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An activist makes signs in preparation for a planned protest against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama: Many People ‘Troubled’ By Eric Garner Video

In an interview with BET, President Obama says the video makes it harder to argue that “maybe blacks are exaggerating” about aggressive police behavior.

12/08/2014

Obama Talking

Obama: Racism, Bias in U.S. Will Take Time to Tackle

President Barack Obama is prescribing time and vigilance to tackle problems as entrenched in American society as racism and bias.

12/07/2014

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Pioneer: ‘We All Know There Are Schools Being Segregated Again’

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension.

11/14/2014

Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., argues that a deep-rooted racism in some parts of the South are behind the president's unpopularity in the region.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Clyburn: Many In South Find Obama Unacceptable Because Of ‘Skin Color’

Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., argues that a deep-rooted racism in some parts of the South are behind the president’s unpopularity in the region.

11/03/2014

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

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