Posts Tagged ‘Racial’

Passenger claims racial discrimination after being booted off Spirit Airlines flight

Passenger claims racial discrimination after being booted off Spirit Airlines flight

LOS ANGELES – Officers escorted a man and his girlfriend off a plane after he became upset when his seat was double-booked, and five other passengers were removed when they protested his treatment, airport police said Tuesday. The incidents occurred Monday evening as Spirit Airlines Flight 868 was boarding at Los Angeles International Airport for...

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NBA player John Henson gets apology for racial profiling

NBA player John Henson gets apology for racial profiling

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 4:29 PM Tony Dejak/AP Henson, 24, took to Instagram on Monday after the jewelry store’s workers locked the door and fled to the back when the Milwaukee Bucks power forward tried to come inside. Dissed NBA player John Henson got an apology Tuesday from the owner...

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Ferguson report: Root of racial inequality must be addressed

Ferguson report: Root of racial inequality must be addressed

Amy R. ConnollyFERGUSON, Mo., Sept. 15 (UPI) — The Missouri governor-appointed Ferguson Commission recommended sweeping changes to address racial inequalities in the city torn apart by violence. Top News – UPI.com

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Matt Damon — Who Needs Racial Diversity Behind the Camera? (VIDEO)

Matt Damon — Who Needs Racial Diversity Behind the Camera? (VIDEO)

Matt Damon says diversity is a good thing to see on the big screen, but it’s not really necessary in movie board rooms … and that has some black filmmakers really pissed off. On Sunday’s episode of “Project Greenlight” — the show where he and Ben Affleck help guide would-be movie makers into making...

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DOJ: Racial discrimination at juvenile court that serves Ferguson, St. Louis

DOJ: Racial discrimination at juvenile court that serves Ferguson, St. Louis

Danielle HaynesWASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) — A juvenile delinquency court that services an area including Ferguson, Mo., discriminates against black children, a U.S. Department of Justice report says. Top News – UPI.com

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Rachel Dolezal on her racial identity: ‘It’s not a costume’

Rachel Dolezal on her racial identity: ‘It’s not a costume’

Marilyn MalaraSPOKANE, Wash., July 21 (UPI) — Weeks after Rachel Dolezal was ousted by her parents as a white woman, the former NAACP chapter president maintains her chosen racial identity. Latest News – UPI.com

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Google Maps search for racial slur brings up the White House

Google Maps search for racial slur brings up the White House

Ben HooperWASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) — Google apologized after users reported typing a racial slur into Google Maps causes the website to zoom in the White House in Washington, D.C. Latest News – UPI.com

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Arizona Sheriff Arpaio faces contempt hearing over racial profiling

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio faces contempt hearing over racial profiling

Andrew V. PestanoPHOENIX, April 21 (UPI) — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a contempt of court hearing starting Tuesday on whether he deliberately disobeyed a court order to stop racial profiling. Top News – UPI.com

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Texas lawsuit: Racial slur printed on wedding reception photos

Texas lawsuit: Racial slur printed on wedding reception photos

Ben HooperHOUSTON, April 1 (UPI) — A Houston couple’s lawsuit alleges pictures from a rented photo booth at their wedding reception came out with a racial slur printed on them. Latest News – UPI.com

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Steve Martin — My Pasta Tweet Got Racial … SCUSA!

Steve Martin — My Pasta Tweet Got Racial … SCUSA!

Breaking News Steve Martin learned an important lesson about lasagna last night … the dish can get racial. The SNL alum was cracking grammar jokes on Twitter .. when someone asked, “is this how you spell lasonia?” Steve’s response … “It depends. Are you in an African-American restaurant or at an Italian restaurant.” Seconds...

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