooklyn Residents

Water Bottles Marketed To Look Like 40s Anger Brooklyn Residents

What does that 40-oz. bottle remind you of? (Ounce Water) A celebrity's campaign to hydrate the masses has hit a speedbump due to its very familiar packaging. Look at this bottle of Ounce Water (puzzling slogan:...

REBEL: Author Leila Slimani Explains Why She Doesn't Like The Word 'Race'

REBEL: Author Leila Slimani Explains Why She Doesn't Like The Word 'Race'

Leila Slimani (Catherine Hélie / Editions Gallimard) REBEL is Rebecca Carroll's regular conversation on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC, or participate in...

Trump Ragetweets That Spike Lee's Oscar Speech Was A 'Racist Hit On Your President'

Trump Ragetweets That Spike Lee's Oscar Speech Was A 'Racist Hit On Your President'

(Jason Merritt/Radarpics/Shutterstock) Director Spike Lee won his first ever Academy Award at the Oscars on Sunday night when he took the statuette for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman. As with Martin Scorsese's win for The Departed...

NYC Commission On Human Rights Outlaws Hair And Hairstyle-Based Discrimination

NYC Commission On Human Rights Outlaws Hair And Hairstyle-Based Discrimination

The guidelines make hair and hair style-based discrimination illegal in New York City. NYCCHR Handout. On Monday, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released new guidelines that classify any attempt to single people out...

White Supremacist Who Murdered Man With Sword Gets Mandatory Life Sentence Without Parole

White Supremacist Who Murdered Man With Sword Gets Mandatory Life Sentence Without Parole

James Jackson in court on February 13, 2019. (Seth Weing/AP/Shutterstock) James Jackson, the white supremacist who murdered Timothy Caughman with a sword as a means of inciting a "race war," will serve life in prison without...

The Enduring Trauma Of The Noose

The Enduring Trauma Of The Noose

Jussie Smollett at TrevorLive in December 2018 (Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock) I remember feeling both enraged and terrified when I first heard the story of James Byrd, Jr. — the black man who was chained to the back...

Two Of The Students Behind Racist Blackface Video No Longer At Poly Prep

Two Of The Students Behind Racist Blackface Video No Longer At Poly Prep

(via PolyPrep.org) Over the last week, Brooklyn private school Poly Prep has faced public criticism for allegedly fostering a "trend of hatred" after a video circulated online showing two female students wearing blackface while grunting and...

Students At Elite Brooklyn Prep School Say Racist Blackface Video Is 'Not An Isolated Incident'

Students At Elite Brooklyn Prep School Say Racist Blackface Video Is 'Not An Isolated Incident'

(via PolyPrep.org) An elite Brooklyn private school is under fire for fostering a "trend of hatred," after a video circulated online showed two female students wearing blackface, while grunting and making ape gestures. The two-year-old video,...

NJ High School Will Boycott Wrestling Ref Who Forced Teen To Cut His Dreads

NJ High School Will Boycott Wrestling Ref Who Forced Teen To Cut His Dreads

Alan Maloney (Facebook) A New Jersey high school will no longer compete in sporting events officiated by Alan Maloney, the allegedly racist referee who gained national attention last week for demanding a black varsity wrestler cut...

Video Shows White Man Harassing Black Neighbor: 'You Don't Live Here'

Video Shows White Man Harassing Black Neighbor: 'You Don't Live Here'

(screenshot) A black New Yorker says he was racially profiled and harassed by a white neighbor who didn't believe he lived in their shared apartment building on the Upper East Side. Chika Okafor, a lead producer...

Prada Vows To 'Examine The Processes' That Led Them To Sell Blackface Keychains

Prada Vows To 'Examine The Processes' That Led Them To Sell Blackface Keychains

The store on Friday, December 14 (Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) Prada has agreed to set up an advisory council to address issues of "diversity, inclusion and culture," after the fashion company was accused last week of...

Bronx Man Arrested For Allegedly Writing Racist Message On African Burial Ground Monument

Bronx Man Arrested For Allegedly Writing Racist Message On African Burial Ground Monument

Vandalism on the site of the African Burial Ground Monument. (Photo Credit: Suzanne Gardinier and Laura Flanders) Authorities have arrested a man believed to be responsible for racist vandalism found earlier this month at the African...

Racist 'Madman' May Have Used Ice Pick To Stab Black Woman In Brooklyn Subway Station

Racist 'Madman' May Have Used Ice Pick To Stab Black Woman In Brooklyn Subway Station

(DCPI) Police have released a sketch—but not surveillance footage—of the man they say attacked a 57-year-old Trinidadian woman in a subway station while shouting racist statements on Friday. The suspect is described as a white man...

NYPD Accused Of Downplaying Racist Attack In Brooklyn Subway Station

NYPD Accused Of Downplaying Racist Attack In Brooklyn Subway Station

(Google Maps) Community activists in Flatbush say the NYPD is failing to properly investigate a racist subway attack over the weekend, in which a woman was stabbed by a white man who allegedly shouted that she...

Racist Flyers Call For Weekly Demonstration Of 'White Strength'

Racist Flyers Call For Weekly Demonstration Of 'White Strength'

A flyer spotted by at Healy Field by a local resident (Courtesy of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz's Office) Bronx officials are warning residents about a new hate group attempting to recruit members in Woodlawn, after several racist...

