Florida

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.

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FL Officers Kill Black Psychiatric Patient

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FL Teacher Who Married Same Sex Partner Fired from Catholic School

In February 2018 a teacher in Florida who married her same sex partner was fired following the wedding.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Florida Woman and Her 8-Year-Old Son Killed by Her Boyfriend

In March 2017 a man killed a woman and her child in a domestic dispute.

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