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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 Jan 30, 2015 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 Dec 19, 2013 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 Oct 23, 2013 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 Aug 27, 2013 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 Jul 16, 2013 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 May 16, 2013 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 May 10, 2013 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.

On May 10, 2013 by [email protected]

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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?

On May 9, 2013 by [email protected]

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The Hater: Happy Money’s Day!

Trying to read up on Bitcoin... and failing. 

On May 9, 2013 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 May 9, 2013 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 May 7, 2013 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 Oct 4, 2012 by Chase Hoffberger