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Video Shows White Woman Hanging Dolls Tied In Nooses Near Campaign Sign For Black Candidate


A white woman in New Jersey was caught on surveillance camera while hanging stuffed animal toys tied in nooses near a campaign sign belonging to Tim Alexander, a Black candidate running for Congress. Police, who are now looking for the suspect, said the video shows a white woman with blonde hair first arriving in a dark colored sedan which appeared to be a Buick.
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She then hangs the stuffed animals on a tree standing next to a political sign for Alexander in Middle Township, New Jersey, CNN reports.
“My visceral response was it’s disgusting and a pathetic attempt at intimidation using historically racist symbols to send a message to a Black candidate,” Alexander told CNN.


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The Democrat is running for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives, competing against Republican incumbent Rep. Jeff Van Drew.
Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue said the incident is a “potential hate crime.”
“This is not who we are in Middle Township. We stand united against all forms of racism, hate, threats and intimidation,” Donohue wrote in a post on Facebook. “If this investigation proves charges are warranted, the perpetrator(s) will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
According to the mayor, three stuffed dolls hung in nooses from a tree branch near the campaign sign.
“The MTPD has launched an immediate and thorough investigation into this potential hate crime,” Donohue wrote. “If this investigation proves charges are warranted, the perpetrator(s) will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”





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‘I think everybody’s a racist’: Teacher tells Black students that white is the ‘superior race’ in viral video



A white teacher tells a group of Black students that he thinks his "race is the superior one" in a viral video shared to Instagram.
‘I think everybody’s a racist’: Teacher tells Black students that white is the ‘superior race’ in viral video
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In a video filmed last week at Bohls Middle School in Pflugerville, Texas, a white teacher tells Black students that he is "ethnocentric," which he defines as believing his race "is the superior one."
"I think everybody thinks that, they're just not honest about it," the teacher says to students. "I think everybody's a racist." When students confirm if the teacher said he is racist, he says, "I did."
In response, students look surprised. Multiple students say they no longer respect the teacher.
The video was posted on Instagram by Mello (@babysizzle808), a student at Bohls. On Monday, the post had 4,755 likes.
"I have always been raised to respect my elders," Mello wrote. "This still won’t change me I’m still going to be the same it’s just crazy this happened at my school to me and my friends."


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The Daily Dot reached out to Mello and his dad, record producer 808 Mafia.

KVUE, a local Texas news outlet, reported on Friday that the teacher had been "placed on administrative leave" while an investigation was being conducted. As of Monday, the teacher is "no longer employed" at Bohls Middle School.
"This interaction does not align with our core beliefs as a district. The video of the conversation includes statements that we find wholly inappropriate," Pflugerville Independent School District Superintendent Douglas Killian said in a statement to KVUE. "The advisory activity was inappropriate, inaccurate, and unacceptable. This type of interaction will not be tolerated in PfISD schools."
Responses on Twitter to Lewis' tweet containing the video ranged from disgust to disbelief.
"Ole Mr. Klanmen got to be fired," @ej11lizzie tweeted.
"Bro they literally let ANYONE become a teacher nowadays and it’s crazy," @rickmargiela tweeted. "How can you teach & treat each kid equally when you have a racial bias???"
"Run his record. How many Black and brown children are sent to the office, granted detention, or not recommended for advanced/gifted programs?" Ebony Jade Hilton tweeted. "This level of ignorance gets tied to action."




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Black man was racially profiled in Walgreens, as White employee called cops on him for being in the store too long [VIDEO]


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Black man was racially profiled in Walgreens, as White employee called cops on him for being in the store too

Black man was racially profiled in Walgreens, as White employee called cops on him for being in the store too long [VIDEO]

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When a man went into Walgreens, he was simply trying to take care of some errands. However, an employee in the store decided the man had been shopping long enough. As a result, the Walgreens worker called the police on the man. What makes this situation so hurtful is that the man did not even do anything suspicious, let along wrong.
While this man was simply trying to find what he needed and leave, there are tons of other reports of people running amuck. Earlier this year, a man entered a Popeyes location, and berated the employees, calling them all kinds of racial slurs. Even with the scene that man caused, there was no one who immediately involved the authorities.


