July 17, 2008 |
The mystery has been cleared up about what else the Rev. Jesse Jackson said last week when he made his crude remarks about Barack Obama. The comment, reported Wednesday morning by the TVNewser blog: "Barack . . . he's talking down to black people . . . telling [black people] how to behave." But he didn't use "black people" on second reference; he used the plural form of the N-word. The initial firestorm concerned Jackson's comments before a July 6 interview on "Fox & Friends."
April 9, 2008 |
House Democrats on Tuesday accused the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Julie L. Myers, of trying to cover up events related to a Halloween party last year where she gave a prize for "most original" costume to an employee in blackface and prison garb.
June 19, 2007 |
Sen. Barack Obama scrambled Monday to soothe hurt feelings among some of his strongest supporters after they complained that a memo distributed by his presidential campaign was offensive to Indian Americans. Obama telephoned several Indian American activists to express his regret for the memo, which poked fun at the ties between India and his chief rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.
June 8, 2007 |
A contestant on the British reality TV show "Big Brother" was kicked off the show after allegedly using a racist slur. Emily Parr, a 19-year-old student, was removed from the show after using a derogatory term about a black contestant Wednesday night, broadcaster Channel 4 said Thursday. The remark was not broadcast live.
May 15, 2007 |
One month after CBS Radio fired radio host Don Imus, it has permanently pulled the plug on a pair of suspended New York shock jocks for a prank phone call rife with offensive Asian stereotypes. "The Dog House With JV and Elvis," hosted by Jeff Vandergrift and Dan Lay, "will no longer be broadcast," CBS Radio spokeswoman Karen Mateo said.
January 25, 2007 |
Guilford College has asked five students believed to have been involved in a racially tinged fight last weekend -- including the accusers -- to move off campus during the investigation. The three football players and the two Palestinian students they are suspected of assaulting will be allowed to attend class at the Greensboro school, Guilford President Kent Chabotar said.