City Council Honors Juneteenth With Hourlong Discussion Of Systemic RacismAld. Leslie Hairston (5th) said “it is time for this City Council to wake up and stop being dismissive” of progressive legislation, and urged aldermen to stop allowing progressive measures to get stuck in committee without a vote.
'Long Overdue': White NHL Players Find Their Voice On RacismTyler Seguin protested in Dallas, Zdeno Chara in Boston, while Patrice Bergeron, Tom Wilson and others made donations. Jonathan Toews met with activists in Chicago.
Young People Turned Out To Protest Systemic Racism After George Floyd's Death. Now, Will They Vote?“It will just be incredibly important to us to make sure we’re protesting now and voting later,” said Carolyn DeWitt, executive director of Rock the Vote.
Missouri Woman Asked Merriam-Webster To Update Its Definition Of Racism; Dictionary Will Make The Change"I was super happy because I really felt like that was a step in a good direction for a lot of positive change for a lot of different positive conversations that can really help change the world and helps change how people view things," Kennedy Mitchum said.
Michael Jordan Says 'This Is A Tipping Point' For Racism In Society"This is a tipping point. We need to make a stand. We've got to be better as a society regarding race," Jordan said.
Second City CEO Andrew Alexander Resigns Amid Racism AccusationsIn a letter posted on the Second City website, Andrew Alexander said he failed to create and "anti-racist environment."
Faith Leaders Protest Killing Of George Floyd, Want Others To March In Peace"We are asking African Americans to deal with the pandemic of COVID and the epidemic of racism and inequality."
Kankakee Catholic School Girls' Basketball Team Appalled By Racist And Body-Shaming Taunts At Elgin GameRacist taunts were hurled at a girls’ basketball game recently – and several players were targeted, including one standing right at the free-throw line.
'We’re Supposed To Be Past This:' Post About Allegedly Racially Charged Incident At Buffalo Wild Wings Goes ViralA social media post about an allegedly racially-charged incident at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Naperville has gone viral on Facebook.
Bucky's Convenience Store Employee Fired After Telling Customers 'Go Back To Their Country'A Bucky's convenience store employee in Naperville has been fired, after he was caught on camera telling customers from Mexico to “go back to their country.”
Oak Park River Forest High School To Reprint Yearbooks After Discovery Of Photos Of Students Making Racist Hand Gesture Associated With White Power MovementAdministrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School decided Monday at a special school board meeting to spend nearly $54,000 to reprint the school yearbook after photos of students making a hand gesture associated with racism surfaced.
Cubs Ban Fan Who Flashed Apparent Racist Hand Gesture On Air Behind Doug GlanvilleThe Cubs have identified the fan who apparently flashed a racist hand gesture on TV during Tuesday nights game against the Marlins, and the team has banned him from the park.
'To Me It's Just Disgusting': Reaction To Suburban Students In BlackfaceIn a statement, the school said the posts were "highly offensive and culturally insensitive." But due to confidentiality laws can't discuss discipline and noted that the incident took place outside school property.
Gucci Creative Head Breaks Silence Over 'Blackface' SweaterAlessandro Michele wrote that it was not inspired by blackface but by the late Leigh Bowery, a performance artist, club promoter and fashion designer who often used flamboyant face makeup and costumes.
Baker Takes Back Apology For ‘Build The Wall’ Cookies, Gets Orders From Across U.S.“Am I supposed to be quiet because I can’t write what I want, or I can only write what they want or makes them happy? No. That’s not how it is,”