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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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Government accuses Harvard of 'outright racial balancing'

Government accuses Harvard of 'outright racial balancing'Trump administration sides with Asian-American students suing over the Ivy League school’s admissions policy.



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Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent

Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian OpponentMichigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott is facing calls from 19 groups to



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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'I Can't Guarantee' Trump Never Said Racial Slur

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'I Can't Guarantee' Trump Never Said Racial SlurWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday she "can't



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Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny

Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutinyHarvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New York’s Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent — the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.



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Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins Lets Signs Do His Talking On Racial Injustices

Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins Lets Signs Do His Talking On Racial InjusticesPhiladelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins used silence and signs to deliver a



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