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Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Baffoe: NFL’s ‘Progressive’ Race Stance Is About The Color Green

With money on the NFL’s mind, there’s a double standard with the proposed N-word rule.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

McNally's pub in Beverly. (Credit: CBS)

Band Claims Show Cut Short Because Of ‘Too Many Black People’ At Bar

A blues band claims their performance at a bar in Beverly was cut short because there were “too many black people” in the audience.

02/25/2014

Matt Barnes. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Baffoe: Understanding Why Some People Don’t Get To Use Slurs

Take this as a reminding sign next to your proverbial teleprompter, if you will, and save yourself the risk of some very big headaches and maybe even an epiphany in the future. You’ll thank me.

670 The Score–11/15/2013

Washington Redskins.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock People Agreeing With Rick Reilly’s Awful Washington Football Column

This isn’t difficult. A team’s name is rooted in the genocide of a people. That’s not an opinion.

670 The Score–09/20/2013

Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. (Credit: CBS)

Black Security Guard Accuses Christ Hospital Of Racism

A current security officer and a former one filed a lawsuit Tuesday, alleging various forms of racism toward African-American employees at the public safety department of Advocate Christ Medical Center.

08/06/2013

Riley Cooper. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Riley Cooper Is An Opportunity To Learn And Teach If We Let It Be One

I’ve said it. Thousands of times. It’s not something I’m proud of. Much the opposite, really.

08/01/2013

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Man Charges Racism In West Suburban Berwyn

An African American man claims he was the target of a racial attack, simply for driving his car down the street in a western suburb.

06/21/2013

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks about education reform at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis Points Finger At ‘Rich White People’ For School Problems

A day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2013

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Preschool Teachers Claim Race Harassment In Joliet

Two women have filed a lawsuit accusing several employees at a southwest suburban Joliet preschool of racial discrimination and harassment.

03/03/2013

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

A Romney/Ryan supporter at a campaign event in Ohio (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Campaign Drops Dog Whistle And Moves To Blatant Racism

Romney supporters, including his son Tagg, have moved away from dog whistle politics and are now engaging in outright disrespectful and racist campaigning.

10/18/2012

Actress Stacey Dash (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

Barack Obama campaigns in 2007 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly Racist

While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.

10/05/2012

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Black Member Of Catholic Group Upset At Hostile Treatment

Members of a Catholic fraternal organization on the Southwest Side have been accused of racist behavior toward a fellow member, who is black.

10/01/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

Mitt Romney accepting Donald Trump's endorsement (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Bring Back Politics Of Racial Division

In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.

08/08/2012

Lacrosse players (Photo credit: ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

Racial Slurs At H.S. Lacrosse Game Prompts Investigation

Complaints that two Naperville North High School freshman lacrosse players were the targets of racial slurs before a game against Wheaton Warrenville South have prompted an investigation by officials.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2011

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Group Of Professors Alleges Racism At DePaul

An African-American female professor was denied tenure at DePaul. Some of her colleagues claim there’s a culture of exclusion. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports a group of professors are standing beside her, alleging a pattern of institutional racism.

CBS 2–11/17/2010

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Jewel Workers’ Suit Alleges Racial Harassment

Two Chicago men who work at Jewel-Osco have sued the company, claiming they’ve been the targets of racial slurs from co-workers for two years and that supervisors have done nothing to stop it.

CBS 2–11/11/2010