Racism in America

Democratic consultant and political commentator Angela Rye referred to former Rep. Joe Walsh as a "bigot" Wednesday during a CNN segment for tweeting that the bar was lowered for Barack Obama because of his Blackness.

The state of Michigan proposed $97 million deal to replace lead pipes and provide free bottle water to residents to combat the water crisis in Flint.

An Orlando Wendy's employee is without a job after writing the offensive racial slur on a receipt, which caught the eye of an African-American state trooper eating at the restaurant Tuesday night.

A Seminole County employee in Florida posted to Facebook that Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who is Black, should be "hung from a tree" before being suspended without pay from his job Monday.

Iowa rep. Steve King, who is a Republican, dropped another racist comment Monday about Hispanics and Blacks "fighting each other" before outnumbering Whites in the U.S. population.

A New Jersey elementary school recently apologized to a group of angry parents for an assignment that involved fifth-graders drawing posters of slave auctions.

A restaurant owner posted a demeaning Facebook message on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, playing into the racially charged stereotype of African Americans liking fried chicken and waffles with watermelon. The move sparked complaints about "outright" racism.

GOP Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was once rejected as a federal judge over allegations he called a Black attorney “boy.”

After calling President Barack Obama "an animal" who has been trying to turn America into "just another country," a Republican U.S. Senate candidate is refusing to apologize.

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 former school officer in Knox County, Tennessee has filed a $250,000 lawsuit against the district and the city charging that he was wrongfully terminated because his supervisor took offense to his marriage to a Black woman, writes USA Today.

On Thursday, officials in Philadelphia passed a resolution that not only honors Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson's color barrier-breaking appearance in the city in 1947 but also serves as a formal apology. On April 15, the day that Robinson shattered the barrier, his widow will receive a formal apology for the mistreatment her husband faced, NBC Philadelphia reports.