Black students around US complain of casual, everyday racism

BOSTON (AP) — It’s not always the slurs and the other out-and-out acts of racism. It’s the casual, everyday slights and insensitivities. Sheryce Holloway is tired of white people at Virginia Commonwealth University asking if they can touch her hair or if she knows the latest dance move. At Chicago’s Loyola University, Dominick Hall says […]

Racism Costs the U.S. Billions Every Year

WASHINGTON – Closing the income gap between Whites and minorities, would boost earnings by 12 percent, aneconomic windfall of $1 trillion, for a nation burdened by debt and an anemic job market, according to a recent study conducted by the Altarum Institute and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The study titled, “The Business Case […]

AP Poll: Majority Harbor Prejudice Against Blacks

WASHINGTON – Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first Black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward Blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for […]