Despite her experience, politician Sheila Stubbs exchanged numbers with the officer, offering to help the police with race relations in other neighborhoods.
Sheila Stubbs was canvassing a predominantly white neighborhood in her jurisdiction of Madison, Wisc., when the police showed up to question her. They asked how Stubbs knew what houses to approach, and for her materials, which she provided. Then police apologized, saying, "I'm sorry this happened to you."
But whites are much less likely to feel strongly about the issue.
Donald Trump "has made it a lot more acceptable for racists to speak their minds," the 21-year-old NBA forward said.
Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown opened up about his experience with racism growing up in Marietta, Ga., and how he thinks President Donald Trump emboldens racists.
"H&M: have you lost your damned minds?" New York Times columnist Charles Blow tweeted.
After intense backlash on social media and threats of a boycott H&M apologized for an advertisement on its website featuring a Black boy wearing a green hoodie with the phrase, "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle."
Michael Steele said that Trump "was the man picking at the scab" of racism in the U.S. "until it became a wound again."
Michael Steele, who served as the first Black chairman of the Republican National Committee until 2011, said that President Donald Trump is to blame for retro racism in the United States.
White supremacist Richard Spencer chimed in to support West's bashing of Coates.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates seemingly had enough of Twitter when Cornell West said in his rant against him that he "fetishizes white supremacy," which drew a tweet of support from white supremacist Richard Spencer. Coates has deleted his account of more than 1 million followers.
"This is a hate crime. Let's stop playing games," said Scot X. Esdaile, president of the NAACP Connecticut chapter.
Brianna Brochu, a white, former University of Hartford student who rubbed her used tampons on her Black roommate, Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe's, backpack and allegedly put Rowe's toothbrush in places "where the sun doesn't shine," will not face hate crime charges.
"Aunt Jemima, mammies, and lots of other Black collectibles are highly sought after, as is Americana collectibles with white characters," owners of Cook's Garage said in a Facebook post.
A neon sign from a 1920s restaurant called the "Coon Chicken Inn" contains a caricature of a Black man, with the name of the restaurant in his mouth. In 2017, the owners of Cook's Garage, a restaurant in predominantly white Lubbock, Texas, think it's appropriate to hang the racist sign in their establishment and call it "Americana History."
"I rode in a multicolor WV Bus and voted 34 times (30 for Jones, 3 Michelle Obama, 1 for myself of course)," a Twitter user mocked.
The 30 percent Black-voter turnout in Alabama's special senate election resulting in Democratic candidate Doug Jones' victory is unfathomable to some, like Republican candidate Roy Moore, who lost but refuses to concede, and pro-Donald Trump online radio host Bill Mitchell who has decided to spread rumors.