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The folding chair meme: A symbol of Black resistance

Following its origins in a brawl in Montgomery, Ala., the folding chair meme developed unexpected resonance.

On Nov 19, 2023 by Natasha Dubash

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‘Leaning into the uncomfortable moments’: How Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf paved the path for Colin Kaepernick and other Black athletes moved to protest

Twenty years before Colin Kaepernick made a pre-game national anthem an occasion for protest, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf did the same.

On Jul 18, 2023 by Adama Munu

Server confronts teens who didn't tip and wrote 'Black' on the gratuity line

‘What does this mean?’: Server confronts teens who didn’t tip and wrote ‘Black’ on the gratuity line

‘They’re so bold until you confront them.’

On Jun 10, 2023 by Stacy Fernandez

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‘Get uncomfortable’: How Renee Hess and her Black Girl Hockey Club are making space for hockey fans of the future

Renee Hess noticed something amiss when she attended her first hockey game in 2016. She started Black Girl Hockey Club to address that.

On May 26, 2023 by Beau Paul

Truck driver explains he has to wear Trump 2024 hat in order to blend in with racist towns

‘It’s crazy how racist this is, ain’t that a b*tch?’: Black truck driver says he has to wear Trump 2024 hat

‘Get you one of those flags with the blue line to put on your bumper while you’re at it.’

On May 16, 2023 by Phil West

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‘One of those things is not like the other’: Far-right outlet roasted for putting Ben Shapiro on list of prominent Black conservatives

‘One of these things is not like the other.’

On Apr 20, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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‘Pure fear’: TikToker says white grandfather believes antique trunk will release spirits of slaves demanding reparations

The older man refuses to hand over the key.

On Mar 29, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘I don’t know where you’re from’: Asian father tells young Black man to ‘go back to your country’ in viral TikTok

It appears the row started over a mask dispute.

On Oct 4, 2021 by Phil West

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People are upset all over again that Laura Coates wasn’t named Alex Trebek’s successor on ‘Jeopardy’

‘A mess.’

On Aug 6, 2021 by Phil West

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‘I’m proud my wife is white’: Black head coach divides viewers

‘I’m very proud to be African-American.’

On Apr 7, 2021 by Kahron Spearman

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White supremacist leader attacks Black security guard at broadcast network office

Thomas Sewell is a leader of Australia’s National Socialist Network, notorious for racist slogans and actions.

On Mar 1, 2021 by Phil West

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Video shows police arresting Black man walking home in snowstorm

The 18-year-old was charged with Pedestrian in the Roadway, a Class C misdemeanor.

On Feb 22, 2021 by Phil West

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White man chases Black woman with a chainsaw, says ‘she’s guilty because she’s Black’

The woman, describing the incident, warned the reporter, “Excuse my language because it’s about to get vulgar.”

On Nov 25, 2020 by Phil West

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Adele accused of cultural appropriation after showing off her Bantu knots

Cultural appropriation, or not?

On Aug 31, 2020 by Kahron Spearman

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Taylor Swift accused of stealing merch logo from Black designer

Swift’s team said it will change the design.

On Jul 31, 2020 by Moises Mendez II

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