Systemic Racism

TN White Man Uses Racial Slurs and Violence Toward Black Children

In January 2019 a Tennessee white man yelled racial slurs and attempted to run over black children after getting into an argument with the family inside a store.

Read more...

TX White Man Shoots at Black Family, killing 7-Year-Old

In December 2018 a white Texas man fired into the car of a black family five, shooting two people and killing a 7-year-old girl.

Read more...

OR Family's Black Santa Decoration Vandalized

In December 2018 an Oregon family's black Santa inflatable decoration was vandalized.

Read more...

First Black Head Coach of a University Football Team Faces Racist Violent Imagery after Loss

In November 2018 a racist meme began circulating after a Florida football team’s loss; the meme suggested that the head coach should be lynched for his performance as coach this season.

Read more...

Exploring the Kyriarchy: Socially Liberal but Fiscally Conservative

The 'socially liberal but fiscally conservative' position is a part of the kyriarchy. Equality requires investment.

Read more...

FL Officers Kill Black Psychiatric Patient

In November 2018 Florida police officers shot and killed a black psychiatric patient inside the hospital.

Read more...

White Nationalist Stickers Found at a NC University

In November 2018 stickers for a white nationalist organization, which has been labeled a hate group by the SPLC, were found on the campus of a North Carolina university.

Read more...

CA Man Tried to Run Over Two Jewish Men Near a Synagogue

In November 2018 a man tried to run over two Jewish men near a California synagogue before yelling anti-Semitic remarks.

Read more...

TX Library Calls Police on Black Graduate Student

A black Texas graduate student was asked to leave a public library by both the library manager and the police.

Read more...

TN Black Female Officer Faced Retaliation after Alleging Rape by Another Officer

In November 2018 a black female police officer in Tennessee filed a lawsuit alleging racial and gender discrimination against the department for which she works.

Read more...

IL Officer Shot and Killed a Black Man who had Detained an Active Shooter

In November 2018 an Illinois police officer shot and killed a black man who had detained an active shooter.

Read more...

Exploring the Kyriarchy: Political Violence, Threats, and Harassment

To continue to perfect our union, and protect this radical freedom experiment that is our nation, we must not only condemn hate, but expand protections and freedoms for each way our citizens exist.

Read more...

NY Teacher Makes Racial Comment About Student’s Appearance

In October 2018, a New York teacher told an art student that “all African-Americans have big noses,” after the teacher drew a caricature of the student.

Read more...

Parents and Students Concerned About Unaddressed Racism in TN High School

In October 2018 students and parents at a Tennessee high school are reporting concerns of racial harassment that appears to be unaddressed.

Read more...

WI High School Called Police on a Student For Reacting to Racial Slurs

In September 2018 a Wisconsin high school called police on a black student who stood up for herself after experiencing unaddressed racism.

Read more...

MO Hospital Files Charges Against a Woman who was Attacked by Their Guard

In October 2018 a Missouri hospital filed charges against a black woman who was beaten by one of their security guards in July.

Read more...

KS Officer Detained a Man Moving into His Own Home

In August 2018 a Kansas officer detained a black man as he was moving into his new home.

Read more...

GA Teachers Tie Up and Threaten Pre-School Students

In September 2018, Georgia pre-school teachers tied up and threatened black students.

Read more...

New FL Policy Will Keep Inmates Far From Family

In September 2018 Florida state prisons announced a new plan to incarcerate inmates in counties away from their home counties.

Read more...

FL Republican Donor Defends Racist Tweet

In September 2018 a major Republican donor in Florida used a racial slur on Twitter and later defended the tweet as not racist.

Read more...

FL Former Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Black People

In September 2018 a Florida former police chief pled guilty to framing black residents for burglaries to increase his department’s clearance rate.

Read more...

GA Official Seeks to Close a Majority of Polling Places in a Majority Black County

In August 2018 officials in a majority black county in Georgia called for the closure of a majority of polling places in the county weeks before midterm elections.

Read more...

LA Mayoral Candidate Received Racially Charged Threat

A mayoral candidate in Louisiana received an anonymous message with threatening imagery, a racial slur, and a demand that he “get out of the race.”

Read more...

Black AL Pastor Found Racial Vandalism on His Property

In August 2018 a black Alabama pastor found racial slurs on his vehicle.

Read more...

Chicago Police Baited Low Income Black Residents to Theft Charges

In August 2018 Chicago police participated in a sting using a bait truck filled with expensive shoes in a low income predominately black neighborhood.

Read more...

Exploring the Kyriarchy: The Marginalization of Black Neighborhoods

For Black History Month, we explore the marginalization of black neighborhoods.

