Stories tagged: "racism"


GOP candidate for lieutenant governor Mark Robinson has spurred criticism for his offensive social media posts. (Image via Robinson's campaign)
‘I’m Not Ashamed’: Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Blasted for Racist, Homophobic Posts

The Republican candidate for NC lieutenant governor, Mark Robinson, is in a close race with Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley.

An apparent Trump supporter shouts 'white power' at a protester holding a 'Black Lives Matter' sign Sept. 19 in Alamance County. (Image via Megan Squire's Twitter page)
After Trump Backer Shouts ‘White Power’ At Her, Alamance Protester Is Undeterred

The Sept. 19 incident was recorded after a neo-Confederate group held a pro-Trump rally in Alamance County.

Suburban voters are no longer only white—they are home to Black Americans, immigrants, college-educated women, and others. That's changing the issues that suburban voters care about (Shutterstock).
Suburbs Are Multi-Racial and Home to Women—Trump Openly Supported a Group Who Hates Both

Trump's refusal to condemn white supremacist and extremist groups like the Proud Boys was meant to win over suburban voters. However, the suburbs are more diverse than ever—and their voting habits reflect that.

A "Black Lives Matter" demonstrator marches in Raleigh in May 2020. (Image via Shutterstock)
Report: NC Prosecutors Struck a Potential Juror Because They Backed ‘Black Lives Matter’

Advocates say the removal of a potential juror in NC for supporting 'Black Lives Matter' is evidence of systemic racism in the criminal justice system.

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A NC Official Is Under Fire for a Racist ‘What is Privilege?’ Facebook Post

A deputy register of deeds in Alamance County posted a message about “privilege” that deploys racist stereotypes to critique Black Lives Matter protesters.

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, a group of women pray at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. One big change happened in conservative South Carolina after a racist gunman killed nine black people during a Bible study five years ago, the Confederate flag came down. But since then, hundreds of other monuments and buildings named for Civil War figures, virulent racists and even a gynecologist who did painful, disfiguring medical experiments on African American women remain. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
5 Years After Charleston Church Shooting, SC Republicans Still Protecting Racist Monuments

In 2015, Dylann Roof killed nine worshippers at Mother Emanuel AME church, sparing one woman's life so she could tell everyone he wanted to start a race war. He was sentenced to death and remains in federal prison.

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Joe Biden Demands Justice for George Floyd, Calls on Americans to Root Out Structural Racism

“The original sin of this country still stains our nation today, and sometimes, we manage to overlook it. We just push forward with a thousand other tasks in our daily life. But it’s always there."