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North Carolina university to address racism allegations

A North Carolina university says it is forming a commission to address allegations of racism.

Job post seeking ‘preferably Caucasian’ applicants removed after complaints

A northern Virginia tech staffing company has apologized after an online job posting sought "preferably Caucasian" applicants. Cynet Systems in Sterling, Virginia, removed the post and issued an apology Sunday on Twitter.

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about attack

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago.

New Hanover school’s slavery role-playing game prompts investigation

A slavery-themed game played at a New Hanover County elementary school during Black History Month has prompted an investigation.

Trump goes after Spike Lee after Oscars speech

President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to urge mobilization for the 2020 election.
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Photo with nooses labeled ‘back to school necklaces’ found at middle school

A Long Island, New York school district said it has launched an investigation after a racist photo was found in a middle school classroom.  

Official: Virginia governor says he won’t resign over photo

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam told his top staff Friday that he is not going to resign over the racist photo that has roiled state politics, despite intense pressure to step down, according to a top administration official.
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UNC interim chancellor addresses blackface yearbook photo

UNC-Chapel Hill interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz was faced with a question about controversy immediately during his introductory press conference on Thursday. 
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Crisis in Virginia: Scandal sweeps up 3 Virginia officials

The political crisis in Virginia exploded Wednesday when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor.

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