De Blasio, Cuomo Accused Of Indifference After Racist Graffiti Discovered At African Burial Ground Monument

De Blasio, Cuomo Accused Of Indifference After Racist Graffiti Discovered At African Burial Ground Monument

The African Burial Ground National Monument (via WallyG) The African Burial Ground Monument, a historic site near City Hall honoring free and enslaved black residents buried in lower Manhattan, was vandalized with a racist slur last...

Brooklyn Heights Residence Vandalized With Swastikas Amid Uptick In NYC Anti-Semitic Incidents

Brooklyn Heights Residence Vandalized With Swastikas Amid Uptick In NYC Anti-Semitic Incidents

(Courtesy of Molly Cooper) A residence in Brooklyn Heights was vandalized with swastikas and racial slurs on Tuesday night, putting some residents of the quiet neighborhood on edge amid reports of surging anti-Semitic incidents across New...

Flatbush Locals Vow To Force 'Cornerstore Caroline' Out Of The Neighborhood

Flatbush Locals Vow To Force 'Cornerstore Caroline' Out Of The Neighborhood

Jeremiah (center), his mother Someko, and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte (Ben Yakas/Gothamist) Community members, local politicians, and the family of Jeremiah—the 9-year-old boy who was wrongly accused of groping a white woman inside a Flatbush bodega last...

'Cornerstore Caroline' Filed Police Report Against Mother Of Child Wrongly Accused Of Groping Her

'Cornerstore Caroline' Filed Police Report Against Mother Of Child Wrongly Accused Of Groping Her

(screenshots) A white Brooklyn woman became the target of widespread condemnation last Wednesday after a video went viral showing her calling police on a black child who she claimed groped her inside a Flatbush bodega. Security...

Video Shows White Woman Calling Cops On Black Child Who Brushed By Her In Brooklyn Deli

Video Shows White Woman Calling Cops On Black Child Who Brushed By Her In Brooklyn Delivideo

(screenshots) A white woman was captured on video calling police on a black child who she claimed groped her inside a Brooklyn bodega. Security camera footage from inside the deli appears to refute the woman's allegation,...

Rebel Commentary: Reinaldo Marcus Green Reframes The Conversation About Police Violence In 'Monsters & Men'

Rebel Commentary: Reinaldo Marcus Green Reframes The Conversation About Police Violence In 'Monsters & Men'

Reinaldo Green at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018 (Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Incidents of police violence targeting black and brown people continue to occur throughout the country, but the conversation about how to stop them from...

NJ Sheriff Michael Saudino Allegedly Caught On Tape Making Racist Remarks

NJ Sheriff Michael Saudino Allegedly Caught On Tape Making Racist Remarks

Saudino, right, at an event in July. (Bergen County's Sheriff's Office) Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino has reportedly been caught on tape recapping New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's inauguration speech in derogatory, racist terms. The audio,...

Harlem Restaurateur Allegedly Arrested For 'Being A Conscientious Business Owner While Black'

Harlem Restaurateur Allegedly Arrested For 'Being A Conscientious Business Owner While Black'

(Google Maps) The NYPD has a well-documented history of targeting black people for barbecuing, being tall, basically just being. A new lawsuit now alleges that there's a new item on the list of activities some police...

Rebel Commentary: DeRay Mckesson On What Happened To Black Lives Matter

Rebel Commentary: DeRay Mckesson On What Happened To Black Lives Matter

In August 2014, following the fatal shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, DeRay Mckesson took to the streets in protest of police violence. He joined a cadre of young black folks, who went on to become the Black Lives Matter movement.

Rebel Commentary: BlacKkKlansman Is Essential Spike Lee--And It's Good to Have Him Back

Rebel Commentary: BlacKkKlansman Is Essential Spike Lee--And It's Good to Have Him Back

Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular conversation on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC,...

Rebel Commentary: Jamilah Lemieux Takes Us Inside Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Through the Lens of Black Women

Rebel Commentary: Jamilah Lemieux Takes Us Inside Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Through the Lens of Black Women

Jamilah Lemieux Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular conversation on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC, or participate in one of Rebel's monthly conversations...

Rebel: Tanzina Vega On Whether There's a Statute of Limitations on Racism

Rebel: Tanzina Vega On Whether There's a Statute of Limitations on Racism

(NYPR) Tanzina Vega, host of WNYC's The Takeaway Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular conversation on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC, or participate...

Subway Rider Allegedly Assaults And Spits On Korean Woman: 'Get The F--- Out Of My Country'

Subway Rider Allegedly Assaults And Spits On Korean Woman: 'Get The F--- Out Of My Country'

Seulji Lee says she was attacked at the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue subway station. (Wally Gobetz/flickr) Police are investigating an incident of xenophobic subway harassment after a Korean woman reported that a man attacked her on a...

Rebel Commentary: Boots Riley Is Not Sorry to Bother You

Rebel Commentary: Boots Riley Is Not Sorry to Bother You

(Peter Prato / Annapurna Pictures) Lakeith Stanfield stars as Cassius Green in Boots Riley's film "Sorry to Bother You." Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular conversation on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about...

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