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Suspect accused of burning black churches 'didn't seem right,' and used racial slurs

Suspect accused of burning black churches 'didn't seem right,' and used racial slursSt. Landry Parish neighbors react to arrest made Wednesday of 21-year-old neighbor in church fires.



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Suspect accused of burning black churches 'didn't seem right,' and used racial slurs

Suspect accused of burning black churches 'didn't seem right,' and used racial slursSt. Landry Parish neighbors react to arrest made Wednesday of 21-year-old neighbor in church fires.



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Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selection

Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selectionThe Supreme Court's senior justice, who seldom speaks during oral argument, broke a three-year silence to ask questions in a race discrimination case.



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Justice Thomas speaks as U.S. top court confronts racial bias in jury selection

Justice Thomas speaks as U.S. top court confronts racial bias in jury selectionU.S. Supreme Court justices appeared poised to side with a black Mississippi death row inmate put on trial six times for a 1996 quadruple murder who accused a prosecutor of repeatedly blocking black potential jurors, though the court’s only black member sounded skeptical. Justice Clarence Thomas, who had not posed a question during an oral argument in three years, asked several in the case involving Curtis Flowers, 48, who has argued that his constitutional right to a fair trial was violated. Thomas, an idiosyncratic conservative and only the second African American ever appointed to the court, signaled through his questions he might vote against Flowers, who otherwise drew broad support among the other justices, both liberal and conservative.



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Mark Meadows: Republican claims ‘there is not a racial bone’ in his body after ‘birther’ comments unearthed

Mark Meadows: Republican claims ‘there is not a racial bone’ in his body after ‘birther’ comments unearthedRepublican representative Mark Meadows defended himself from allegations of racism this week, one day after his testy argument over race erupted during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing for former Trump campaign fixer Michael Cohen. In the resurfaced video, Mr Meadows is seen speaking to a crowd while campaigning for his congressional seat. 2012 is the time that we’re going to send Mr. Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is,” Mr Meadows said in the video.



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Trump declares racial 'double standard' in Virginia scandals

Trump declares racial 'double standard' in Virginia scandalsPresident Trump addressed the scandals currently involving several Virginia officials, tweeting that "African Americans are very angry at the double standard on full display" in the state.



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Blackface scandals highlight U.S.'s troubled racial past – and present

Blackface scandals highlight U.S.'s troubled racial past - and present(Advisory: Note language in paragraph 11) By Andrew Hay (Reuters) – The painful history of blackface in America was highlighted this week as two top Virginia Democrats came under fire after admitting to having blackened their faces to resemble African-Americans while in college in the 1980s. While the practice is less common than it was decades ago, African-American scholars say it persists in some corners as evidence of racism. Apologies by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring followed blackface appearances by celebrities such as actor Billy Crystal and late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon in recent years.



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Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell fired after using racial slur on air

Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell fired after using racial slur on airJeremy Kappell was fired a day after the Mayor of Rochester called for his dismissal.



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With racial tension high in Florida race, Trump calls Gillum a 'thief'

With racial tension high in Florida race, Trump calls Gillum a 'thief'The president portrayed the choice in the race as between a Republican with an Ivy League pedigree and a Democrat he sees as a criminal.



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Megyn Kelly's Long History Of Racial Insensitivity

Megyn Kelly's Long History Of Racial InsensitivityMegyn Kelly on Wednesday apologized for suggesting the day before that



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