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Black student group criticizes Harvard Law School after anonymous messages

Harvard Black Law Students Association says school, which failed to determine who sent offensive emails and texts, woefully failed to act An association of black students at Harvard Law School says the university woefully failed to act after four students received offensive emails and text messages from an anonymous sender. The Harvard Black Law Students Association issued a statement criticizing the school after it was unable to determine who sent the hateful, racist and sexist messages, and after officials refused to share details of an investigation with students who received…

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People of color live with 66% more air pollution, US study finds

African Americans are exposed to 61% more of pollution particles from burning gasoline, Union of Concerned Scientists analysis says People of color in the American north-east and mid-Atlantic are living with 66% more air pollution from vehicles than white residents are, according to a new hundreds of different chemicals. Research has long concluded minority and poor communities are more likely to live near dangerous air pollution, a the new tobacco by the head of the World Health Organization. Over 90% of the worlds population suffers toxic air and research is…

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‘Mom, is it bad to be brown and Jewish?’: how to talk to your children about race

Since Trumps rise to power, writer Mira Jacob has faced increasingly difficult questions from her young son It started with Michael Jackson. It was 2014, and Mira Jacobs six-year-old son Z had moved on from being obsessed with Freddie Mercury (He demanded fake moustaches for a solid year), to being obsessed with Jackson. He knew all the moves and was never without a fedora. So my husband and I, thinking we were geniuses, got him all the albums, Jacob explains. The problem is, when you give a mixed-race kid albums…

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Ex-Fox News host says its reputation for racism is ‘for very good reason’

Eboni Williams, who co-hosted the show Fox News Specialists, says Roger Ailes founded network on fear of devaluation of whiteness A former Fox News host said the network was founded for the sole purpose of demonizing the other. Eboni Williams appearance on Thursday on The Breakfast Club, a nationally syndicated radio show out of New York. Fox has a reputation for being bigoted and racist all for a very good reason, she said. Williams said the key to understanding Foxs approach was to understand its founder, Roger Ailes, who laid…

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How black mothers talk to their daughters about skin tone

Photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis gathered women to capture the variety and pride in skin tone across all black women, and also between mothers and daughters. Audrey and daughters Annette and Tricia Annette and Tricia: We are light-skinned but with a yellow undertone. Audrey: Im brown-skinned. Audrey: I was so dark compared to my mom and my sisters. In my own family they would tease me because I looked so different. Annette: Growing up we were infatuated with her. We thought she was so pretty. We would sit on the floor outside…

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The neo-Nazi plot against America is much bigger than we realize

Lt Christopher Hasson is the product of traditions in white supremacist circles, and experts say there are thousands like him, writes Vegas Tenold, who spent six years among some of Americas most extreme white supremacists In the early summer of 2017, US coast guard lieutenant Christopher Hasson had an idea. He had been trying to figure out an effective way of killing billions of people almost every last person on Earth but found himself coming up against the daunting logistics of such a task. He suspected a plague would be…

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One Man Perfectly Shut Down People Who Called Forever 21 Racist Over White Model In A Wakanda Sweater

Not such a long time has passed since the fast fashion giant This is the picture that caused outrage among many people on Twitter Forever 21 The internet called out Forever 21 for being completely “tone deaf” Iammo_25 felicianista WhoIsMarkPaul Lyracet90 Forever 21 has since issued an apology, and removed the photo from both their website and Twitter Elvert Barnes The company released a public statement: “Forever 21 takes concerns on our products and marketing extremely seriously. While we celebrate all superheroes with many different models of various ethnicities, we…

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Runner face-plants in the mud during finish line fail, becomes glorious meme

Oh dear.Image: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images for European Athletics Not many people can say they’ve had the glory of celebrating a European Cross Country Championship win in front of a crowd of cheering people. Not many people can say they’ve become a meme after face-planting in the mud, either. Well, Jimmy Gressier can say both. Over the weekend, the runner claimed victory in the men’s under-23, rounding off an epic race off with an attempted knee slide through the mud. SEE ALSO: This face-planting high school sprinter is all of us…

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