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CBS 2 Exclusive: North Plainfield H.S. Football Players Say They Were Racially Taunted With Bananas

Players from a New Jersey high school football team with a largely African-American makeup said members of another team taunted them racially before a game this past weekend.

09/15/2014

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Jury To Rule On Punitive Damages In Controversial Case On Racial Slurs

A federal jury has rejected an argument that the use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, ruling instead that its use in the workplace is hostile and discriminatory no matter what.

09/03/2013

Brooklyn Discrimination Lawsuit

Lawsuit: Brooklyn Building Owners Discriminated Against Black Applicants

The operators of an apartment building in southern Brooklyn were facing a lawsuit Tuesday, for allegedly discriminating against potential tenants.

04/30/2013

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Newark Library Removes Cover From Graphic, Controversial Drawing

Officials at the Newark Public Library have decided to uncover a controversial drawing that was cloaked in cloth a couple of months ago, after some staffers deemed it offensive.

01/20/2013

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Marks Significant Historical Confluence

The inauguration ceremony on Monday coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and this year also marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.

01/19/2013