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OPINION
March 22, 2010 | By David Paul Kuhn
Millions of white men who voted for Barack Obama are walking away from the Democratic Party, and it appears increasingly likely that they'll take the election in November with them. Their departure could well lead to a GOP landslide on a scale not seen since 1994. For more than three decades before the 2008 election, no Democratic president had won a majority of the electorate. In part, that was because of low support -- never more than 38% -- among white male voters. Things changed with Obama, who not only won a majority of all people voting but also pulled in 41% of white male voters.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | by Scott Collins
HBO is a great place to create a TV show - if you're a white guy. So says a new report by Huffington Post TV critic Maureen Ryan, who argues that the premium cable channel - home of such acclaimed series as "True Detective," "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire" - is almost exclusively the province of white male writer-producers. Or, as the story refers to such people, "narrative architects. " "Guess how many women or people of color have been a creator or narrative architect on a one-hour HBO drama or miniseries since 2008 (the year after 'The Sopranos' ended)
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NEWS
November 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A black man was convicted of killing three white men and wounding two others in a racially motivated shooting rampage last year at his home and two fast-food restaurants in suburban Pittsburgh. Jurors deliberated about five hours before finding Ronald Taylor, 41, guilty of several charges, including three counts of first-degree murder and nine counts of aggravated assault.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Michael McGough
A side skirmish in the war on Christmas has developed over a Fox News host's suggestion that both Jesus and Santa Claus were (are?) white men, and that people need to get over it. Megyn Kelly - incidentally, the subject of a delightful profile this week by Dan Zak in the Washington Post - had this holiday message for young viewers: "Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure. That's a verifiable fact - as is Santa. I just want the kids watching to know that.
NATIONAL
February 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
Five white men have been indicted on charges of stabbing a black man and threatening another at a Denny's restaurant in 2001, federal authorities said Wednesday. The indictment follows a three-year investigation into a group of white men described by witnesses as wearing T-shirts referring to the white supremacist group Aryan Nation and having swastika tattoos. They are accused of stabbing the man after exchanging words when he and a friend entered the restaurant with two white women.
NEWS
January 5, 1993 | Associated Press
The FBI joined the hunt Monday for three white men who allegedly abducted a black man, took him to a remote area, robbed him and then doused him with gasoline and set him ablaze. The president of Tampa's NAACP chapter called the attack a "lynching by fire." Investigators said the attackers used racial epithets, but it was not immediately clear whether they were racially motivated.
NEWS
May 1, 2001 | From Reuters
Two white men riding in a car with Confederate flags flying from the antenna sped off after a 1963 blast ripped through the 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four black girls, an eyewitness testified Monday. In testimony that ran counter to other eyewitness statements made to investigators, retired chef Eddie Mauldin said he saw two men suspiciously circling the church in a Rambler station wagon and then racing off after the blast. Thomas Blanton Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Two white Canyon Country men pleaded no contest Tuesday to stalking a black pizza parlor manager, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. David Wayne Haisten, 19, and Kevin Michael Conroy, 21, also pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor hate crime. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Meredith Taylor sentenced Haisten to 180 days in county jail and Conroy to the 97 days of jail credit he received.
NEWS
December 13, 1990 | From Associated Press
White men who bargain on the price of a new car get better deals than women or blacks, a study of auto dealerships shows. Ian Ayres, a Northwestern University law professor who wrote the study, suggested that the apparent discrimination may be the result of car salespeople looking for "suckers" to concentrate profits by targeting a relatively few customers who will pay higher markups. Black women were offered the highest prices, averaging $875 per car more than white men, the study found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1985 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
As the murder trial of Kevin Cooper moves into its final days, the defense continues to focus on witnesses' testimony that three mysterious men may be responsible for the 1983 Chino Hills massacre. Defense attorney David Negus has called several witnesses, including law enforcement personnel and hospital workers, who have testified that a young survivor of the bloody killings told them on different occasions that three white men, or three Latinos, committed the slayings. Cooper, 26, is black.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Direct from the age of black-and-white television, Reginald Rose's "12 Angry Men" has been redeployed to confront the issue of race relations. This Pasadena Playhouse production, which opened Sunday under the direction of artistic director Sheldon Epps, has evenly cast African American and white actors as the dozen jurors who end up splitting here along racial lines. If the result seems, well, a little too black and white for an era that, while hardly post-racial, has a bit too much gray for such a neatly polarized scheme, the play still has a way of ensnaring an audience's attention.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Times Television Critic
Arsenio Hall, who was on the cover of Time magazine in 1989 ("TV's hip host grabs the post-Carson generation"), returned to the air Monday night for an indefinite run as the host of a revived "The Arsenio Hall Show. " (It should be said right off that the Tribune Co., of which this paper is a property, is a co-producer of the series.) "Leave it to the first black late-night host to take 19 years off work," said Hall, "and come back here and expect my job to still be waiting for me. " If it was not a stunning return to form -- the original show was a cultural landmark over its five-year run, the place where candidate Bill Clinton famously donned a pair of sunglasses and blew a couple of choruses of "Heartbreak Hotel" -- it was, in any case, a return.
