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

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 ...