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Racial Injustice

Our latest coverage of the struggle against racism in America and around the world.

German Cycling Director Is Being Sent Home From Olympics Over Racist Slur

July 29
Bill Chappell / NPR

Germany's Olympic federation is firing Patrick Moster as the director of its cycling program, saying his words during a race Wednesday violate Olympic values.

Tenant rights advocates protest the sale of Con...

Tenants' Rights Leaders Protest Foundation’s Billion-Dollar Real Estate Deal With Blackstone

July 27
By Cristina Kim

The San Diego-based Conrad Prebys Foundation sold nearly 6,000 apartment units to the private equity group. Housing advocates say the deal is a blow to local affordable housing.

Group of advocates are pictured outside the Cor...

Coronado Group Apologizes To Escondido School For Tortilla Throwing Incident

July 27
By Alexandra Rangel

InclusioNado is a group of parents and advocates. They gathered in front of the Coronado Unified School District Tuesday, to simply say sorry.

A ShotSpotter audio sensor on the corner of 65t...

Advocates Urge San Diego City Council To Delay Vote On Surveillance Technology Contract

July 26
By Cristina Kim

Councilmembers are set to vote on whether to keep using ShotSpotter, a system that is supposed to detect when gunshots are fired. Advocates say the technology is flawed and creates community distrust.

Aaron Harvey poses on the UC Berkeley campus af...

‘At The Expense Of My Life.’ Aaron Harvey’s Journey From Wrongful Gang Charges To UC Berkeley Graduation

July 26
By Claire Trageser

Harvey said the case brought a lot of change. But at what cost.

Pictured above is John Pittman III.

San Diego Man Says He Experienced ‘Banking While Black’ In Local Bank of America Branch

July 26
By Amita Sharma

A Black lawyer walked into a branch in Pacific Beach hoping to cash an insurance settlement check. He said the bank’s assistant manager not only refused to cash the check, but also accused him of stealing.

Bob Moses, Civil Rights Leader And Longtime Educator, Dies At 86

July 25
Dustin Jones / NPR

Moses, the architect of Freedom Summer's voting registration drive in Mississippi, also spent decades crusading against inequalities in the public school system through his math training program.

Civil Rights Activist Bob Moses Dies At 86

July 25
The Associated Press / NPR

Moses was a civil rights crusader and educator who led Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s.

Cleveland's MLB Team Changes Its Name To Guardians After Years Of Backlash

July 23
Sharon Pruitt-Young / NPR

Cleveland's Major League Baseball team has changed its name from the Indians to the Guardians, ridding itself of a previous name that many found highly offensive.

Olympians Take A Knee Against Racism, Under New Policy Allowing Protests

July 21
Bill Chappell / NPR

"We want to fight all forms of discrimination, and as a group of women, we wanted to kneel against it," said Steph Houghton, a co-captain of Britain's soccer team.

Biden Is Reviving An Effort To Change How The Census Asks About Race And Ethnicity

July 19
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR

The Trump administration had stalled on reviewing the proposals, which the Census Bureau says would produce more accurate data about Latinos and people with roots in the Middle East or North Africa.

Emmett Till Funeral Site, Other Black Landmarks Share $3 Million Preservation Grant

July 15
Andrew Limbong / NPR

A $3 million grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Fund is aimed at helping 40 landmarks across the country address repair, renovation, and other preservation needs.

Tease photo for San Diego Author Anisha Bhatia On Wri...

San Diego Author Anisha Bhatia On Writing About Culture, Empowering Women

July 14
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Bhatia's debut novel, “The Rules Of Arrangement,” uses the lens of arranged marriage to voice a social commentary on beauty standards, colorism, body image and expectations for South Asian women.

Geocaching While Black: Outdoor Pastime Reveals Racism And Bias

July 11
Sarah Kate Kramer / NPR

One Black geocacher writes about harrowing encounters, such as being called "boy" and finding a cache hidden inside a flagpole flying the Confederate flag.

After Removing Two Statues, Charlottesville Officials Vote To Take Down A Third

July 10
Dave Mistich / NPR

First, the city took down statues of confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Then its council voted to remove a statue featuring Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea.

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