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KKK Costume ‘Kind of Funny,’ Says Mayor’s Husband

By Sheryl Estrada A photo of the men posted on Facebook. Acceptable Halloween fun in Lahoma, Okla., includes dressing up like the Ku Klux Klan and holding torches. There are a few stipulations, though: you must be drunk, a “good ol’ boy” and have at least one member of the…

Mississippi Colleges Continue to Lower State Flag

By Sheryl Estrada A rally took place on Oct. 16 calling on the University of Mississippi to remove the state flag from university grounds. Photo by The Oxford Eagle. Mississippi is the only state that includes the Confederate battle emblem as part of its flag. And the University of Mississippi…

Racist Cartoon Disgraces State University in New York

By Sheryl Estrada Last week, the cover of the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Plattsburgh campus’student newspaper featured a cartoon portraying a Black male with a wide smile and bulging eyes in a cap and gown walking through a run-down urban neighborhood. The article coinciding with the illustration, titled…

College Newspaper Publishes ‘Most Racist Front Page in America’

By Sheryl Estrada Last week, the cover of the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Plattsburgh campus’student newspaper featured a cartoon portraying a Black male with a wide smile and bulging eyes in a cap and gown walking through a run-down urban neighborhood. The article coinciding with the illustration, titled…

Stereotype-free Halloween Costumes for Kids

By Sheryl Estrada The Disney Store’s line of Halloween 2015 costumes for kids is titled “I Am Awesome.” It’s estimated that 68 million Americans will dress up for Halloween this year and will spend a total of $950 million on children’s costumes. Companies are beginning to respond to the criticism…

MLK Monument on Stone Mountain Meets Resistance

By Sheryl Estrada A monument to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on top of Stone Mountain will rest above a carving of key figures of the Confederacy. A monument to honor slaincivil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., planned for the top of Stone Mountain Park in Georgia,…

Mom Outraged by ‘Slave Cuff’ for Toy Figurine

By Sheryl Estrada A photo of the former slave figurine and instructions from Playmobil pirate ship set. Photo from Facebook. Playmobil, a popular toy brand, has been under fire for a figurine in a pirate ship set. The toy is dark skinned, and the instruction guide tells the user to…