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In the case of the man visiting Walgreens, Vinnie Dewayne, he was simply shopping and then he was confronted by the police. There is a video on TikTok that details all that happened next. Despite just trying to shop for what he needed, Vinnie Dewayne found himself being questioned about why he was in the store. All of this was due to a store employee, who called the police, accusing Dewayne of being in the store too long without buying anything.
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Editorial: Palm Springs bulldozed a Black neighborhood. Compensate survivors


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Palm Springs is grappling with the legacy of a 1960s holocaust in which Black residents were evicted and their homes and belongings destroyed. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Palm Springs is grappling with the legacy of a 1960s "holocaust" in which Black residents were evicted and their homes and belongings destroyed. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)© (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Pearl Devers remembers coming home from school near downtown Palm Springs in the 1960s, to the house her father built, only to find a neighbor’s home gone, replaced by a pile of rubble. As the days and weeks went by, other homes within the square-mile area in which she lived disappeared, and the remains were set on fire.

One day it happened to her own home.
“It was very scary,” Devers, now 72, said. “Our neighborhood was a place of safety and community” — until the city began evicting every resident of the small area known as Section 14, beginning in 1959 and continuing through 1966. Residents included Latinos and Native Americans. A majority, including Devers’ family, were Black.
Their modest houses were within walking distance of the palatial desert homes of movie stars. That was the whole point. Devers’ mother was a maid for Lucille Ball. Her carpenter father helped build the local hospital and golf courses. Many other residents in the working-class community served as cooks, chauffeurs and gardeners for wealthier white neighbors as the city became a playground for the Hollywood elite.
But the land the little community was living on, which belongs to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, became much more valuable when laws changed to enable long-term leases. The city saw a chance to replace an unpretentious community of color, who had to renew their leases every few years, with glitzy hotels and shops that needed 99-year leases to pencil out.
So it began the process of evicting, demolishing and burning. Survivors say confiscations often came with little notice, and that keepsakes and valuables were lost along with the homes.
A 1968 report prepared by California Assistant Atty. Gen. Loren Miller Jr. called the destruction, most of which took place two to three years earlier, a “city-engineered holocaust.”

Miller contrasted the losses with the notorious 1961 Bel-Air fire, in which 484 homes were destroyed, most of them belonging to wealthy white residents including famous movie personalities, some of whom no doubt had second homes in Palm Springs that were cared for by residents of Section 14. Miller noted that the rich victims of the “natural holocaust” received federal recovery assistance. There was no such aid to the Palm Springs working-class residents.

The Palm Springs clearance is just a piece of other injustices, large and small, against Black Americans in the century and a half since emancipation. The most notorious case may be the Tulsa, Okla., race massacre of 1921, in which the wealthy area known as Black Wall Street was destroyed. The best known in Southern California, since it received wide publicity last year, may be the confiscation of Black-owned land and businesses at Bruce’s Beach in the city of Manhattan Beach.
These are just a few of the examples of Black communities that followed the rules of the American dream — working hard, investing their savings, building a future for generations to come — only to have their accumulated wealth destroyed or stolen.
Recovery was next to impossible because of the layers of discrimination against people of color. For example, Devers’ family in theory could have moved their house to another parcel. But that would require money, and in that era banks seldom made loans to Black borrowers. Because there was little access to capital, working-class families fell into poverty. Because of racist attitudes that continue to this day, those same families were blamed for their fate. Loss of property melded with emotional loss and created enduring racial trauma.
Palm Springs, to its credit, last year owned up to the wrongfulness of its 1950s and 1960s actions and issued a formal apology. Past Mayor Christy Holstege, who currently is running ahead in the vote count in her race for the state Assembly, was a vocal supporter of an apology. But so far, there has been no memorial and no compensation to the survivors.
Devers and other survivors have been gathering virtually and in person to discuss their next move, and they’re stepping up their effort to amplify their story at an event in Leimert Park on Thursday.
So far, there has been no formal process to identify those who lost homes and personal property to the fires, which Areva Martin — attorney for the survivors group — noted were set not by arsonists but by the city Fire Department.
It was a scene straight out of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," the novel in which firefighters of the future work not to put out fires but to burn items deemed threatening to those in power.
“The city wants to make amends and we want to help guide them through what that process looks like,” Devers said. Any reckoning should include an attempt to identify the displaced families and their descendants. The historical record should be complete and correct.
And the rest of us should acknowledge what happened in Palm Springs — and recognize that there are similar stories waiting to be told, up and down California, and around the nation.