Read more...

Exploring the Kyriarchy: The Criminalization of Race and Use of Force

White women use white men (i.e. police officers) to enact their white supremacy.

Read more...

Exploring the Kyriarchy: Dehumanization

Dehumanization is the root of violence and injustice in the United States.

Read more...

Exploring the Kyriarchy: Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism is antithetical to democracy and the United States Constitution, and it has no place in American government.

Read more...

UT Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Hispanic Men

In July 2018 a Utah man allegedly threatened to kill and bury two men he believed to be undocumented immigrants.

Read more...

CA White Man Uses Racial Slur, Throws a Chair at a Black Woman

In July 2018, a white California man went on a racist rant and threw a chair at a black woman.

Read more...

CA 92-Year-Old Hispanic Man Beaten, Told to "Go Back to Your Own Country"

A 92-year-old CA Hispanic man was beaten with a brick and told to return to his country.

Read more...

CA Woman Uses Hate Speech Toward Latino Man

A white woman in California used hate speech toward a Latino man and his mother, calling them animals.

Read more...

WA Man Shouts Hate Speech at a Black Man

In June 2018 white man in Washington shouted racial slurs at a black man, saying “I run this country — you guys are dead.”

Read more...

MI Education Department Proposes Removing References To Gay Rights, Roe v. Wade, and the KKK

In June 2018, the Michigan Department of Education proposed changes to social studies standards, which would erase gay rights, Roe v. Wade, and the KKK.

Read more...

Documenting the Kyriarchy: Modern Day Slavery

In June of 2018 slavery exists in the United States.

Read more...

Black Legislator in OH Subjected to Racial Bias at the Statehouse

Reporting in June 2018 revealed that a black legislator in Ohio had been stopped multiple times while attempting to enter the statehouse, her workplace, including once being told that she doesn’t “look like a legislator.”

Read more...

SD Lawmaker Said Businesses Should be Allowed to Discriminate Based on Race

In June 2018 a lawmaker in South Dakota said that business owners should be allowed “to turn away people of color,” while defending the rights of a bakery to refuse to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.

Read more...

VA Police Officer Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Man

In May 2018 a police officer in Virginia shot and killed an unarmed, possibly mentally ill, black man.

Read more...

CA Police Follow Black Man to See Who Was in His Car

In May 2018 a police officer in California followed a black man for ten minutes to see who was in his car.

Read more...

GA Republican Campaign Bus Calls Immigrants Criminals

In May 2018 a Republican candidate for governor in Georgia toured the state in a bus declaring undocumented immigrants to be “murderers, rapists, kidnappers, child molestors, and other criminals.”

Read more...

Research Shows Race Is a Bigger Factor than Class in Wealth Gaps

Research published in March 2018 found large wealth gaps between white and black men.

Read more...

Hate Speech in MO Directed Toward 7 Year Old Girl

In March 2018 a Missouri family found a black barbie doll with hate speech in the mailbox; it appears to have been intended for the seven year old girl who lives in the home.

Read more...

AR Black Police Officers File Discrimination Suit

In March 2018 four black police officers in Arkansas filed a lawsuit claiming that their police department and chief of police engaged in racist discrimination including retaliation for their complaints.

Read more...

FL Teacher Used Racial Slurs in Class

In March 2018 a Florida teacher was suspended for using racial slurs and telling students not to date black boys.

Read more...

HUD Removes Citizen Protections from New Mission Statement

A March 2018 memo reveals that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is removing sustainability, consumer protection, and anti-discrimination from its mission statement.

Read more...

New Report Finds that Racial Justice Gains Have Stalled or Reversed

A report released in February 2018, the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission, found that gains on poverty and racial justice have been stalled or reversed.

Read more...

New Report Shows that Anti-Semitism Increased in 2017

A February 2018 report released by the Anti-Defamation League revealed a nearly 60% increase in anti-semitic incidents in the previous year.

Read more...

National Pundit Criticizes Black Athletes as Unintelligent

In January 2018 a national political pundit suggested that black athletes that criticize the US president are unintelligent.

Read more...

Hate Speech at a NJ High School

In February 2018 social media posts involving students at the same NJ high school included racist imagery and language.

Read more...

NY Teacher Directed to Stop Teaching Harlem Renaissance

In February 2018, which is Black History Month, a New York high school principal directed a teacher to stop teaching a lesson on the Harlem Renaissance.

Read more...

MI Sheriff Accused of Racism, Sexism, and Ableism in Lawsuit

In February 2018 a Michigan sheriff was accused in a lawsuit of racism, sexism, and ableism.