OPINION
May 29, 2013
Re "Obama's no-excuses credo," Opinion, May 26 Let's change the race dialogue from a discussion about victims - similar to David A. Lehrer's and Richard J. Riordan's Op-Ed article - to a discussion about perpetrators. Throughout the history of our country, white men have perpetrated continued injury and insult upon blacks, first through slavery, then through Jim Crow laws, now through the so-called war on drugs and the prison-industrial complex. Ignoring these episodes, Lehrer and Riordan fall back on the classic "bootstraps" advice to black people.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON -- An independent review of the Voting Section in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division has found a “disappointing lack of professionalism” by many of the career and political employees over the last two administrations, including a polarizing culture that has prompted many staffers to vent their frustrations by sending personal emails and blog postings filled with epithets. The Justice Department's inspector general is sending his findings to top officials in the Department concerning at least three employees still working in the division for possible “discipline or other administration action.” Many others involved in similar conduct, they said, have left the Justice Department.
NEWS
January 10, 2013 | By Carla Hall
In the wake of President Obama's reelection, there was much clucking about the demise of the political power of white men and the inability of Mitt Romney -- the quintessential Republican white man -- to capture the support and votes of women and minorities and other Americans increasingly disenchanted with the conservative party's message. Yet, if you looked at the Dec. 29 photo of Obama meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, which made the front of the New York Times on Wednesday, you would rest assured that white men are still very much in power -- in the first black president's White House, as it turns out.  In the photo, 10 of his 11 advisors standing before him are men, and eight of them are white.  The one woman, who is black, in the photo is Valerie Jarrett, which you only know because it says so in the caption of the photo.
NEWS
November 16, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
People's decision to crown Channing Tatum with this year's “ Sexiest Man Live ” title hasn't been without backlash. Ryan Gosling devotees can't possibly understand why the magazine keeps snubbing him. Matt Stopera has offered a rebuttal in the form of photos on -- where else? -- BuzzFeed, in a post that juxtaposes terrible photos of Tatum next to dreamy pics of Gosling. (And remember the “ Occupy People ” effort last year? Oy.) Over on the Daily Beast, Tricia Romano also takes People to task for its lack of diversity.
SCIENCE
June 5, 2012 | By Rosie Mestel, Los Angeles Times
The gap in life expectancy between black and white Americans is smaller than it has ever been, thanks largely to a decline in the number of deaths resulting from heart disease and HIV infection, a new analysis has found. That's the good news. The bad news is that the gap is still large: A black baby boy born today can expect to live 5.4 fewer years, on average, than his white counterpart, and a black baby girl will die 3.7 years earlier, on average, than her white counterpart. What's more, the narrowing of the gap between 2003 and 2008 is due in part to a troubling development among whites: They are more likely than in the past to die from overdoses of powerful prescription medications like OxyContin and Vicodin, along with other unintentional poisonings.
SPORTS
January 30, 1992 | EARL GUSKTEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jury selection was completed Wednesday and opening presentations will be heard today in the rape trial of Mike Tyson. Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion, is charged with four rape-related counts. If found guilty on all four, he could face a prison term of 63 years. He will be judged by 12 people, a jury that includes two black men, a black woman, three white women and six white men. The jury was sequestered late Wednesday and will be sworn in this morning.
OPINION
November 13, 2012 | By Harold Meyerson
There are many ways to illustrate the descent of the California Republican Party into oblivion. A starting point is the demographic breakdown of the members of Congress elected last week in the state. Assuming the leaders in the few remaining close races hold their leads, there will be 38 Democrats and 15 Republicans representing California in Congress come January. Of those 38 Democrats, 18 are women, nine are Latinos, five are Asian Americans, three are African Americans, four are Jews and at least one is gay. Just 12 are white men. Of the 15 Republicans, on the other hand, all are white men - not a woman, let alone a member of a racial minority or a Jew, among them.
NATIONAL
November 8, 2012 | By Kim Geiger, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Come January, women will hold 20 of the 100 seats in the Senate, the largest number in history, and white males will probably no longer be a majority in the House Democratic caucus. Those shifts reflect the growing electoral power of women and minorities, and the Democratic Party's determination to harness that energy to build a diverse coalition. The gains made by women in the Senate were the first achievement noted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada when he discussed the election results at a news conference Wednesday.
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