Spokane NAACP chief quits amid furor over her racial identity

Jun 16, 2015

Spokane NAACP chief quits amid furor over her racial identity

The president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter resigned Monday amid a furor over racial identity that erupted when her parents came forward to say she has been posing as black for years when she is actually white. The announcement was posted on the civil ...

FBI director: U.S. at crossroads on race relations, policing

Feb 13, 2015

FBI director: U.S. at crossroads on race relations, policing

The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting “hard truths” that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. Comey used a speech at Georgetown University to offer his most expansive take ...

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

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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 ...