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  • Official: Hitler speech found at murder suspect's home

    September 19, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A law enforcement official says a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was found at the home of a white man accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family. The official spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on the condition... more »
  • Another noose found near museum in nation's capital

    June 17, 2017 7:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Authorities say a noose was found hanging from a lamp post outside a museum in the nation's capital, the third such incident in recent weeks. U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose said the noose was found Saturday afternoon outside the National Gallery of Art. ... more »
  • Police: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

    May 31, 2017 1:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of Lebron James' home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals. It happened Wednesday morning in the Brentwood neighborhood. Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department,... more »
  • Portland mayor: Men who confronted attacker 'died heroes'

    May 27, 2017 7:48 PM

    PORTLAND - The mayor of Portland, Oregon, says the two men who were fatally stabbed when they intervened as a man yelled racial slurs at two young women on a light-rail train who appeared to be Muslim "died heroes." Speaking at a Saturday afternoon news conference, Mayor Ted Wheeler said... more »
  • College twitter hacked, apologizes for racist posts

    May 20, 2017 1:23 PM

    SALEM, Mass. - A Massachusetts college says it's investigating after its Twitter account was hacked and filled with tweets containing racist language. Campus police say the account of Salem State University was hacked Friday. The tweets reportedly included attacks on immigrants, criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement and praise... more »
  • Paula Deen plans new seafood restaurant in Savannah area

    April 5, 2017 5:55 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Paula Deen is opening a new seafood restaurant on the same waterfront property outside Savannah where an eatery she co-owned with her brother closed three years ago. Local media outlets report the celebrity cook plans to open Paula Deen's Creek House in June on Whitemarsh Island. A... more »
  • Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

    February 21, 2017 5:27 PM

    NORFOLK, Va. - A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the video shows a white woman in an ODU sweatshirt using expletives and racial slurs in a rap rant against... more »
  • Baton Rouge Veterans Parade apologizes for anti-muslim image

    February 20, 2017 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An apparent anti-Muslim image was posted and quickly removed from the Baton Rouge Veterans Day Parade group Facebook page Monday morning. The meme depicted a racial slur of a middle eastern man using his hand to clean himself after going to the bathroom. The post only stayed... more »
  • Sheriff's report states judge did not use racial slur at bar Play Video

    February 14, 2017 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Judge Mike Erwin released a statement Tuesday addressing accusations that he uttered a racial slur during an altercation at an eatery. Judge Erwin was banned from Sammy's Bar and Grill after Kaneitra Johnson alleged that Erwin called her "n****r" multiple times during a fight over a... more »
  • Alleged KKK leader found dead in Missouri

    February 12, 2017 4:40 PM

    LEADWOOD, Mo. - Authorities are investigating the death of a Missouri man who identified himself as an "imperial wizard" of the Ku Klux Klan. Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobsen told the Park Hills Daily Journal that the body of 51-year-old Frank Ancona of Leadwood, Missouri, was found near the Big... more »
  • Charleston shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to death

    January 10, 2017 5:01 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the murder of nine church goers in Charleston, South Carolina. The jury came to its decision after about three hours of deliberations. Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, was guilty of opening fire on an African-American church... more »
  • Bakery accused of racism for Oreo pastry named 'Mr. President'

    October 12, 2016 4:43 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland bakery is being accused of racism for selling an Oreo cupcake they named "Mr. President." Customers have been leaving Yelp reviews criticizing Fat Cupcake for its "Mr. President" pastry. The cupcake is described as an Oreo Cookie baked inside white cake with cookies n'... more »
  • Tweets are latest controversy for Miss Universe organization

    August 1, 2016 5:03 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Racist language in old tweets from the freshly crowned Miss Teen USA is the latest controversy for a pageant organization with a bumpy recent history. The flap came over the weekend, shortly after 18-year-old Texan Karlie Hay was crowned Miss Teen USA in Las Vegas on Saturday.... more »
  • Mississippi lawmaker apologizes over 'black judge' comment

    October 19, 2015 12:25 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A white Mississippi lawmaker is apologizing for saying at a local Republican meeting that "a black judge" would decide how to spend money on public schools if state voters approve an education funding initiative. Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter, who lives in the northern Mississippi town of Burnsville,... more »
  • ATC agent fired for racist, sexual texts on work phone

    August 19, 2015 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Commissioner Troy Hebert said he fired a veteran Alcohol and Tobacco Control agent after he learned the agent faked payroll records and made threatening, racist, sexual text messages on a state-issued cell phone. Hebert said the agent, Brette Tingle, texted several former ATC employees and made... more »
  • Lawmaker's watermelon giveaway was racist, challenger says

    July 22, 2015 3:41 PM

    JACKSON - A white lawmaker says he gave watermelons to people in his central Mississippi House district, and his black challenger says doing so promoted racial stereotypes. First-term Democratic Rep. Brad Oberhousen of Byram tells The Clarion-Ledger that he gave the melons to several people for their Fourth of July... more »
  • African-American customer gets racist receipt at restaurant

    May 22, 2015 7:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A member of one of the most famous musical families in New Orleans received a racially insulting message on her lunch receipt. Gaynielle Neville posted a photo of her receipt from Huck Finn's Cafe after she visited the restaurant Thursday afternoon. The type receipt used the N-word... more »
  • OU: Frat learned racist chant on SAE cruise

    March 27, 2015 2:03 PM

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's president says members of a recently disbanded fraternity apparently learned a racist chant during a cruise four years ago sponsored by the fraternity's national leadership. OU President David Boren said Friday that the school interviewed more than 160 people during its investigation... more »
  • Lawyer says goal is to protect rights of fraternity members

    March 13, 2015 10:59 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A high-profile attorney hired by alumni of a fraternity chapter at the University of Oklahoma says the actions of some student members caught engaging in a racist chant are inexcusable, but members still have rights that must be protected. Attorney Stephen Jones said Friday members of the... more »
  • Oklahoma football team condemns racist video

    March 12, 2015 2:53 PM

    NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma football team is taking a stand. In a statement players released nearly simultaneously on their social media accounts Thursday, they called for the expulsion of leaders of a fraternity tied to a racist video that has rocked the campus. The team, which is predominantly black,... more »
  • Fraternity member: Racist chant was 'horrible mistake'

    March 11, 2015 1:58 AM

    DALLAS, TX - A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member who was shown in a video chanting a racial slur has issued an apology, as have the parents of a second student. In a statement Tuesday, former OU student Parker Rice called the incident caught on video "a horrible mistake"... more »
  • 2 University of Oklahoma students expelled over racist video

    March 10, 2015 11:46 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma President David Boren has expelled two students he says have been identified as leading a racist chant as part of a fraternity event. Boren said in a statement Tuesday the two students were dismissed for creating a "hostile learning environment for others." The students'... more »
  • Univ. of Oklahoma president: Frat members 'disgraceful'

    March 9, 2015 11:44 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. - The president of the University of Oklahoma says fraternity members who participated in a racist chant caught on video are "disgraceful," and announced U of O would no longer associate with the fraternity. University President David Boren joined students at a rally Monday morning on the Norman... more »
  • Patriots apologize after thanking racist tweeter

    November 14, 2014 10:00 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The New England Patriots are apologizing after sending out a tweet to thank a "fan" with a racist Twitter handle. The Patriots were holding a promotion to celebrate becoming the first NFL team with 1 million Twitter followers. The team asked fans to retweet a message about... more »

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