Tag: race

Blacks commit less crimes than whites think

| September 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by blacks and “associate blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and also held by whites who work in the criminal justice system, according to a new report on racial perceptions of crime by The Sentencing […]

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Differences in black and white

Differences in black and white

| September 2, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this […]

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Our continuing conversation on race

Our continuing conversation on race

| June 4, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels       NNPA Columnist Donald Sterling, the disgraced San Diego Clippers owner (thus far), is like the proverbial bad penny: he won’t go away. He’s still trying to whistle the “I’m-not-a-racist” ditty to anyone who’ll listen. His attempts to obscure the obvious have produced two important results. First, of course, […]

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Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

| May 8, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Donald Sterling’s taped racist remarks, which became public recently, outraged sports announcers, media reporters, talk show hosts, and even President Barack Obama. Sterling, owner of NBA Los Angeles Clippers, in a taping by his girlfriend, V. Stivano, said among other derogatory language, he doesn’t want black people at Clippers games and it […]

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U.S. ‘patriot’ says ‘the Negro’ would be better off in slavery

U.S. ‘patriot’ says ‘the Negro’ would be better off in slavery

| April 25, 2014

We find it hard to believe that so-called conservatives, particularly those on the far right, are trying to act like they don’t know that the people whom they are courting hold sentiments like this. For example, Ted Nugent’s comments calling the president a mongrel (a not so thinly veiled reference to the president’s multiracial background—read: […]

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White babies show racial bias, says researchers

White babies show racial bias, says researchers

| April 15, 2014

Whoa! We wonder where folks are going with this one. You might have to interpret what’s going on for yourself. Hmmmm….. White babies just 15 months old show racial bias when picking playmates, study found Researchers found infants favoured playmates showing bias to their race Study by Frontiers in Psychology distributed toys to 40 white […]

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Moving the race conversation forward

Moving the race conversation forward

| February 19, 2014

George Zimmerman. Paula Deen. And, more recently, Seattle Seahawks star defensive back Richard Sherman. Just the mention of their name ignites a passionate discussion about race.

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