In six states, plus the District of Columbia, blacks are over five times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites are. The national average: Black Americans are arrested nearly four times as much. And it's not because of increased use of the drug. What's going on here?
What was already a years-long rivalry between two great players has now transformed into a full-fledged war of words with racial undertones fueling the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world heading into golf's major summer tournaments. Here's how Garcia's apology tour is going, and how Tiger Woods is reacting.
Jason Richwine might have written that "No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites," but he is not some kind of bigot, he says in his first interview since cutting ties with the Heritage Foundation.
The ad features a song including the lyric "ching ching, chop suey," plus other references that offended Asian viewers as well as dated depictions of the Middle East. Perhaps the strangest part of the scandal is that each of those references offended different markets in the rollout in a different way, leading to bifurcated self-censorship by one of the largest car companies on Earth.
After country star Brad Paisley kicked off a national conversation about white guys who don't want to be called racist just because they say or wear things with racist connotations, we find a fascinating case study in Salina, Kansas, where a county commissioner suggested the county should avoid "n— rigging" repairs to a local building.
Why did country star Brad Paisley write the song "Accidental Racist"? Because he thinks it's time musicians step in to have a national conversation about race.
Do you think racists are all the same? You are wrong. While racism is pretty much just racism there are so many different species of racists.
It isn't exactly this year's finest film, or its most successful, or even the only disaster flick involving the destruction of the White House. But it might be the most controversial so far when it comes to crass remarks from moviegoers. Hollywood jingoism, it seems, has given way once again to social-media racism.
On Monday Elwin Wilson, a reformed Ku Klux Klansman, will be laid to rest. His life was notable for the hate therein — cross burnings, cantaloupe throwing, and, most famously, the beating of John Lewis — until around four years ago, when Wilson began apologizing, making his history, after he died last week, worth another look.
Oberlin College, in northern Ohio, cancelled classes today a few hours after someone (it's unclear who) was spotted wearing KKK garb on campus. Here's a guide to what we know so far.
Considering Bloomberg Businessweek's generally stellar covers, a lot of people are wondering how exactly this one with its absurd caricatures and racial undertones got through the editorial process.
A United States prosecutor who tried to win a drug case by invoking racial prejudices received a lesson on Constitutional law from Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor today. Her lucid statement highlights the importance of equal protection under the law.
That the New York Post and Alec Baldwin got into another spat is not news, really. But the latest battle between the paper and Baldwin is a little uglier, and a little unsettling, and a little more racist than their normal tiffs.
The offices of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team were set ablaze last night, apparently in ongoing fight over the team's two new Muslim players.
As a counter-argument to a much discussed post on why white males dominate the tech blogging world, white male tech blogger Jason Calacanis took to Twitter today in using his own successful experience — and pretty much only that — to prove that such racism doesn't exist.
Iran's president wants to be the first Iranian in space, which might be open to jokes considering his country's mostly debunked claim about sending a monkey into orbit. But actually referring to Ahmadinejad as a "monkey" is a terrible idea, which McCain found out today as he went on the defensive on Twitter.
Discovered: Racial separation corresponds with more lung cancer; barnacles have gross sex; social interaction is genetic in ants; Facebook is more memorable than books for many people.
The team hasn't used their "Screaming Indian" logo in any capacity since 1989. Today, some 23 years later, they're bringing the offensive Native American imagery back — not that anyone in particular was asking for it.
Vanity Fair has been putting caucasian actresses on their New Hollywood cover for years, managing to generate thousands of conversations on the race topic... without really addressing it. Here's how The Hollywood Reporter captured the conversation.
This week we were introduced to the ramblings of Maine's outgoing GOP Chairman Charlie Webster who said was voter fraud being committed in Maine because "dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day," he said. Today he told Talking Points Memo: "I know black people. I play basketball every Sunday with a black guy."
So far, Bill O'Reilly is in the lead for the Controversial Election Day Rant Award with his bold statements on Fox News about how "the white establishment is now the minority."
