Racism in America
Democratic consultant and political commentator Angela Rye referred to former Rep. Joe Walsh as a "bigot" Wednesday during a CNN segment for tweeting that the bar was lowered for Barack Obama because of his Blackness.
The sister of a South Carolina man who was killed by police during a high-speed car chase claimed in a lawsuit that her brother was shot 17 times while laying on the ground.
The state of Michigan proposed $97 million deal to replace lead pipes and provide free bottle water to residents to combat the water crisis in Flint.
An Orlando Wendy's employee is without a job after writing the offensive racial slur on a receipt, which caught the eye of an African-American state trooper eating at the restaurant Tuesday night.
A Seminole County employee in Florida posted to Facebook that Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who is Black, should be "hung from a tree" before being suspended without pay from his job Monday.
Iowa rep. Steve King, who is a Republican, dropped another racist comment Monday about Hispanics and Blacks "fighting each other" before outnumbering Whites in the U.S. population.
A New Jersey elementary school recently apologized to a group of angry parents for an assignment that involved fifth-graders drawing posters of slave auctions.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich recently said America committed a "national sin" against African Americans, adding that the country has a long way to go in achieving racial equality and awareness under President Donald Trump.
A restaurant owner posted a demeaning Facebook message on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, playing into the racially charged stereotype of African Americans liking fried chicken and waffles with watermelon. The move sparked complaints about "outright" racism.
A mother was verbally assaulted by the owner of a Dairy Queen in Zion, Illinois recently after the proprietor referred to her and her children as the "N-word" in a hateful racist tirade. The tearful mother spoke out in a Facebook post about her painful experience as a customer, with Black Lives Matter and local activists organizing a protest over the weekend.
GOP Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was once rejected as a federal judge over allegations he called a Black attorney “boy.”