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09.08.11 Spencer Lund

An AP investigation discovered the NYPD’s Intelligence Division kept a list of “28 countries that, along with ‘American Black Muslims,’ are considered to be ‘ancestries of interest.’” Mayor Bloomberg compared the practice to “screening for measles” with young people, and claimed they didn’t unfairly target any groups. […]

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09.02.11 Myles Tanzer

Squinty eyes aren’t just for Asians, stoners, or Miley Cyrus anymore. Now slanted eyes are high fashion. Vogue Nippon shot an editorial featuring a white model decked out in Dolce & Gabbana with her eyes taped back. Racism! Does this represent a new level of whitewashing in fashion or is pulling back your eyes the […]

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08.22.11 Myles Tanzer

The Fire Department of New York is paying 3.3 million dollars for the creation of their brand spanking new civil service exam. They also plan to spend another 5 million in staffing and advertising the test. […]

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05.31.11 Marina Galperina

Performance artist Nate Hill’s newest unsettling project is open for business. Choose from five “rich, beautiful, white girls” recruited from “within the upper echelons of society” to “gargle your milk to absolute perfection,” thereby “purifying” it. White Power Milk is social commentary so tongue-in-cheek, it hurts. […]

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05.25.11 Bucky Turco

When it comes to country’s first black president, even Fox Business wants in on the overt racism its parent network encourages and so contributor Eric Bolling was more than happy to oblige via Twitter. He characterized Obama’s overseas trip thusly: “Obama chugging 40’s in IRE (Ireland) while tornadoes ravage MO (Missouri).” […]

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09.23.10 Marina Galperina

Influenced by graffiti, Blaxploitation cinema and science fiction, artist Hebru Brantley calls out racist propaganda in American media/early Warner Brothers and Disney cartoons with his bold new series at Lyons Wier Gallery. Catch up on his street pieces and more on his blog. Preview below. […]

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06.22.10 Marina Galperina

A Russian ultra-nationalist group often cited for inciting racial hatred – against Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code – is trying to have the code overturned. And so, they filed the same complaint against Moscow artist Lena Hades for supposedly inciting hatred against Russians with her artwork (which she isn’t). A court ruling may […]

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06.07.10 Marina Galperina

The Arizona elementary school mural that was recently white-washed is now being restored. School officials have publicly apologized that they bowed to demands of yelling racists who didn’t like seeing a Latino kid in the center of the mural. […]

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09.18.09 Bucky Turco

The mostly meaningless Obama-Joker image was effective, but much to innocuous for the current racially tinged debate on health care that even 80-year-old white southern men are complaining about. So it was only a matter of time before a much more offensive depiction would emerge. Meet Obama the socialist witch doctor. Fun! |CNN| […]

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09.08.09 Bucky Turco

Overt racism is another good reason for legalization: Although blacks tend to smoke slightly less weed than whites on average (16.5% vs. 18.4%), they tend to get arrested at way higher rates. |LAT| […]

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