Read more...

Two Black Men in MO Exonerated After New Video Released

In February 2018 two black men in Missouri were exonerated after police released surveillance video showing, six months later, that they were the victims instead of the perpetrators in a robbery.

Read more...

National Radio Host Advocated White Supremacy

In January 2018 a nationally syndicated radio host argued that white people in the United States are experiencing a “cultural genocide.”

Read more...

Church, Schools, and Homes in MT Hit with Anti-Semitic and Anti-LGBTQ Vandalism

In January and February 2018 a Montana church was vandalized with anti-semitic and anti-gay imagery and pamphlets. Homes and schools in the area were also recently vandalized.

Read more...

FL Politician Ran a Race Baiting Ad

In January 2018 a Florida politician released a racist ad depicting the stalking and murder of a white woman by an undocumented immigrant.

Read more...

White NY Teacher Walked on Black Students in Lesson on Slavery

In January 2018 a white middle school teacher in New York walked on the backs of black students to teach a lesson on slavery.

Read more...

MO School Board Candidate Has Racist Posts on Social Media

In January 2018 a school board candidate in Missouri posted racist and anti-immigrant language on social media. Her past social media posts reveal a history of racism, transphobia, and Islamophobia.

Read more...

Black Man Beaten in WA Hate Crime

In January 2018 a black man was beaten in a hate crime in Washington.

Read more...

ID Youth Soccer Coach Received Racist Message

In January 2018, a youth soccer coach in Idaho received a racist letter regarding his majority POC soccer team.

Read more...

GA Couple Assaulted a Person of Color in a Gas Station

In January 2018 a couple in Georgia physically and verbally assaulted a gas station attendant.

Read more...

SD State Senator Interrupted Interfaith Gathering to Advocate Racist Policies

In January 2018 a state senator in South Dakota, while interrupting an interfaith gathering at the state capitol, advocated banning Muslim individuals from traveling to the US.

Read more...

WI Private School Homework Assignment Asks for Good Reasons for Slavery

In January 2018 a Wisconsin private school homework assignment asked for three good reasons for slavery.

Read more...

Racist Easter Eggs Found in Austin on Easter Sunday

Plastic Easter eggs were sporadically thrown on residential lawns in West Austin in April 2017.

Read more...

Director of MI State Police Derided NFL Players for Protest

In September 2017, as professional athletes in the NFL kneeled during the national anthem before games, the director of the Michigan State Police in a social media post described the players as “rich, entitled, arrogant, ungrateful, anti-American degenerates.”

Read more...

WI Officer Acquitted in Excessive Force Case

In June 2017 a Wisconsin former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black man.

Read more...

Anti-Semitic Fliers Posted at US University

In April 2017 flyers with racist, anti-immigrant, and antisemitic language were posted on the campus of a New Jersey university.

Read more...

Black Gymnast Criticized for Her Hair

In December 2017 a black gymnast was criticized for the appearance of her hair before her cheerleading debut with an NFL cheering squad.

Read more...

Large Study Found Widespread Racial Profiling of Drivers of Color

In June 2017 a Stanford University research study found that black and Hispanic/Latinx drivers were more likely to be searched, ticketed, and arrested than white drivers.

Read more...

MS Latino Man Killed by Police After Attempt to Serve Warrant of a Neighbor

In July 2017 Mississippi police shot and killed a Latino man while attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a neighbor.

Read more...

Border Patrol Agents Detained Parents of Sick Infant at Hospital

In September 2017 an infant with undocumented parents needed a procedure that could only be done at a hospital that required the parents to go through a border patrol checkpoint. The border patrol agents escorted the ambulance to the hospital to detain the parents for deportation proceedings.

Read more...

MI Woman Exposed to Racist Language by Locksmith

In October 2017 a Michigan woman who’d called a locksmith for help noticed racist messages on the locksmith’s phone.

Read more...

FL Teacher Uses Racist, Sexist Assignment in Classroom

In April 2017 a Florida teacher used a classroom assignment to assess whether students were comfortable with “young black men” on the street, an “Arab” on an airplane, or a woman pastor.

Read more...

FL Student Reprimanded for Taking Knee During Pledge

A Florida first grade student was reprimanded in front of classmates after taking a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance in September 2017.

Read more...

Homeland Security Announces Rule to Collect Social Media Information for Immigrants

In September 2017 the Department of Homeland Security released a new rule to include social media information in the files of all individuals who have become naturalized citizens or who hold a green card.

Read more...