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Study finds racism causes Black Americans' brains to age faster than people of other races — increasing dementia risk


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The brains of Black adults show signs linked to Alzheimer's and other cognitive diseases earlier in life compared to other ethnicities, per a new study. Westend61/
The brains of Black adults show signs linked to Alzheimer's and other cognitive diseases earlier in life compared to other ethnicities, per a new study. Westend61/© Westend61/

  • A study of brain scans of Black, White and Latinx people found Black brains age faster than other races.
  • The study found Black brains exhibited signs of aging like greater white matter sooner than other brains.
  • Researchers said exposure to racism and discrimination could be causing brains to age faster.

Biases you didn't know existed in the healthcare industry, and how they impact patients and medical professionals

  • Biases are forms of discrimination in which we hold unfair beliefs about an entire group of people. These biases can be conscious (explicit) or unconscious (implicit).
  • Business Insider spoke to Dr. Jasmine Marcelin, a doctor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Dr. Chloë Fitzgerald, a researcher of implicit bias, to gain a greater understanding of bias in medicine.
  • Both explicit and implicit bias are prevalent in the medical field, and they can affect how patients of different races, genders, faiths, and sexualities are treated.
  • Due in part to biases, black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women, according to the CDC.
  • Though there has been great progress in reducing explicit biases, implicit biases are much harder to tackle, and they take active participation to identify and eliminate.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
Biases are present in many human interactions. These typically unfair assumptions, which can encompass entire groups of people, affect how we feel about and treat members of other races, genders, faiths, weights, sexualities, and abilities. In healthcare, the effect of biases on patients can lead to dangerous consequences.
Explicit biases, or conscious biases, are easier to detect because they are overt, according to Dr. Chloë Fitzgerald, who co-authored Implicit bias in healthcare professionals: a systematic review, which was published in BMC Medical Ethics.
"If someone had explicit bias, they might say, 'Oh, you know, obese people just don't work as hard, or they're lazy,'" Dr. Fitzgerald told Business Insider. However, "if it was implicit, they might choose someone else over an obese person to do a task because they'll assume the obese person will be slower to do it," she said.
Dr. Jasmine Marcelin, who co-authored The Impact of Unconscious Bias in Healthcare: How to Recognize and Mitigate It in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, said a lower presence of minorities in the medical field perpetuates bias.
Dr. Fitzgerald and Dr. Marcelin identified ways biases affect the healthcare industry.
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Black brains age quicker than white brains, and racism might be why, according to a new study.
A new study, published in JAMA Neurology on Monday, analyzed the brain scans of 455 Black participants, 275 white participants, and 737 Latinx participants.
Researchers found brain scans of middle-aged and elderly Black participants had more signs of cerebrovascular disease, or disorders that effect blood supply to the brain and that are common among people with Alzheimer's, than white brains of the same age.


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Black brains also exhibited signs of aging sooner — at around mid-life — compared to white and Latinx brains. These signs include how much white matter is in the brain and the width of gray matter in the outer layer of the brain.

The paper suggest the "cumulative effects of oppression, environmental adversity, and psychological stress" — or a lifetime of exposure to racism and discrimination — might be causing Black brain to age faster, since scientists have previously determined these factors can lead to cognitive decline.
Scientists have linked racism and discrimination to a variety of worse health outcomes for Black people, including higher infant and maternal mortality rates, shorter life expectancy, and more heart problems.
Now, researchers are better understanding how racism can harm the brain. A previous study that collected data from 59,000 Black women found those who experienced daily microaggressions and systemic discrimination were 2.75 times more likely to have worse cognitive functioning, an earlier indicator for Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disorder that slowly weakens memory and other mental functions. Older Black Americans are twice as likely as their white peers to have Alzheimer's or dementia, and many of them do not get diagnosed until the disease process was more advanced, per the National Institute on Aging.
Adam Brickman, a professor of neuropsychology at Columbia University and the study's main author, told STAT he was surprised to see brain aging begin so quickly in Black people. The authors of the study did not respond to Insider's request for additional comment.
"It's evidence that when we think about outcomes in late life, a lot of those changes are starting earlier in life," Brickman told STAT. "Cognitive aging is a lifelong phenomenon, not just something that happens when you turn 65."





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