Thousands protest at U.S. Embassy in London over Ferguson case

Nov 27, 2014

Thousands protest at U.S. Embassy in London over Ferguson case

Thousands protested in London on Wednesday in sympathy with demonstrations across the U.S. over the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer. The decision not to prosecute the officer for shooting dead unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked anger ...

From Race to Ethnicity

Oct 18, 2014

From Race to Ethnicity

by Michael Hoffman

The first known Japanese in Hawaii were shipwrecked fishermen circa 1806, unwitting forerunners of a diaspora they can scarcely have imagined. From Race to Ethnicity, by Jonathan Y. Okamura.University of Hawaii Press, Nonfiction. In 1868 came the first Japanese contract laborers. The local sugar ...

U.S. views on Missouri shooting vary starkly by race: poll

Aug 20, 2014

U.S. views on Missouri shooting vary starkly by race: poll

U.S. blacks are twice as likely as whites to view the fatal Missouri shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer through the lens of race, according to a nationwide poll released on Monday. Four out of 5 black respondents said ...

Justice's goal in Ferguson: ensuring truth

Aug 19, 2014

Justice's goal in Ferguson: ensuring truth

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white ...

Obama dances on a knife edge addressing U.S. race questions

Aug 18, 2014

Obama dances on a knife edge addressing U.S. race questions

by Julie Pace

For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as America’s first black president. Just months after being sworn in, Obama rapped police in Massachusetts for acting “stupidly” ...

Autopsy finds unarmed teen killed by police was shot six times

Aug 18, 2014

Autopsy finds unarmed teen killed by police was shot six times

A preliminary private autopsy report found that Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a police officer in the suburban St. Louis city of Ferguson, was shot at least six times, The New York Times reported Sunday night. Citing Dr. Michael M. Baden, former ...