racism

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WWJ News
September 23, 2020 - 6:41 pm
A metro Detroit man has reached a plea deal for making racially motivated death threats against a Black woman and her family.
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Abbie Bennett
September 03, 2020 - 2:34 pm
Two Capitol Hill lawmakers are calling for a review of reports of systemic racism against Department of Veterans Affairs employees and veterans, as VA workers plan protests this weekend. Read on now.
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer holds a news conference (Photo: State of Michigan)
WWJ News
August 05, 2020 - 12:00 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed, confirmed, and highlighted the deadly nature of pre-existing inequities caused by systemic racism, the state says.
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WWJ News
July 31, 2020 - 5:30 pm
"I love this city, its employees, and the many citizens I have met, so it is with regret that I resign my position as mayor and say 'farewell'."
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A box of Cream of Wheat is displayed on a counter, Thursday, June 18, 2020 in White Plains, N.Y. Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth are the latest brands reckoning with racially charged logos. B&G Foods Inc., which makes Cream of Wheat hot cereal, said it is initiating “an immediate review” of its packaging. A smiling black chef holding a bowl of cereal has appeared on Cream of Wheat packaging and in ads since at least 1918, according to the company's web site. (AP Photo/Donald King)
Associated Press
June 18, 2020 - 3:22 pm
Colgate, Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth are the latest brands reckoning with racially charged logos. The soul-searching comes in the wake of PepsiCo's announcement Wednesday that it's renaming its Aunt Jemima syrup brand. Mars Inc. says it's also reviewing its Uncle Ben's rice brand. New York-...
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Aunt Jemima pancake mix
A box of Aunt Jemima pancake mix sits on a stovetop Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Harrison, N.Y. (AP Photo/Courtney Dittmar)
Associated Press
June 17, 2020 - 9:36 am
“As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations."
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Sam Masterson
June 12, 2020 - 2:23 pm
Kennedy Mitchum says internet trolls were copy-and-pasting the definition of racism to try and prove she didn’t understand the word. But soon that definition will change.
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James Craig
Police Chief James Craig (City of Detroit)
WWJ News
May 30, 2020 - 5:19 pm
Reverend Wendell Anthony: “When are we going to bring the nation together to inject a cure to this pandemic of racism and white supremacy? When are we going to level the curve on that?”
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Associated Press
March 06, 2020 - 9:46 am
A customer who witnessed the incident said it was so disturbing that he documented it and submitted multiple complaints to Olive Garden by phone.
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WWJ News
February 18, 2020 - 9:48 am
"The climate is racist. Let's just be clear and get to the point."
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