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Why the Internet loves to laugh at poor black people

America has an education problem, and it’s not just the one you’re thinking of.

On by Nico Lang

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The top 10 must-watch YouTube videos of 2013

It was a year when viral videos made us ask what was real, and real life seemed impossible.

On by Audra Schroeder

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How Edward Snowden’s leaks affected your local police force

At a conference of police chiefs, local law enforcement officials discuss how Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks have limitied police surveillance programs.

On by Joe Kloc

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Why isn’t this Georgia school clerk the viral sensation of the year?

Social media seems to be ignoring Antoinette Tuff. What is it that makes some heros more Internet-loveable than others?

On by Gillian Branstetter

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Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey says he’s broke and homeless

The famed rescuer of three girls in Ohio has recently blown through $50,000.

On by Chase Hoffberger

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Throw McDonald’s at Ariel Castro in the Charles Ramsey video game

Programmers: Please stop capitalizing on gruesome tragedies to make novelty lulz. Also, Daft Punk, Juliette Lewis, and the Gap in 2001.

On by Cooper Fleishman

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Meet the next victim of the “hilarious black neighbor” meme

Local news stations exploit racism in their quest for the next viral hit.

On by Fidel Martinez

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Finding humor in Charles Ramsey doesn’t make you a racist

You giggled when you heard Charles Ramsey talking about his ribs and salsa music. Maybe you’re a racist. But you’re probably just human.

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Can we make an anti-racist Reddit?

What if we looked at Reddit’s racist and classist jokes as a design problem?

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The Hater: Happy Money’s Day!

Trying to read up on Bitcoin… and failing. 

On by [email protected]

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Are “hilarious black neighbor” videos a modern minstrel show?

There’s a dark side to this humor, and it’s about race and class. 

On by Fidel Martinez

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Charles Ramsey saves 3 kidnapped women, gives all-star interview

Cleveland women Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight disappeared separately almost a decade ago.

On by Fidel Martinez

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Philadelphia officer to be dismissed for attack caught on YouTube

Lt. Jonathan Posey has been placed on 30-day leave for striking Aida Guzman Sunday during the city’s Puerto Rican Parade.

On by Chase Hoffberger

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