Racism is the poor treatment of—or violence against—people because of their race. It also often refers to the belief that one race is superior to another, with the dominant racial group benefiting from the oppression of that group or person. Video, captured via phone and spread via the Internet, has shed a light on instances of racism and violence that were once hidden in society.
‘SNL’ fires Shane Gillis for racist, homophobic comments
The decision by 'SNL' came several days after the comments went viral.
Video shows cop mocking Black ninth-grader who was detained at bus stop
'Remember you were shaking in the police car.'
Students won’t be disciplined for blackface photo, university says
The university cited the First Amendment in its decision.
SNL newcomer Shane Gillis made racist jokes about Asians and Muslims
Gillis responded on Twitter: 'I’m a comedian who pushes boundaries. I sometimes miss.'
LGBTQIA activist Jessica Yaniv caught in chat calling Sikh man ‘Turban F*cker’
Yaniv says she was joking and that an imposter in the group chat leaked the messages.
NFL, Jay-Z funded group cut off Black youths’ dreadlocks to give them ‘a better life’
People are sharing celebratory locs pics in response.
Black university dean resigns after far-right website publishes old tweets
In the tweets, Jamie R. Riley condemned racism and police brutality.
Wedding venue apologizes after going viral for refusing interracial couple
'We don't do gay weddings or mixed race.'
People are calling out ‘racism’ and ‘Islamophobia’ head-on in viral videos
They're being heralded for being courageous and restrained.
Police officer who punched Black teen in face has been placed on leave
A video of the incident went viral.
Pokémon Masters isn’t the first game to whitewash Brock—but it’s the most obvious
Pokémon games have been whitewashing Brock for years.
Video shows police tasing, putting Black man in chokehold
It's against the law for officers to use chokeholds in Illinois unless 'deadly force is justified.'
Beauty YouTuber facing backlash for putting Black man on leash at VMAs
'Black men on chains is NEVER a good look.'
High school reopens investigation into Nazi salute video after other racist videos emerge
Students were recorded doing the Nazi salute and chanting Nazi songs.
Conservatives are livid the New York Times is writing articles about slavery
After a week upsetting the left, the New York Times is upsetting the right.