March 9, 2009
Off-duty cop was part of racist gang that beat up a Long Island black man, say police
Party-goers Leave Racist Messages at CSA Party
Epithets found on the walls of the Lowell Grille after graffiti-themed party
Published On Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Party-goers were encouraged to write phrases on strips of tape and paper in glow-in-the-dark highlighters. But after the party’s conclusion, students discovered inflammatory writings such as “Chinese people perform genocide” and “Chinese people suck” written on the walls.
The incident in Lowell Grille follows another Ivy League incident in which disparaging comments were aimed at the Asian American community.
Last week, a popular Dartmouth e-mail list-serve, “Generic Good Morning Message,” sent an e-mail to hundreds of students laced with racist remarks about the University’s newly appointed president, Harvard Medical School Professor Jim Yong Kim, who is South Korean.
Three sue Kennesaw, allege racism on job
By Kent A. Miles
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Two Kennesaw city employees and a former worker contend in a federal lawsuit that they were subjected to racial harassment on the job for more than a decade.
The complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta alleges racial insensitivity in the city’s Public Works Department. The suit contends that supervisors routinely ignored complaints of workers using racial slurs, and that slurs and displays of crude images and threats against workers were not only routine, but condoned.
Five city employees were let go after the city investigated the allegations late last year, and former Public Works Director Woody McFarlin resigned about two weeks ago, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews said.
“We’re not going to tolerate anything like that at all,” Mathews said.
Attorney Edward Buckley said plaintiffs Willie Smith, Stanley Mitchell and Gary Redd are suing the city as a last resort. Smith and Mitchell are African-Americans. Redd, the former city employee, is of Korean descent.
Glenwood Neighbors Asking City to Remove Racist Graffiti
6:54 AM EDT, March 10, 2009
Peeople in a Greensboro neighborhood want to know why the city won't remove racist graffiti from their community.
Neighbors in the Glenwood Avenue area say racial graffiti started appearing back in January. Residents in the community have called city services several times requesting the city take action.
The get the city involved, an inspector has to look at the graffiti and give the property owner time to fix the problem.
Neighbors say they have yet to see an inspector visit the area and no one from the city will return any calls. "I don't think I should have to call the city council to get something taken care of," said Christina Lomax.
Lomax said she called again on Monday and is still waiting on a response.
Stop the Hate addresses hate crimes
By Melissa Rakow • March 12, 2009 • Category: Features
According to the national Stop the Hate campaign, 11 percent of hate crimes occur on school or college campuses. 魚拓
Schools tarnished by 5,000 racist incidents
More than 5,000 racist incidents have been reported in the region's schools in the past two years – with primary schools the worse affected, according to figures obtained by the Yorkshire Post
Experts say racism in schools reflects what children are hearing in their homes and communities – and one education consultant warns Yorkshire schools are being targeted by far-right groups wanting to spread racist agendas into the classroom.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -
March 11, 2009 -- Delaware State Police say a Dover teen has been charged with spray painting a racial slur on a swing set at the home of an interracial couple.
In January, a Dover man reported that someone spray painted a racial slur on the swing set in his yard on West Huntington Circle.
Police say a detective linked a 16-year-old who lives in the area to the crime. The teen was arrested Tuesday and charged with a hate crime, criminal mischief and criminal second-degree trespassing.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.
Racial slur at Valparaiso High investigated
10:29 AM CDT, March 12, 2009
VALPARAISO, Ind. - Police have asked the FBI to investigate a racial slur left on a poster on a girl's locker at Valparaiso High School to determine whether it should be classified a hate crime.
Police say a 16-year-old junior found the slur scrawled on the poster Wednesday morning. Officials at the northwestern Indiana school checked surveillance tapes and determined it was done by a 17-year-old male senior.
Principal James Doane said the student admitted writing the slur. Police said he denied being a racist but was upset with the girl over an incident that occurred several weeks ago.
The boy was referred to the Juvenile Probation Department for potential charges.
韓国人学生 日本語教師を刺すの続報Teacher attack 'not race-based'（魚拓） via 世の生さん。韓国について冗談をいっていた、というのはなんだったのか？
NAACP sues mortgage lenders, alleging racism(cnn)
Under subprime lending, people who don't qualify for lower interest rates can borrow money at higher rates. The NAACP argues that the companies gave subprime rates to African-Americans who qualified for better rates and gave better rates to white customers with similar credit histories.
The lawsuits note studies showing African-Americans have been disproportionately affected by subprime lending. But that's not solely because of intentional efforts to target African-Americans, according to the lawsuits.
"These statistical disparities are not mere happenstance, but instead result from the systematic and predatory targeting of African-Americans, as well as facially neutral lending policies and practices that have a disparate adverse impact on African-Americans," said the lawsuits, which were filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Two Accused of Hate Crime Following Chico Assault in 2008（newstalk1290.wordpress.com）
Posted on March 13, 2009 by kpayeditor
Two men are accused of a hate crime following a Chico fight last year. The Department of Justice says a federal grand jury indicted Eric Clawson and Joe Grivette with a federal civil rights violation connected to an assault on a black man at a Chico bar. Clawson is a former Chico man and professional mixed martial arts fighter. Grivette is from Paradise. Prosecutors allege the two men were involved in an “unprovoked, bias-related” attack in 2008. The victim was injured in the assault.
Two men arrested on attempted murder and hate crime charges（wafb.com）
Posted: March 13, 2009 10:51 PM
Updated: March 13, 2009 10:51 PM
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two men are facing attempted murder and hate crime charges, among several other offenses, after two Hispanic men were shot in a Baton Rouge apartment complex.
N. Idaho man sentenced for hate crime(kpax.com)
Associated Press - March 13, 2009 3:34 PM ET
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man found guilty of felony malicious harassment under the state's hate crime law has been sentenced to at least 60 days in jail.
Steven Leas, 26, of Lewiston, was sentenced Thursday by 2nd District Court Judge Carl B. Kerrick for the 2007 altercation with a black man outside a convenience store.
Kerrick sentenced Leas to a suspended one- to 3-year prison sentence, requiring Leas to serve 180 days in jail with 120 days suspended.
Leas was also placed on probation for three years and given 100 hours of community service.
Leas was convicted of felony malicious harassment last fall.
Police say Leas shoved Herman L. Gary and used racial slurs as Gary left a convenience store.
The Guardian, Saturday 14 March 2009The 20-year-old Nigerian international, who said officers accused him of attempted robbery while outside PR Jones on Wednesday, also said one officer had tried to take away his crutches to prevent him from escaping and handcuffed his friend. He said that, despite an apology, he was "deeply upset and very angry".
6 Mar 2009 13:06:32
Renowned Italian football journalist Gianni Mura wrote in La Repubblica newspaper that Inter striker Mario Balotelli and midfielder Patrick Vieira were subjected to racist abuse by Manchester United fans during the Champions League last 16 second leg clash last Wednesday.
“They [the English supporters] do it too, and it’s even worse,” Mura lamented in his weekly Sunday editorial ‘Sette Giorni Di Cattivi Pensieri’.
“Fans were doing monkey chants as soon as Balotelli and Vieira touched the ball, and now I am really curious to see if UEFA will start an investigation regarding this racist abuse.