Racism in America

Democratic consultant and political commentator Angela Rye referred to former Rep. Joe Walsh as a "bigot" Wednesday during a CNN segment for tweeting that the bar was lowered for Barack Obama because of his Blackness.

The state of Michigan proposed $97 million deal to replace lead pipes and provide free bottle water to residents to combat the water crisis in Flint.

A Manhattan district attorney said Monday that the White male who fatally stabbed a Black male in New York after hatching a plan to kill African-American men because of hatred faces a murder as an act of terrorism charge.

An Orlando Wendy's employee is without a job after writing the offensive racial slur on a receipt, which caught the eye of an African-American state trooper eating at the restaurant Tuesday night.

A Seminole County employee in Florida posted to Facebook that Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who is Black, should be "hung from a tree" before being suspended without pay from his job Monday.

A New Jersey elementary school recently apologized to a group of angry parents for an assignment that involved fifth-graders drawing posters of slave auctions.

Airbnb released an emotional ad promoting love for all for their #WeAccept campaign during Super Bowl 51 Sunday after the company faced claims of racism against Black customers last year.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich recently said America committed a "national sin" against African Americans, adding that the country has a long way to go in achieving racial equality and awareness under President Donald Trump.

A restaurant owner posted a demeaning Facebook message on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, playing into the racially charged stereotype of African Americans liking fried chicken and waffles with watermelon. The move sparked complaints about "outright" racism.

A mother was verbally assaulted by the owner of a Dairy Queen in Zion, Illinois recently after the proprietor referred to her and her children as the "N-word" in a hateful racist tirade. The tearful mother spoke out in a Facebook post about her painful experience as a customer, with Black Lives Matter and local activists organizing a protest over the weekend.

Brandon Marshall, linebacker with the Denver Broncos, posted the letter Friday on Instagram. 

GOP Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was once rejected as a federal judge over allegations he called a Black attorney “boy.”