Jersey Shore is officially over. Not like no-longer-trendy over, but actually done. As Variety's Stuart Levine reports, MTV is ending the show after its sixth season, but that doesn't mean we'll lose out on shows that glorify embarrassing ethnic stereotypes.
The measured reaction by Patricia Carroll, the CNN camerawoman who had peanuts thrown at her at the Republican National Convention, is so depressing because she's not even surprised about the incident, which happened on Tuesday night.
In a disturbing report out of Georgia, prosecutors say four U.S. soldiers plotted to overthrow the government and assassinate President Obama.
Twitter is a great way to keep up with your favorite Olympic athletes as they give insight into their sports and life in the Olympic Village, and occasionally spray racist vitriol, as Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella did on Monday, getting himself expelled.
In President Obama's heart, way deep down inside, if congressional majorities weren't a concern, what would he really want to do?
Players at the this year's Euro 2012 European soccer championship will have to rely entirely on referees to stop any racism on the field, or else risk a yellow card if they walk off in protest.
John Derbyshire's first column VDARE after being fired from the National Review-- besides one dedicated to thanking generous readers -- includes a defense of white supremacism. It doesn't seem like a coincidence that one of Derbyshire's most explicitly racist essays is packaged with a very explicit request for donations.
By no means do we agree with Naomi Schaefer Riley's assertions about black studies. But today we do find ourselves in a weird place where we're actually on the same page with Schaefer Riley, at least when it comes to questions about her editors.
North Carolina became the last southern state to adopt a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage Tuesday, and like its fellow southern states, it has a long history with regulating marriages.
If you haven't heard, Naomi Schaefer Riley has been sacked by The Chronicle for Higher Education for her two, trolling blog posts about the elimination of black studies in universities. But that hasn't stopped some of her defenders from taking various routes to defend her racist posts.
Discovered: Even babies are a little bit racist, when forced, handwashing really works, most college kids get help from their parents, and the south is aggressive.
Ashton Kutcher's new ad campaign for Pop Chips does a pretty unfunny caricature of an Indian guy, and has thus, understandably, riled up some folks.
Sometimes when someone says something racist, it's an accident -- that's what happens in The Human Stain -- but other times, upon closer examination, it becomes clear that the person knew what she was saying because they keep saying the same things.
All writers know how tough it can be when your work is criticized and sometimes it's hard not to respond with a mean joke at the critic's expense. But even when succumbing to the temptation of a one-liner, most of us manage to avoid sounding like racists.
Scan a few racist websites and you'll find a pervasive fear that white people are persecuted and threatened with extinction. But this is actually just a bit of projection, because it's actually the people who make a living off being racist who are the endangered species.
A day after getting dismissed by National Review and hours after undergoing chemotherapy, John Derbyshire seems unperturbed by the uproar he caused with his awful "non black" version of "The Talk."
White supremacists are rallying to John Derbyshire's side, but not without reservations.
National Review columnist John Derbyshire doesn't write the most racist stuff on the Internet -- not even close! But Derbyshire does effectively demonstrate, year after year, exactly how racist you can be and still get published by people who consider themselves intellectuals.
When Trayvon Martin became national news earlier this month, many Americans were shocked that anyone could think such a sweet-looking kid was a menace. But some media outlets want readers to see him differently.
It's perhaps easier to forget the name of fired ESPN editor Anthony Federico than it is to forgive the "Chink in the Armor" headline he wrote, but apparently Jeremy Lin did the latter face-to-face with Federico over lunch on Tuesday.
There's a conservative counter-outrage to the Trayvon Martin outrage whipping around the blogosphere that suggests that racism no longer exists in America. But after visiting a flea market in North Carolina last week, I disagree.
The latest leak from the Sanford Police Department shows not how scary and threatening Trayvon Martin allegedly was to George Zimmerman (that was yesterday), but rather that prosecutors may have blocked an investigator in his attempt to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter.
From the rise of gay sex to the absolute demolition of a New York Times columnist, we've seen and read about Linsanity's far-reaching effects -- so who are the real winners and losers in the Jeremy Lin market?
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