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April 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
Central Michigan's basketball coach was suspended without pay for using a racially derogatory term in front of his players. Keith Dambrot began serving the four-day suspension Thursday, university spokeswoman Rae Goldsmith said Friday. Dambrot allegedly used racial slurs in front of his team late in the season in reference to assistant coach Derrick McDowell, who is black. In a statement released Wednesday, Dambrot said the term was "not used in any racially offensive manner.
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March 25, 2014 | Steve Lopez
Consider this hypothetical situation. You're Joe Blow, an off-duty cop, and you've had too much to drink. Things begin getting out of hand just short of 2 a.m., at a saloon. Some guy's dancing with your wife and you don't like it. You give him a shove. A bouncer takes you outside. But you get into it with the guy you shoved as he's leaving the bar. You pull a .45 out of your pocket. You begin to drive away, but you're stopped by a sheriff's deputy. Then you use a slur to describe the black man with whom you scuffled, tell the deputy you're drunk and refuse a sobriety test.
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March 20, 1991 | ROBERT A. JONES
I remember the show ran on Monday nights and I remember my father loved it. He was the family's biggest fan of "Dragnet." My mother refused to watch, probably on religious grounds, but the rest of us did, every week. "Dragnet" was part of our routine. That took place in Memphis, Tenn., 1953 or '54. We had one of the first TV sets on the block and "Dragnet" was our introduction to California. We saw palm trees growing out of the sidewalks and crooks wearing Hawaiian shirts.
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February 14, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Days after the NFL said it was ready to make history by welcoming its first openly gay player, a report indicates that one team in the league promoted an intolerant locker room culture that harassed a player to the brink of suicide. Three Miami Dolphins players used "racial slurs and other racially derogatory language" as well as "homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching" to bully teammate Jonathan Martin as well as another player and an assistant trainer, both unnamed, according to independent investigator Ted Wells, who filed his report to the league on Friday.
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November 25, 2013 | By KTLA
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for tagging seven cars in Pacific Palisades with swastikas and racial slurs on Sunday. Seven cars parked curbside in a 3-square-mile area north and south of Sunset Boulevard were defaced between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to Los Angeles police. Maritza Roberts, whose car was among those targeted, told KTLA that she felt “violated, invaded, disgusted” after she discovered a swastika and an apparent misspelling of the word “fuhrer” spray-painted on her vehicle.
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July 9, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Julie Chen, host of CBS' controversial "Big Brother," has finally spoken out against the furor that has erupted around homophobic and racist remarks from two contestants, Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman. On the reality show, which puts several contestants inside a house totally isolated from the outside world, Gries told an Asian American contestant to "go make some rice. " Zimmerman, who had worked as a beauty-pageant contestant, used the N-word in criticism of welfare. Both comments originally aired on the show's online live stream, and were broadcast during Sunday's installment.
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April 17, 1988
About those Jewish American Princess jokes. Hey guys, lighten up. They are funny, but most of all, you don't have to be Jewish to be a JAP. LINA C. HAMMER North Hollywood
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July 29, 2013 | By Scott Collins, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
"Absolutely appalling. " That's how the head of CBS describes some of the racial slurs heard this summer on the network's reality staple "Big Brother. " "I find some of the behavior absolutely appalling," CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves -- whose wife, Julie Chen, hosts "Big Brother" -- told reporters Monday morning at the TV press tour in Beverly Hills. "Unfortunately, it's a reflection of what some people in America are feeling," he added. GinaMarie Zimmerman, one contestant on this season's show, was heard making derogatory remarks about blacks and Asians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1989
A senior annual staff member at Westchester High School was suspended this week because of racial slurs printed in the school's yearbook, it was learned Thursday. After following up complaints that the yearbook contained disturbing quotes by some seniors--including "Now is the time for 3k! Too many C's at this school," apparently referring to the Ku Klux Klan and colored people--Westchester Principal Jim Davis barred the unnamed student from participating in graduation ceremonies, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said.
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November 9, 1997 | Associated Press
The game between the Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers on Saturday ended with racial remarks being made and players from both teams shouting at one another. The officials separated the teams before any punches were thrown, but Oiler Coach Ron Low was furious long after the ice was cleared. Low said Capital wing Chris Simon, a Native American of the Ojibwa tribe, shouted a derogatory insult at Oiler wing Mike Grier, who is African American. "I definitely heard a racial slur from Mr. Simon.
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January 18, 2014 | By Todd Martens
Madonna on Saturday asked forgiveness for captioning a photograph of her teenage son boxing with a racial slur. The comment, initially posted on Friday on social network Instagram , was soon deleted, with Madonna initially referring to those who had questioned her use of the N-word as "haters. " On Saturday, Madonna was singing a more conciliatory tone.  "I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram," she said in a public statement posted on her Instagram and Facebook feeds.
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November 25, 2013 | By KTLA
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for tagging seven cars in Pacific Palisades with swastikas and racial slurs on Sunday. Seven cars parked curbside in a 3-square-mile area north and south of Sunset Boulevard were defaced between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to Los Angeles police. Maritza Roberts, whose car was among those targeted, told KTLA that she felt “violated, invaded, disgusted” after she discovered a swastika and an apparent misspelling of the word “fuhrer” spray-painted on her vehicle.
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November 23, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A fourth San Jose State University student has been suspended in connection with an incident in which three others have been charged with a hate crime for allegedly bullying a black roommate, locking a bicycle chain around his neck and using racial slurs to demean him. The 18-year-old male student from Los Angeles has not been identified because at the time of the alleged incidents he was a minor, according to university spokesman Pat Harris and...
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November 14, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The first real test of the Doc Rivers era has appeared, and it can appropriately be described in less than 140 characters. Can the new Clippers coach practice the same toughness that he preaches? Less than a month into his first season as the Clippers' $7-million savior, Rivers must start by repairing his own locker room after one of his players threatened to blow it apart. The player's name is Matt Barnes, his motive was anger, his weapon was Twitter, and 20 seconds worth of his insensitive typing could rattle this team for weeks.
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November 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
When video surfaced this summer of Riley Cooper using racial slurs at a concert, the Philadelphia Eagles receiver apologized profusely. He met with the media and looked to be on the verge of tears. He briefly left the team to seek sensitivity training. He came back on bended knee. That hasn't been the case so far with Miami guard Richie Incognito, who has been suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for conduct detrimental to the team. Teammate Jonathan Martin provided at least one voice message and text messages, allegedly from Incognito, that are harassing and include racial slurs.
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September 19, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Andy Herren, a professor from Chicago, was the big winner of "Big Brother," scoring the grand prize of $500,000 after being crowned by a jury of his fellow houseguests. But Herren's victory during the live finale of the CBS reality show, which isolates several participants from the outside world for the entire summer, was not really the big story of the night. His win was overshadowed by the dismayed and uncomfortable reaction by many of the contestants after learning that this season was tarnished by controversy revolving several racist and homophobic remarks uttered inside the house.
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August 2, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
The Philadelphia Eagles excused Riley Cooper from all team activities Friday as the wide receiver dealt with the repercussions of being caught on video making a racial slur. Cooper has been sent away from the team to get help with his issues, something upon which the player and the team agreed. Coach Chip Kelly made it clear after Friday's practice, however, that Cooper would be back with the team when he's ready. "There has never been any question of cutting Riley," Kelly said. Cooper said the last few days have been incredibly difficult, and he will seek counseling.
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