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Town leaders sorry for handling of 1944 rape case

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:04:35 GMT

Black and white leaders from a rural southeast Alabama community apologized Monday to relatives of a black woman raped in 1944 by a gang of white men who escaped prosecution because of what officials described as police bungling and racism.



NYT: Shift seen in South's views on mixed marriage

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:51:14 GMT

Census data suggests that in the deep South, historically hostile to mixed-race couples, attitudes are shifting.



LA judge admonished for Ku Klux Klan comment

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:53:22 GMT

A Superior Court judge was admonished Wednesday for a comment referring to the Ku Klux Klan in a case involving two African-American defendants.



Lawmaker wants Ala. to apologize to rape victim

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:10:14 GMT

An Alabama legislator wants the state to apologize to a black woman raped in 1944 by a group of white men who later avoided prosecution.



Family: FBI looking into 1965 killing of minister

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:47:43 GMT

A family member says the FBI is looking into the case of a minister who was beaten to death in 1965 while doing civil rights work in Alabama.



NPR exec caught bashing Tea Partiers as 'racist'

Tue, 8 Mar 2011 23:18:05 GMT

NPR officials scramble to contain damage caused by the release of a videotape that showed an executive criticizing Tea Party supporters by calling them "racist."



Report: Too many whites, men lead U.S. military

Mon, 7 Mar 2011 21:31:35 GMT

The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.



Mistaken for Muslims, Sikhs hit by hate crimes

Tue, 8 Mar 2011 09:34:47 GMT

(image) Police said two Sikh men who were shot, one fatally, in Sacramento may have been targeted because they were wearing turbans.



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School sorry for making black student 'slave'

Fri, 4 Mar 2011 14:57:21 GMT

The mother of a black Ohio fifth grader assigned to play a slave for a social studies lesson says the school should be more sensitive.






theGrio: Black teen jobless rate falls — to 38.4 percent

Fri, 4 Mar 2011 16:36:04 GMT

Blacks between the ages of 16 and 19 are more likely to be unemployed than any other group in the nation.



The Rodney King case 20 years laterThe infamous beating of a black man by Los Angeles police officers on March 3, 1991, highlighted the problems of police brutality and race relations in the United States.

Fri, 4 Mar 2011 01:54:31 GMT

(image) The infamous beating of a black man by Los Angeles police officers on March 3, 1991, highlighted the problems of police brutality and race relations in the United States.


The infamous beating of a black man by Los Angeles police officers on March 3, 1991, highlighted the problems of police brutality and race relations in the United States.



Rare anti-slavery booklet acquired by U.Va.

Thu, 3 Mar 2011 18:53:47 GMT

The University of Virginia has acquired a rare first edition of an 1829 anti-slavery manifesto that was considered a rallying cry for black Americans and a major threat to Southern leaders, who worked vigorously to ban it.



White supremacist leader killed in Calif.

Fri, 4 Mar 2011 00:36:30 GMT

Police say it's too soon to speculate on a motive in the killing of a man credited with helping grow the skinhead movement in the 1990s.