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No Charges Will Be Filed Over Racial Slurs at Team

Idaho prosecutors say 18-year-old was trying to be funny

(Newser) - The high school student suspected of yelling racial slurs at a women's basketball team during March Madness will not be charged by Idaho prosecutors. A statement by Coeur d'Alene city attorneys called the taunts racist and misogynistic but said they were protected speech, so Anthony Myers' conduct was...

After Racial Taunts, Team Slaps Fan With Lifetime Ban

Italian soccer club will keep trying to identify any other 'evil people'

(Newser) - A soccer club in Italy has identified a fan who shouted racial abuse at a player during a match and barred him from its games for life. Udinese said in a statement that it will keep working with police and stadium security to identify anyone else involved, the AP reports....

Goalkeeper Walks Off During Racist Chants From Fans

AC Milan's Mike Maignan apparently had gone to the referee earlier in the match

(Newser) - AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan walked off the field Saturday after being subjected to racist chants by soccer fans during a top-tier Italian league game in Udine—prompting the match to be suspended briefly. Shortly after Milan had scored to take a 1-0 lead and was about to take a...

High School Coach Resigns Over Team's 'Nazi' Play Call

Tim McFarland of Ohio's Brooklyn High School steps down after players' antisemitic jabs

(Newser) - An Ohio high school football coach resigned Monday after his team used racist and antisemitic language to call plays during a game last week. Brooklyn High School coach Tim McFarland and his players repeatedly used the word "Nazi" as a play call in a game against Beachwood High School....

Georgia DA: Doxxing Won't Stop Me
Fani Willis:
I Keep Getting Doxxed

Fani Willis: I Keep Getting Doxxed

Georgia DA talks threats directed at her and her loved ones amid Trump prosecution

(Newser) - It wasn't only members of a grand jury who received threats in response to the Georgia indictment of former President Trump. Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney who is prosecuting cases against Trump and other high-profile figures including rappers Young Thug and YFN Lucci, says she and her...

NFL Player Slams Racist Messages: 'This Is Sick'

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison was hit with 'disgusting' comments after loss to Eagles

(Newser) - The Minnesota Vikings didn't have a great game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles, losing to the East Coast team 34-28, but the night proved even worse for Vikings running back Alexander Mattison, a Black player who says he received a series of racist messages and other disturbing comments after...

Student Gets Suspended for Recording Teacher Using Slur

School district says she violated policy on electronic devices

(Newser) - A 15-year-old high school student used her phone to record remarks from a teacher that the school district acknowledged were "inexcusable"—but she was still suspended for violating school policy on electronic devices. Mary Walton, a sophomore at Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri, recorded a 55-second video...

Kentucky Student Allegedly Used Racial Slur 200 Times

Sophia Rosing, who is white, was recorded allegedly attacking a Black dorm worker

(Newser) - The former University of Kentucky student who is accused of using the n-word more than 200 times while allegedly assaulting two Black students has been permanently banned from campus and from ever re-enrolling. The university's president also announced that the investigation into Sophia Rosing's alleged conduct continues and...

District Probes 'Shameful Incident' at Middle School

6 middle school students used giant letters to spell out racial slur

(Newser) - Six Florida middle school students who used large letters to spell out a racial slur can expect the "appropriate disciplinary consequences," the district says. The Martin County School District launched an investigation after a photo appeared on social media of the male students standing outside Hidden Oaks Middle...

'One of the Most Appalling Attacks I Have Ever Seen'

Cops: 42-year-old man struck an Asian woman more than 100 times in Yonkers, NY

(Newser) - An elderly Asian woman in Westchester County, NY, was brutally beaten in the vestibule of her building last week, and a fellow resident is now in custody. Police say that the 67-year-old victim passed by 42-year-old Tammel Esco as she was walking to her Yonkers home around 6pm on Friday...

