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Clippers fans express their views on owner Donald Sterling. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Sterling Is Over And Much Else Is Not

We were all enablers of a racist man through inaction.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

Blake Griffin and Donald Sterling. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jones: The Real Outrage Behind People Like Donald Sterling? The Violence In Chicago

An NBA owner is caught on audio tape spewing racist commentary, including, among other things, telling his mistress that she shouldn’t associate with black men in public.

04/30/2014

Magic Johnson. (credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Centric)

Magic Johnson On Clippers Owner: ‘He Has To Lose The Team’

The Hall of Famer was in the Chicago region Monday, attending a fundraising benefit dinner for Gary’s Community School Corporation.

04/28/2014

Donald Sterling. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock Donald Sterling Apologists

After insensitive racially-charged remarks, Donald Sterling is in danger of losing his Clippers.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2014

Blake Griffin and Donald Sterling. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Probes Alleged Recording Of Clippers Owner

Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

04/26/2014

Clippers owner Donald Sterling, second from left. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hanley: Clippers Owner Caught In Racist Rant

In an OMG story from TMZ Saturday, despicable Donald Sterling is caught on tape confirming what many knew: The L.A. Clippers owner is the NBA’s resident racist.

04/26/2014

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

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