Local political leaders who were against the idea pulled up a 1971 interview Wayne did with Playboy, in which he made unsettling remarks about African-Americans and Native Americans.
The drawings, which feature a Black woman saying “would you look at the time, I’m late for my abortion” while wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt and another cartoon of a garden hoe asking a Black man “who is you calling a hoe,” have many students speaking out, calling the caricatures offensive.
Naturally, many people are accusing the app of promoting blackface, while also pointing out that linking Bob to merely marijuana essentially ignores the wider reach of his legacy. Users took to Twitter to voice their frustrations.
The women, comprised of a mostly African-American book club, were traveling on the train and discussing a romance novel when a train employee told them they were offending other passengers with their noise level. The women were then escorted off the train to awaiting police.
“We’ve heard your concerns about last week’s video. We made a mistake, and want to get better at earning the trust of our black audience,” posted the media company.
A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement to overhaul the local police department in Ferguson, Mo. and address racially biased policing that often violated the rights of black residents in the St. Louis suburb.
A group, allegedly football players, dismantled the Trump wall built by the Tulane University’s Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Students of color took offense to the suggested message written on the sandbag wall.
The Rev. William Barber, who’s made it his mission to fight racial and political injustice as leader of the Moral Mondays movement, was removed Friday from an American Airlines flight after a nearby passenger complained loudly about “those people” and criticized the minister’s need to purchase two airline seats for himself, reports The Associated Press.
A Toronto, Canada woman is speaking out against two managers at Zara after they complained about her box braids, calling the style extreme, according to The Huffington Post.
On Tuesday, a panel assembled after she died issued a report indicating that the jail’s staff needs more training in regards to identifying mental health issues. It also specified that the facility should provide anger management counseling for inmates and employees should wear body cameras.