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Study Shows Racial Disparity In Handling Of Criminal Cases In Manhattan

A study of prosecutions handled by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has concluded that black and Hispanic defendants are more likely to be held in jail before trial than white and Asian defendants.

07/09/2014

In an article criticizing the “racism” of far-right voters, a West Village newspaper is now under fire for its own explicitly racist headline about President Barack Obama: “The N----- in the White House.”  (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

West Village Paper Creates Controversy With ‘N-Word’ Headline About Obama

In an article criticizing the “racism” of far-right voters, a West Village newspaper is now under fire for its own explicitly racist headline about President Barack Obama: “The N—– in the White House.”

07/07/2014

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Officials Say Hate Crimes On The Rise In New York City

New York officials say there were 699 hate crimes statewide last year, up 2 percent from a year earlier.

07/14/2011