Missouri woman is fired after trying to stop a black man from entering his own apartment complex

"We want all residents, guests and visitors to feel welcome, safe and respected," the company said in a written statement.

The bar wanted a poster for drag night. But this one apparently wasn’t white enough.

Recent events surrounding allegations of racism at gay bars in New York City suggest there’s still much more to be accomplished when it comes to inclusivity.

Major donor of Trump-backed nominee for Florida governor just called Obama a racial slur on Twitter

The controversy comes weeks after Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for Florida governor, told voters not to "monkey this up" by electing his black Democratic rival, Andrew Gillum.

Shaun King’s evolution as an online watchdog against racism and police brutality

Shaun King, one of the most influential media voices in the Black Lives Matter movement, has a nearly unparalleled megaphone. But what does he do when he gets something wrong?

Alt-right activists at “Unite the Right 2” sound a lot like Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson

Yet another sign that the alt-right's ideology has become mainstream on the right.

Connie is the villain in ‘BlacKkKlansman.’ But Ashlie Atkinson is ready for white people to wake up.

The actress hopes white women "examine their complicity in the current administration" and the way that "white supremacist systems are being maintained."

Paramount TV president fired, allegedly over her comments about black women

Amy Powell was fired this week, reportedly after complaints about her comments.

Black legislator gets police called on her while canvassing her own district on Fourth of July eve

It was Independence Day eve, but that didn't stop a black legislator from being treated like a would-be criminal in her own district.

A Dunkin’ Donuts in Baltimore asked customers to report employees for not speaking English

A general manager offered a reward to customers who followed through.

As Starbucks closes for bias training, #CoffeeWhileBlack brews support for black-owned businesses

The founders and CEOs of black-owned and -operated coffee shops will convene roundtable discussions in Philadelphia to spur support and business.

Who’s Sorry This Week? Starbucks, a Syracuse fraternity and other public apologies

These celebrities and public figures apologize for their behavior and will try to do better in the future. They appreciate you respecting their privacy at this time.

50 years after King’s assassination, the symbolism of his death keeps the desire for change alive

The murder of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. fostered a nationwide urgency for improving race relations. But progress has been slower than hoped, older and younger Americans say.

“Red Indian” ice cream has sparked a small-town debate that perfectly sums up America

The Udder Side has been selling "Red Indian" ice cream for more than 30 years, but one Michigan woman thinks it's time for a change.

Support for Trump’s foreign policy is tied to racial resentment, report shows

As Trump remakes his foreign policy team in his own image, a new study showed that support for Trump's foreign policies is strongly tied to racial resentment.

Why suing over employee discrimination is a hell of a lot harder than it should be

Across the U.S., employers can, and do, discriminate over race, color, religion, sex or national origin. And it's difficult to fight back — here's why.

This Vermont school is flying the Black Lives Matter flag. Meet the students who made it happen.

Students at Montpelier High School in Vermont raised Black Lives Matter flags in February. Their bravery may be inspiring a new movement in schools.

Parkland, school safety and the devastating effects law enforcement can have on black and brown kids

Police involvement in student discipline is at the root of the school-to-prison pipeline.

Black Lives Matter cofounder launches biggest survey of the black population “after Reconstruction”

Alicia Garza is launching the Black Futures Lab, an broad effort to build black political power — and its first major undertaking will be a census of black people.
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Unreliable sources: The worst media moments this week that weren’t an accused Nazi on cable news

Across the media landscape this week, some reporting and commentary on the storylines were rife with mischaracterizations ... or flat-out falsehoods.

After Super Bowl protests, Black Lives Matter supporters turn their focus to schools

The week of action comes on the heels of Black Lives Matter protests at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Martin McDonagh always used black characters as props. In ‘Three Billboards,’ it caught up with him.

Where 'In Bruges' and 'Seven Psychopaths' stumble almost imperceptibly, 'Three Billboards' plummets.

A racist who only sees “green” is the oldest kind

American racism was invented, in large part, to preserve wealth.
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British tabloids have a history of racist dog-whistling about Meghan Markle

Markle has had to deal with attacks from UK tabloids ever since her relationship with Prince Harry became public.
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Lenny Letter writer quits over Lena Dunham’s sexual assault response, calls out her “hipster racism”

Author Zinzi Clemmons called out Dunham's casual racism and said the Girls creator "cannot have our words if she cannot respect us."

These 7 numbers show just how wide wealth inequality has grown in the United States

How big is income inequality in the U.S.? Here's what 2017 data suggests about the wealth gap in America.

Black Lives Matter receives the Sydney Peace Prize: “This movement is global and has been global.”

Australia's International Prize for Peace is arguably the most prestigious award the movement has received to date.

Fox News smeared the black judge presiding over Manafort’s case. This is part of a larger pattern.

What did Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson do to warrant a mention of her son’s drug conviction, other than show up to work on Monday?

Halloween 2017: Companies with happy employees have this spooky thing in common

Halloween 2017 is nothing without a little costume fun. Here are 3 clever ways to use the holiday to boost office morale, according to a new survey of U.S. workers.

Why I snatched Caitlyn Jenner’s wig — and why I’m not giving it back

"I’d rather be respected by those living on the margins of society than applauded by those responsible for their disenfranchisement."