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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Articles tagged: Racism

Michael Johnson: Slave descendants have ‘superior athletic gene’

Retired Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson believes there is a scientific reason that explains why so many of the top sprinters in the world are black. The four-time gold medalist, now a commentator for BBC, believes slave descendants have genes that make them superior athletes. “All my life I believed I became an athlete through my…Read More

NHL announcer Dave Strader: Honkytown takes down Hockeytown (Video)

NHL play-by-play announcer Dave Strader ventured into a touchy area with his final call of the Predators-Red Wings series on Friday night. Nashville had just beaten Detroit 2-1 to win the series in five games, and Strader celebrated the moment with a questionable, and borderline racist pun. “Honkytown has taken down Hockeytown,” was his call…Read More

Ben & Jerry’s creates ‘Lin-Sanity’ ice cream featuring fortune cookie bits

I thought we were past this point, especially after what’s transpired recently, but apparently we’re not. Ben & Jerry’s released a limited-edition flavor of ice cream available only at its Harvard Square location in Cambridge. The flavor is called “Lin-Sanity,” and it was released in Harvard Square because Jeremy Lin went to Harvard. But here’s…Read More

Racist Chant of Girls High School Basketball Team Leads to Suspensions

The entire girls basketball team at Kenmore East High School in the Buffalo (NY) area has been suspended for using a racially offensive pregame chant, The Buffalo News reports. Before games, the players would psych themselves up by holding hands and saying “One, two, three [N-word].” Apparently it’s a tradition that has been ongoing for…Read More

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