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“Hunger Games” fans mad that black actors played key roles

Although Suzanne Collins, author of “The Hunger Games,” described some of her characters as having dark skin in her book, several movie-goers were disappointed when they saw black people on the

Grand jury will investigate killing of unarmed teen

Florida State Attorney Norm Wolfinger announced Tuesday that a grand jury will investigate the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood “watchdog.” The grand

Thousands seek justice for Trayvon Martin

Nearly 600,000 people across the country have signed a petition for justice regarding the killing of Trayvon Martin. About three weeks ago Trayvon Martin, 17, was returning to his dad’s fiancee’s

Southern Miss students: “Where’s your green card?”

  University of Southern Mississippi band members yelled “Where’s your green card?” to a Puerto Rican basketball player during a game Thursday, CNN reported. Southern Mississippi was playing Kansas

Can you believe this bumper sticker?

Here is an example of how people have become more open about being racist since President Obama was elected. A friend on Facebook posted this photo.   Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Related Links

Is this video funny or offensive?

I’ve seen this video on several different websites, and I wanted to know what you thought about it. Do you think this video is hysterical or horrific?
Categories: Race Relations

Intermarriages are on the rise

Back in the 1970s, Gladys Cooper only knew of one interracial couple living in Greater Danbury, now she sees many more, she said recently. Cooper, Danbury’s Board of Education chairman, told me this

Did you learn anything during Black History Month?

A friend just emailed the video below to me. I was disappointed when I heard these college students’ responses, but then again after watching Jay Leno’s show and seeing that people don’t even know who

Indian boarding schools brainwashed students

I just learned about this award-winning documentary, “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School.” I haven’t watched it yet, so I don’t know if it’s good, but it sounds interesting. Here

ESPN writer fired for racist headline

After the New York Knicks lost a basketball game to the New Orleans Hornets Friday night, an ESPN writer titled his story “Chink in the Armor.” Chink is a derogatory word used for Asians. The writer