MD White Students Wore Racially Insensitive Costumes

In October 2017 white students in Maryland wore racist costumes that referenced police brutality as a joke, and subsequently published photos on social media.

Read more...

CA Men Charged with Attempted Murder and Hate Crime

Two California men have been charged with attempted murder and a hate crime in an October assault of a black man.

Read more...

Car Vandalized with Racial Slurs Near KS University

In November 2017 a car near a Kansas university campus was vandalized with racial slurs.

Read more...

Voter Suppression Reported in Alabama

In December 2017 the NAACP received reports of voter suppression during a special election for a senate race in Alabama.

Read more...

Couple Files False Report of Mugging by Black Men

In December 2017 in Illinois a couple filed a false police report claiming to have been mugged by three black men.

Read more...

People of Color and Poor People are Disproportionately Affected by Higher Bail

In December 2017 a report on groups that bail poor people out of jail noted an increase in higher bail amounts in recent years, as well as bail amounts forcing poor people to stay in jail before their court date.

Read more...

New MO Law Could Require a Felony Charge for Fighting

A change in Missouri law that went into effect in January 2017 could be applied to students, increasing the effects of the school-to-prison pipeline.

Read more...

Houston Police Chief Announces a Reduction of Reports of Rape and Violent Crime by Hispanics

A Texas police chief announced a lower number of reports of rape and violent crime by Hispanics during the period between January and March 2017, and he noted that this is a reduction compared to the previous year.

Read more...

Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions to “pull back” on Civil Rights Investigations of Police Departments

In February 2017 the US Attorney General stated that the Department of Justice will “pull back” on investigating and suing police departments for violations of citizens' civil rights.

Read more...

CA Teacher Assigns Racist Homework Assignment

In February 2017 California second grade students in a majority black school were given a homework assignment that included a question about the number of slaves needed to complete a task on a plantation.

Read more...

Officer Fired for Excessive Force Is Reinstated Due to Arbitration Process in Union Contract

In April 2017 an officer who was fired for excessive use of force was reinstated due to an arbitration process built into the police officer’s union contract.

Read more...

MA Black Students Targeted in Dress Code Crackdown for Black Hairstyles

In April 2017 Massachusetts black students were targeted in a school dress code crackdown that seemed to focus on black hairstyles.

Read more...

Racist Displays Spotted on Campus of a DC University

In May 2017 nooses holding bananas marked with the letters of an historically black sorority were found hanging on the campus of a university in Washington, DC.

Read more...

PA Officers Regularly and Illegally Search Underwear of Young Black Men

In May 2017 a Pennsylvania newspaper highlighted what defense attorneys argue is a widespread practice of Philadelphia police of searching the underwear of young black men.

Read more...

GA Police Officer Used Excessive Force on Homeless Black Woman

In June 2017 a Georgia police officer used excessive force on a homeless black woman who may suffer from mental illness.

Read more...

Black Women Face Higher Barriers to Advancement

According to a June 2017 advocacy organization’s report, black women in the United States face structural barriers to advancement of all sorts.

Read more...

IL Man Verbally Assaulted with Racial Slurs, References to Slavery

In June 2017 a man used aggressive racial slurs against a black man in an Illinois coffee shop.

Read more...

NJ Woman Verbally Assaulted Minorities with Racial Slurs

In June 2017 a woman used aggressive racial language against a fellow patron and a cashier in a New Jersey department store.

Read more...

FL Man Denied Responsibility for Black Stepchild

In July 2017 the stepfather of a neglected black child told police that the child was not his responsibility, but that the children biologically related to him were well cared for.

Read more...

TN Mosque Vandalized

In July 2017 a Tennessee mosque was vandalized with hate speech.

Read more...

Increase in Sexual Assault Reports in NY Jails

Data released by New York City reveals a spike in inmates claiming sexual assault by staff in city jails.

Read more...

Texas Synagogue Held Secret Services to Protect Congregation From Possible Hate Crimes

In September 2017 an unnamed Jewish congregation in Texas decided to hide their services for High Holy Days due to widespread neo-Nazi demonstrations in the United States.

Read more...

Oregon Couple Racially Profiled

In September 2017 an Hispanic couple in Oregon were racially profiled as undocumented immigrants.

Read more...

Man Murdered After Deportation

An undocumented man was detained and later deported to Mexico, only to be murdered - likely by the same gangs that his family had fled from to enter the United States - six months later in September 2017.

Read more...

TX Teenagers Experience Hate Speech and Threats

In September 2017 a Texas man overheard teenagers speaking Spanish in a restaurant and responded with anger, racial slurs, and threats of violence.

Read more...
← All posts