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President Abraham Lincoln visiting soldiers encamped at the Civil War battlefield of Antietam in Maryland. (credit: Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Historians Confirm Abraham Lincoln’s Handwriting Found Inside Book That Justifies Racism

For years, librarians at a small central Illinois library gossiped that a tattered book lying on one of its shelves justifying racism may have been in the hands of none other than Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator.

08/06/2014

People perceive race differently in tough economic times, with African-Americans appearing “blacker” to whites – a trend reflecting that many social groups become more exclusionary when presented with “competition” for scarce resources. (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: African-Americans Seen As ‘Blacker’ During Tough Economic Times

People perceive race differently in tough economic times, with African-Americans appearing “blacker” to whites – a trend reflecting that many social groups become more exclusionary when presented with “competition” for scarce resources.

06/10/2014

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Commissioner Won’t Apologize For Calling Obama ‘N’ Word

Some residents of a predominantly white New Hampshire town are upset with racist remarks they say a police commissioner has made about President Barack Obama.

05/15/2014

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., ridiculed congressional lawmakers at a Tuesday transportation hearing, saying that many of his colleagues are afraid of “the tea party,” and others are opposed to any action under President Obama “because he’s the wrong color.”  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rockefeller: Obama Opposed ‘Because He’s The Wrong Color,’ Fear Of Tea Party

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., ridiculed congressional lawmakers at a Tuesday transportation hearing, saying that many of his colleagues are afraid of “the tea party,” and others are opposed to any action under President Obama “because he’s the wrong color.”

05/08/2014

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Racist Easter Eggs Upset Va. Residents

Residents of a Virginia town are upset after finding Easter eggs containing racist notes on their lawns.

04/21/2014

Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. (MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people.

01/08/2014

Ben Carson: Congressional Black Caucus Racist For Not Allowing Whites

In a recently uploaded interview on YouTube, Dr. Ben Carson stated that the Congressional Black Caucus is acting in a racist fashion if it won’t allow non-blacks to join the organization.

11/13/2013

Robert Griffin III threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns against their division rival, Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.     (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Oneida Indian Nation to Air Ad in Dallas Before Sunday’s Redskins Game

The debate over the Washington Redskins name will follow the team on the road when it faces the rival Dallas Cowboys.

10/10/2013

NPR radio host John Harwood conducted a tense interview with Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday when he continued to press the Kentucky Republican on a former staffer who has since been dubbed “The Southern Avenger,” by those accusing him of racism. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Paul Tangles With NPR Host Over Racist Accusations Of Former Staffer

NPR radio host John Harwood conducted a tense interview with Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday when he continued to press the Kentucky Republican on a former staffer who has since been dubbed “The Southern Avenger,” by those accusing him of racism.

08/07/2013

File photo of newspapers. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newspaper to Apologize for Publishing Anonymous Racist, Profane Rant

A Charlottesville weekly newspaper apologized Tuesday for a profane, racist rant that appeared in its publication.

07/23/2013

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