Dunkin' Worker Who Killed Customer Gets 2 Years House Arrest

Corey Pujols was called a racial slur by Tampa customer

(Newser) - Update: A Dunkin' employee who punched a customer, causing the man's death three days later, has been sentenced to two years of house arrest plus three years probation after pleading guilty to felony battery, reports the Tampa Bay Times . The charge was reduced from aggravated manslaughter under a plea...

Governor, Wife Face Tirade at Restaurant

State police investigate threats, racial slurs apparently from right-wing podcaster

(Newser) - What appeared to be a friendly selfie request of Nevada's governor turned into a profane, threatening situation Sunday at a Las Vegas restaurant. Nevada State Police are investigating the confrontation that began just after Gov. Steve Sisolak; his wife, Kathy; and a daughter arrived at Lindo Michoacan in Summerlin,...

Howard's Lacrosse Team Greeted With Racial Slurs

Presbyterian College is investigating students' behavior ahead of Friday's game

(Newser) - An investigation is underway after Howard University's women’s lacrosse team said they were subjected to racial slurs and other derogatory remarks ahead of their season debut against Presbyterian College. Howard coach Karen Healy-Silcott says the team, made up of students of color, had entered Presbyterian's Bailey Memorial...

Louisiana Judge Admits Using Racial Slur at Home
La. Judge Resigns
Over Her 'Hurtful Words'

La. Judge Resigns Over Her 'Hurtful Words'

Michelle Odinet had been caught on video saying n-word, comparing Black people to roaches

(Newser) - Update: A Louisiana judge caught on video saying the n-word has resigned. Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet had already taken an unpaid leave of absence after the clip of her using the racial slur—recorded as she watched surveillance footage of an attempted burglary outside her home—circulated online...

'Truly Shocking Language' Lands Woman in Jail

Sharna Walker of England sentenced in racially aggravated assault on bouncer

(Newser) - A British woman will spend Christmas behind bars after a racially charged attack on a nightclub bouncer. Widely shared video footage showed 25-year-old Sharna Walker of Worcester being kicked out of The Figure of Eight bar in Birmingham, England, on May 22. West Midlands Police said she upended furniture before...

Interior Secretary to Wipe 'Squaw' From Government Use

Deb Haaland rules the term derogatory

(Newser) - Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared "squaw" a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names. Haaland is ordering a federal panel tasked with naming geographic places to implement procedures to eliminate what...

3 Women Charged in NYC Restaurant Melee Over COVID

Carmine's says there's no proof its hostess used a racial slur

(Newser) - Update: Three woman who were recorded allegedly attacking a NYC restaurant hostess in a September dust-up over proof of vaccination were arraigned Tuesday on charges of third-degree assault, attempted assault, and harassment. The New York Post reports Sally Rechelle Lewis, 49; Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, 44; Tyonnie Keshay Rankin, 21, could...

Guy Who Alleged Swastikas at Tesla Wins $137M

Owen Diaz said company created a hostile work environment

(Newser) - Tesla has been ordered to pay a whopping $137 million to a former contract employee who sued over racist abuse he endured at the company's factory in Fremont, Calif. Elevator operator Owen Diaz said he worked at the factory for about a year up to 2016, during which fellow...

Storied Ski Resort Makes 'a Big, Big Statement'

Squaw Valley, host of 1960 Olympics, changes name to Palisades Tahoe

(Newser) - The largest ski resort at California's Lake Tahoe will no longer be known as Squaw Valley. The Olympic Valley resort cast off its 72-year-old name on Monday, unveiling its new moniker, Palisades Tahoe. The resort, a host site for the 1960 Winter Olympics, had announced an upcoming name change...

Bank Manager: Customer 'Ambushed' Me Over Mask

Hispanic Army vet says customer at Wells Fargo hurled racial slur, beat him in parking lot

(Newser) - The heated climate over mask mandates kicked up a notch at a Wells Fargo branch earlier this month, when a California bank manager says he was ambushed and beaten by a customer who didn't want to comply with the bank's mask rules. The bank manager, IDed only as...

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