Syracuse frat bros in hot water over ‘extremely racist’ video

Syracuse frat bros in hot water over ‘extremely racist’ video

A series of online videos, which were filmed and posted by a fraternity at Syracuse University, has landed its members in hot water — with officials calling the clips “extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, and hostile to people with disabilities.” The footage…

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for racial bias training

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for racial bias training

Starbucks announced Tuesday that it plans to close more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon next month to conduct racial bias training. The announcement comes days after two innocent black men were arrested in a Philly store for refusing to leave while…

The Saturdays star Rochelle Humes reveals she's furious with herself for straightening her hair — and how she learned to love her natural beauty

The Saturdays star Rochelle Humes reveals she's furious with herself for straightening her hair — and how she learned to love her natural beauty

And so Rochelle Humes was stopped in her tracks when her four-year-old daughter Alaia-Mai said she couldn’t possibly be a princess because of the curly hair she disliked so much. “I said: ‘But Mummy’s hair used to be curly,’” recalls Rochelle. “She…

‘Racist + rapist’ scrawled on UVa’s Thomas Jefferson statue

‘Racist + rapist’ scrawled on UVa’s Thomas Jefferson statue

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A University of Virginia statue of Thomas Jefferson was vandalized with the words “RACIST + RAPIST” as the university commemorates the 275th anniversary of its founder’s birth. The Washington Post reports that the words were spray-painted on the base…

Disturbing messages found in diapers from Target

Disturbing messages found in diapers from Target

Target customers in several states are discovering white supremacist propaganda — with the phrase “It’s okay to be white” — tucked inside their boxes of diapers, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The laminated, index-size cards containing the racist message have turned up…

David Walliams says comedy Little Britain would be drastically changed to be accepted in the current climate

David Walliams says comedy Little Britain would be drastically changed to be accepted in the current climate

The comedian, 46, and pal Matt Lucas, 44, created the show for radio in 2000 — which then attracted criticism for their portrayals of people with disabilities, trans people and people of colour. Their series Come Fly With Me was also laid…

‘The Simpsons’ responds to Apu stereotype criticism

‘The Simpsons’ responds to Apu stereotype criticism

On Sunday night’s episode, “The Simpsons” addressed criticism that its character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was a racist stereotype. Last November, comedian Hari Kondabolu looked into the representation of South Asians and the show’s character in his documentary, “The Problem With Apu.” Nahasapeemapetilon, voiced by…

Goldsmiths University slammed for hiring the UK's first 'hate crime' officer — and pandering to 'snowflake students'

Goldsmiths University slammed for hiring the UK's first 'hate crime' officer — and pandering to 'snowflake students'

The winning applicant will be paid £35,000-a-year to tackle reports of racism and sexism at Goldsmiths, University of London. The move follows several incidents on UK campuses — many genuine grievances, others blamed on the over-sensitive. One critic branded the role a…