racism

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A 29-year-old black former Eastern Michigan University student has been arraigned on charges stemming from anti-black graffiti found on the Ypsilanti campus last year. 

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Police at Michigan State University reported shoelaces found in two locations by students inside and outside of an on-campus residence hall were mistaken for a pair of nooses.  

Current Sports | September 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017
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Michael Bennett; Police Brutality and Treatment of Minorities; Detroit Lions Preview; NFL Season; Richard Kincaide; Kellie Dean; Lansing Strong For Houston.


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This week on All Things Considered, we are hearing from five of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on race and culture. Today, Lansing native Ashley Bell talks about growing up in Lansing. 


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How many times have you read a Facebook post or heard an argument and wonder if anyone listens to each other anymore… especially when the topic is race?? This week on All Things Considered, we are starting a series called “My Voice.” 


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Two days after a deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump denounced the actions of white supremacist groups.  The president largely criticized for failing to blame them specifically in the hours after the incident.

 

WKAR’s Kevin Lavery speaks with Dr. Ron Hall, a professor of social work at Michigan State University, about what motivates people to join hate groups. 

 


An Okemos Public Schools assistant principal has resigned following an investigation into racist comments he allegedly posted on Facebook. 

Current Sports | February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017
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Mardi Gras; Racism in Sports; Mark Ingram; MSU Football Spring Practice; Brian Calloway; Prep Sports; Kirk Cousins.


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Stand-up comic W. Kamau Bell has long made his mark by making people laugh while addressing serious matters of race. His most recent TV project is “United Shades of America” on CNN.


Is Oscar Racist?

Feb 24, 2017

The 2016 Academy Awards were marred by the accusation that Hollywood was filled with racism and the lack of diversity. 

The 2017 Academy Awards have an entirely different look.

Bill Mechanic is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters and the producer of Hacksaw Ridge, which has 6 nominations.

Jeff Wray is a professor in the college of Arts and Letters and a film maker. 

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America has had a long history of turbulent race relations.  It took nearly a century of struggle after the Civil War to tear down the Jim Crow laws that isolated blacks from whites.  While institutional racism had been embedded into the law in the segregated South, racial disparities took on more subtle forms in the North.  So-called “sundown towns” existed from coast to coast -- including in Michigan.

 


Current Sports | 10/12/16 | #800

Oct 12, 2016
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MLB Playoff Perspective, Chicago Cubs, Playoff Picks, Jimmy Raye, Tom Shanahan, Raye of Light and Game of the Century.