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Coretta Scott King First Warned of Jeff Sessions in 1986

Coretta Scott King First Warned of Jeff Sessions in 1986

King wrote in a recently uncovered letter that Sessions “sought to punish older civil rights activists, advisors and colleagues of my husband, who had been key figures in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.”

Woman Charged with Hate Crime After Racist Rant on Facebook Live

Woman Charged with Hate Crime After Racist Rant on Facebook Live

Is Facebook responsible for its technology being used as a vehicle for hate?

President Obama: Talk of a Post-Racial America Not Realistic

In an emotional farewell address, Obama discussed American values and race in the U.S., and gave a tribute to his wife and daughters.

Dylan Roof found guilty

Dylann Roof Found Guilty of Charleston Massacre

“He must be held accountable for each and every action he took inside that church. For every life he took,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Williams.

Obama on The Daily Show

President Obama Explains How He Navigates Racial Topics

Says people “sometimes have blind spots … but that doesn’t mean that they’re not open to learning and caring about equality and justice … there’s goodness in the majority of people.”

Nation’s First Somali American Woman Lawmaker Harassed in D.C.

Nation’s First Somali American Woman Lawmaker Harassed in D.C.

In a Facebook post, Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim, said she was called “ISIS” and subjected to “sexist taunts” during a visit to the nation’s capital.

Obama: 'Absolutely' Faced Racism in White House

Obama: ‘Absolutely’ Faced Racism in White House

President Barack Obama addressed his dealings with racism during his historic two terms in the White House.

First Black Santa at Mall of America Rejected by Racists

First Black Santa at Mall of America Rejected by Racists

For some, only a white Santa Claus can come to their town.

Black Former NFL Player Killed in Road Rage Incident, White Shooter Let Go

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office responds to backlash from social media users saying the assailant was released because he is white.

Companies Respond to Vile Behavior of Trump Supporters Shown in Cellphone Videos

Companies Respond to Vile Behavior of Trump Supporters Shown in Cellphone Videos

Recent incidents, including a profanity-filled rant on a Delta Air Lines flight, are causing companies involved to speak up or lose business.

Trump disavows white supremacists

Trump Disavows White Supremacists (But They Know What He Means)

The president-elect distanced himself from the alt-right movement and condemned white nationalists celebrating his election, but those are “just words,” say neo-Nazis and others.

Jeff Sessions Chosen as Trump's Attorney General

Jeff Sessions Chosen as Trump’s Attorney General

Alabama Sen. Sessions previously lost a federal judge nomination due to his racist positions and remarks.

Racist fliers were found this week at Southern Methodist University, Indiana University-Purdue University and the University of Oklahoma.

Fliers Condemning Interracial Dating Found on College Campuses

The racist fliers were found this week at Southern Methodist University, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and the University of Oklahoma.

President of the University of Pennsylvania Amy Gutmann

President of UPenn Joins Protesters

Amy Gutmann, whose father escaped Nazi Germany, participated in a faculty solidarity march after racist texts were sent to Black students.

U of Oklahoma Kicks Out Student for ‘Ni**ger Lynching’ Texts Sent to Black Freshman at UPenn

Be Careful: ‘Ni**er Lynching’ Texts Sent to Black Freshman Uncover Backdoor to Private Information

A University of Oklahoma student involved in messages sent from “Daddy Trump” obtained contact info from a private University of Pennsylvania Facebook group.

Protests at College Campuses Grow in Response to Trump Election

Protests at College Campuses Grow in Response to Trump Election

Students at more than 100 colleges across the country plan to stage national walkout on Wednesday. Organization urges white students to form “circle of protection” around non-white peers.

Trump Announces ‘New Deal’ for Blacks on a Celebrity Gossip Website

Trump Announces ‘New Deal’ for Blacks on a Celebrity Gossip Website

President-elect’s plan shares space with recent headline: “Janet Jackson’s Crackhead Ex-Husband Was on Growing Up Hip Hop Last Night … Spilling Tea About Their Secret Baby!”

Racist messages sent to Penn students

University of Oklahoma Student Suspended for Sending Racist Messages, Lynching Threats

Student is suspected of sending messages to more than 150 students at the University of Pennsylvania that included racial slurs and threats of lynchings, with pictures of African Americans being hanged.